Xupermask is a high-tech $299 face mask from Will.i.am and Honeywell (for some reason)

Face masks have become a common, if sometimes controversial, sight over the course of COVID-19 pandemic. Single-use N95, KN95, and KF94 masks offer reasonably good protection, while reusable fabric masks may be less effective, but they can still help prevent the spread of the virus. And then there are the high-tech masks, like Razer’s Project […]

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 has a bigger screen, SpO2 sensor and $35 starting price ($53 outside of China)

Xiaomi’s latest activity tracker has a 1.56 inch AMOLED touchscreen display that’s about 50-percent larger than the one used in the company’s previous model. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 also adds support for Sp02 measurement in addition to the usual heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and step counting features. It also continues to be […]

Razer is actually going to sell its high-tech face mask with RGB lights

Razer has a long history of using the Consumer Electronics Show to unveil concept devices that may never turn into real products. But that high-tech, reusable N95 face mask with RGB lighting the company showcased at virtual CES in January? That’s going to be a real thing you can buy. In an interview with Yahoo […]

Amazon introduces Halo Band fitness tracker and service

Amazon has already taken baby steps into the wearable gadget space with its Alexa-enabled Echo Buds true wireless earbuds and Echo Frames eyeglass frames. Now the company is coming after Apple and Google/Fitbit with a new health & fitness wearable called the Amazon Halo Band. It’s a $100 wristband that’s designed to track your physical activities (including […]

Oppo Watch is a $215 Apple Watch clone (powered by Android)

Remember when Chinese phone makers had a habit of cloning iPhones and slapping their own Android-based software on them? That doesn’t happen quite as much as it used to. But Oppo is reviving the practice… for watches. The company’s first smartwatch looks like a very nice device for a reasonable price. But the Oppo Watch also […]

Watchy is a $55 smartwatch with an E Ink display (you can also build your own)

Not every smartwatch needs to have an AMOLED display and a $300+ price tag. The new Watchy smartwatch from SQFMI is a simple, cheap, and hacker-friendly smartwatch that uses a square E Ink display, an ESP32-S system-on-a-chip, an accelerometer, and 4 buttons plus a vibration motor. It’s programmable with support for Python and Arduino. And the […]

Canon’s IVY REC camera-on-a-clip hits retail next week for $130

The Canon IVY REC is basically a smartphone camera without a smartphone. The company crammed a small camera module into a stick the size of a USB flash drive and started taking pre-orders this summer through an Indiegogo campaign. Now Canon has announced that the IVY REC will go on sale through retail channels this […]

Fitbit launches Versa 2 smartwatch with Alexa support + optional Fitbit subscription service

Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a $200 model with support for voice controls, courtesy of Amazon Alexa. The Fitbit Versa 2 is up for pre-order today and it should begin shipping in September. There’s also a $230 Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition model that features a woven wristband and comes with a 3-month free trial to […]