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Tory Burch reveals first hybrid smartwatch for the year

Tory Burch is more than happy to reveal its very first range of smartwatches that will hit the market this coming holiday season, where this particular line is said to extend the brand’s collection of timepieces even more. It is certainly encouraging to know that they are still going strong in this aspect, having first launched in the fall of 2014. The latest hybrid smartwatch range will be based on THE COLLINS, which comes across as a clean-lined, menswear-inspired design that happens to be one of the best selling timepieces from them.

Arriving in a quartet of distinct styles that will include a navy perforated leather strap with pops of red; a grosgrain fabric strap in a classic navy and ivory color combination; and gold-tone bracelets with toprings in orange or navy, you can be sure that fashionistas will be spoilt for choice.

The Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch has been deemed to be the ultimate convergence of Tory Burch design alongside wearable technology, merging the elegance and simplicity of an analog watch with the capabilities of a world-class activity tracker. It might not look like much on the surface, but you can synchronize it to a smartphone over Bluetooth, making use of its dedicated app that plays nice with both iOS and Android platforms, to take advantage of several features.

Some features include precision timekeeping that changes time zones automatically when you travel, having a second time zone so that you know what time it is back home, notification technology that discreetly indicates when you have a phone call, text or email, activity tracking capability that automatically tracks and monitors daily activities, while keeping track of the length and quality of sleep with the Tory Burch Collins hybrid smartwatch app. Interestingly enough, this is one of the few smartwatches that do not require a charger, since it runs on coin cell batteries that enable extended use.

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First connected Casio G-SHOCK Gravitymaster revealed

gravitymaster-bt-mastergCasio’s obsession with rolling out quality timepieces has not stopped over the years, but rather, it has strengthened. The company has revealed its Gravitymaster G-Shock series in the past, but none of them have been up to the quality of this year’s model at Baselworld 2017 — where it is touted to be the first ever connected Gravitymaster G-Shock that has been released. This all new Master of G model will boast of Bluetooth connectivity that will hook up to your smartphone via an app, making it all the more versatile than ever before.

The Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GPW2000-1A is the first-ever Bluetooth connected model under part of the Master of G series, where it has been specially built for aviation experts. What makes it so special? Well, it comes with connected GPS capabilities that include Mission Stamp, which is a function that will not only record time and location, it can also transmit the information via Bluetooth over to a special Smartphone Link app. This can then be viewed within a flight log.

The GPW2000-1A also carries the distinction of being the very first Gravitymaster model that comes with a longitude indicator, apart from a latitude indicator. This will add a key function to record travel location and history for pilots when they carry out their missions. Additional premium features that Casio has thrown into the mix include a sapphire crystal for minimal scratching, carbon fiber second hand, carbon fiber insert band and a unique carbon band lock insert, where all of these prevents loosening due to heavy vibrations.

Not only that, the GPW2000-1A will arrive with triple time adjust that is made possible thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and G-SHOCK’s GPS Hybrid Wave Ceptor technology. This results in even more accurate timekeeping regardless of where you are, thanks to the receiving GPS satellite signals or terrestrial radio signals from up to half a dozen transmitters worldwide, based on the current location and environment. Don’t expect the new GPW2000-1A to be cheap though, as it has an asking price of $800 when it becomes available from May 2017 onward.

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Diesel forges ahead with new touchscreen smartwatches

diesel-onNot all smartwatches are created equal, and the folks over at Diesel know this. In fact, the new collection of Diesel On touchscreen smartwatches that run on Android Wear 2.0 will do its bit to fuel customization options, as Diesel works on expanding their influence when it comes to wearable technology. The new range will include bold, moto-inspired, full-screen smartwatches for its dedicated customer base.

The Diesel On touchscreen smartwatch merges the rebellious spirit of the brand with world-class technology, resulting in a one-of-a-kind touchscreen smartwatch that ensures you will not lack any kind of attention while wearing it. Standing out from the rest of the competition thanks to seven bold, customizable dial options, each of can be modified in a myriad of ways. Apart from that, there will be unique dial effects that ensure even more personality will keep this timepiece company, where visual enhancements such as the appearance of a cracked screen when a private notification is received, to unique weather filters that change based on the climate.

The Diesel On touchscreen smartwatches will play nice with both iOS and Android smartphones, and run on Android Wear 2.0. There will be Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor running proceedings from underneath the hood, where it relies on Bluetooth technology to hook up to your smartphone. You are also able to download third-party apps and obtain help from your Google Assistant with the Diesel On, not to mention enjoy the Google Fit workout experience as it tracks your runs, bike rides, and strength training (for example, pull-ups and push-ups), among others.

In addition, you are able to customize its straps with eight available options, where among them include leather, silicone, denim and canvas with novelty stitching as well as hardware details. The asking price for the all new Diesel On smartwatch collection stands at $325 onward, depending on which particular model that you decide to bring home as it hits stores this holiday season.

