wearable

Razer Nabu smartband offers 500 beta testers the chance to pick one up for $1

Gaming accessory maker Razer announced their entry in the wearable device industry in January with the reveal of the Nabu smartband. Today, the company announced a unique way for some early adopters to get their hands on the Nabu via a beta testing program.

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Fund This: Ring, the touchless gesture controller to everything

An impressive Kickstarter project out of Japan was launched recently called Ring. No, it doesn't involve a haunted videotape. This smart ring detects movement with enough fidelity to recognize gestures drawn in the air by an index finger and transmit them to your iPhone. Using the iOS app, users can program those gestures to execute commands, such as translating into text, launching apps, or approving transactions. A small sensor on the inside has to be touched in order to initiate a command, plus there's a vibration motor and LEDs in there to let you know about incoming notifications from your iPhone. There's going to be a Ring store which highlights apps that make use of Ring's API, and they've already tested it with a few popular accessories, like Philips Hue, AR Drone, Google Glass, and WeMo.

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Notifications, activity tracking, and making a game of it with the Razer Nabu Smartband

Here at CES 2014, there are a ton – literally – of wearable accessories. Razer, known for its PC gaming hardware is the latest company to jump on the ever growing bandwagon with this, the Nabu Smartband. And, perhaps true to Razer's roots, it wants to make a game out of tracking your activities as well as offering up wrist based notifications for your iPhone or Android smartphone.

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AT&T announces Filip, a connected wearable for your kids

Say hello to Filip, AT&T's new connected wearable device aimed at your kids. Looking a little like a children's Galaxy Gear, Filip is part smart locator, part phone and part watch, and the connected part helps parents keep a tab on where their kids are at all times and provide a means of communication.

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Jawbone UP health monitoring bracelet and iOS app available again

Jawbone just launched a (sort of) new bracelet accessory called UP that plugs into your iPhone's 3.5mm jack to document exercise and sleep habits.

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