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LG Tone Studio lets you experience surround sound around your neck

lg-tone-studioNot all headphones are created equal, that is for sure. You can have earbuds that remain in place no matter how active a lifestyle you lead, while others might settle for a pair of noise-cancellation headphones — the large, bulky ones that make sure your long haul flight has one of the best possible experiences. Well, LG has released something that it teased at CES 2017 right at the start of the year — the LG Tone Ultra.

The LG Tone Ultra might be mistaken for a pair of headphones, but in reality, this is actually a new kind of wearable speaker that will make sure your body feels as though you were right smack in the middle of the action, be it a high octane game, or in an action movie.

The $299 LG Tone Studio is the latest around-the-neck Bluetooth wearable speaker that will play nice with Bluetooth audio enabled LG Smart TVs running WebOS, providing you with the experience of surround sound regardless of where you are. What makes the LG Tone Studio so special?There are not just one or up to three, but rather, a quartet of speakers that will truly let you immerse yourself in real 3D Surround Sound whenever you indulge in watching a movie, playing a video game, streaming music or simply talking on the phone.

During moments when personal surround sound is not required, the LG TONE Studio will boast of the legacy TONE tangle free, retractable earbuds that are seen in LG’s range up of Bluetooth headsets such as the LG Tone Ultra, LG Tone Active, LG Tone Infinim, and LG Tone Platinum. Sharing the action is as simple as turning on the Dual Play feature, as you hook up a pair of LG Tone Studio wearable speakers so that you can let everyone else around you enjoy sounds from a movie, playlist or others.

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The Avegant Glyph are headphones that separate you from the real world

Dealing with people is usually the last thing anyone wants to do. While some humans are awesome, going out in public with a whole mess of them on a train, plane, or bus is sometimes overwhelming in a bad way. We use music and social media to tune them out, but that doesn’t completely remove the potential for eye contact, or worse…conversation.

If you want to completely tune out of reality and have a long commute home, where you don’t have drive or pay attention to your surroundings in any manner, then these Avegant Glyph Headphones will be a dream come true. These are a video headset that will let you watch movies, play games, and more through this audio and video portable theater. They can connect to just about any smartphone, tablet, drone, or gaming console up to 40,000 feet away, or about 7.5 miles away.

You’ll be able to wear these like normal headphones and use them as such, but obviously the big draw is the display aspect. The cool thing about this device is that it reflects light with over two million micro-mirrors, which replicates natural human eyesight, so you won’t burn out your eyes at such a close range to the screen! Keeping that in mind, these are not cheap at $499, but it will give you some measure of privacy when it feels like you have none.

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LG Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset now boasts of JBL Signature Sound

lg-tone-ultraThere is nothing quite like having a lovely pair of headphones to be able to enjoy the kind of music that you like to listen to, as that would enhance all of the audio detail that it was meant to deliver during recording by the artiste at the studio. Well, LG Electronics has worked and refined on their LG Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset that will now boast of offering more than half a day’s worth of music listening time, now how about that?

Not only do you get a fantastic listening experience overall, you will also be able to look good while wearing it and enjoying your favorite tunes. The next item on your playlist will sound as though you were right smack in the middle of the recording studio, where this around-the-neck Bluetooth headset will boast of Dual MEMS microphones, JBL Signature Sound and Quad-Layer Speaker Technology.

The asking price for this next generation LG Tone Ultra Bluetooth headset stands at $99.99 a pop from the folks over at Sprint, and it will play nice with the latest iOS as well as Android-powered smartphones, making the most out of the new LG G6 and the LG V20 along the way. Thanks to its around-the-neck style, the LG Tone Ultra offers a personalized fit that remains there regardless of whether you are listening to music or attending to a phone call.

The presence of the legacy Tone tangle free, retractable earbuds ensure a great fit, while there are also easy-to-reach buttons that are located on the side of the LG Tone Ultra so that it becomes second nature to toggle between making and answering phone calls, as well as listening to music. Best of all is, it comes with more than half a day of listening time before requiring a recharge, which is a big deal for audiophiles who are always on the move.

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JLab Audio reveals a pair of wireless sport earbuds for the active

A pair of headphones or earphones are pretty much something that many of us already own — in various forms and guises, of course, that will cater to a myriad of ways in which we use it. Some of us would prefer those puffed up headphones that offer noise cancellation as it comes in handy during those long, trans-Atlantic flights, while others would prefer something that is lightweight and more importantly, wireless, because they like to wear it on their evening runs. JLab Audio has just the perfect thing for active folks, offering the Epic Air True Wireless Sport Earbuds for $149.99 apiece.

This is definitely not the most affordable pair of earbuds in the world, but what makes it unique is the fact that it claims to offer an extremely robust battery life where wireless earbuds are concerned. Sporting a patent-pending antenna earhook that ensures it remains in place all the time, the Epic Air True Wireless Sport Earbuds comes with Bluetooth connectivity so that users will see cutouts and skips as a thing of the past.

Each of these earhooks come with Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX Technology antenna, allowing it to be more versatile since either earbud is able to pick up the connection. Accompanied by a battery life of up to 7 hours, it features a charging case that offers more than 30 hours of battery life. This charging case does more than just juice it up, since it also doubles up as a portable charger for other compatible devices. It even comes with lights that indicate the existing battery level, so that you will always know just how much juice there is left remaining.

To further sweeten the deal, the Epic Air is rated as IP55, which makes it splashproof and perfect for use even when you use it outdoors while it is drizzling lightly. Do you sweat much during your workouts? The Epic Air allows you to rinse it without any problem at all, too.

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New Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV range priced, now available

Are you on the lookout for a brand new TV? If you have answered in the affirmative, then you would be pleased to know that Sony has announced its brand new range of Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV collection — alongside its pricing and availability, of course. This would be Sony’s first large consumer OLED TVs, where they boast of unparalleled black levels alongside contrast, a brand new Acoustic Surface sound technology, all packed into a unique design.

The BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV will be made available in stores from the beginning of next month onwards, and are already on display at retail stores — especially at Sony Square NYC, which happens to be a showplace for the latest when it comes to Sony entertainment and technology based in New York. The XBR-A1E will come with a unique combination of the superior picture quality of OLED that is powered by Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme.

It will be accompanied by the world’s first Acoustic Surface sound system, as well as an edge-to-edge stand-less form factor. Your eyes will be treated to more than 8 million self-illuminating pixels, enabling the BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TV range to deliver a significantly enriched visual experience alongside unprecedented black levels, rich and lifelike color, dynamic contrast, blur-less image and a wide viewing angle. With the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme running at its heart, it can further extend the capability of OLED in order to deliver an exquisite 4K HDR picture.

The XBR-77A1E which is a 77″ class TV does not have its pricing details determined as at press time, while the 65-inch XBR-65A1E is going for a rather hefty $6,499.99. Those who have a smaller budget can always consider the XBR-55A1E, which is a 55-inch model that will cost $4,999.99 a pop. Any takers?

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G-SHOCK from Casio reveals new Akazonae-Inspired MR-G

Fancy getting a new timepiece, now that your current one has started to lose its lustre, or needs some maintenance to get it up and running at optimal levels? Casio might have the answer for those who have a Japanese slant to things in the form of the latest G-SHOCK model, which would be the Akazonae-inspired MR-G. This luxury timepiece will boast of coloring that can only be found in traditional samurai armor, and nowhere else.

The latest color addition for the men’s luxury MRGG1000B timepiece that is inspired by the red Akazonae coloring, and this particular color did symbolize rank and valor amongst traditional Japanese military commanders of yore. Paying homage to G-SHOCK’s Japanese heritage and strength, this brand new timepiece will boast of the colors that are found in elite samurai armor, sporting a black titanium bezel as well as band, coupled with red lettering and gold IP accents that provide it with an ultra-refined look alongside the toughness that G-SHOCK is famous for.

Some premium features include a titanium case and band, boasting of a diamond-like carbon coating and sapphire glass crystal that deliver outstanding scratch resistance and durability. This particular model comes with GPS capabilities to boot in addition to G-SHOCK’s Multi-Band 6, and works under the guise of GPS Hybrid Atomic Timekeeping technology that will be able to deliver accurate timekeeping just about anywhere you are. This is made possible via the receiving of GPS satellite signals or terrestrial radio signals from up to six transmitters located around the world, based on one’s location and environment. There is also Tough Solar technology that ensures stable operation even when power-hungry functions are used.

All models will come with standard G-SHOCK technology such as shock resistance and 200M water resistance, a latitude indicator, airplane mode, dual dial world time (40 time zones, 27 cities + UTC), an LED super illuminator light, neo-brite luminous hands, daily alarm, day/date display, 1/20th second stopwatch and a countdown timer, with an asking price that some folks might choke at — $3,000 a pop.

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The Night N’ Day Mechanical Globe teaches practical knowledge

You can never know what information is going to be relevant to your life until you need it. Our parents hound us to pay attention in school because every ounce of knowledge might be the thing that leads us to success in the future. That being said, schools don’t teach us everything we need to know about life, and in all honesty, they never could.

If you want to make sure your kids are learning information that you personally find important, then it’s your job as their guardian to teach them. This Edu-Toys Night n’ Day Mechanical Globe will help parents who are interested in clocks and calendars give their children a visual guide as to how things work. This is a real solar time rotating globe that acts as both clock and calendar, turning to show you where people on the earth are experiencing sunrise, sunset, and twilight times.

This is very easy to set up, is 11” in diameter, and won’t take up much space standing only a little over a foot tall. It even adjusts for seasons! This will cost you around $127, but for education it would certainly be money well spent. In addition to that, knowing when and where you are on the globe is helpful, especially if you ever have to coordinate with people on the other side of the world for meetings and have difficulty remembering when they are.

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