LUX 2016 Vibe: Tech Trends
2016 promises to spice you the technology industry with innovative gadgets that will take the tech world to the next level! Check out a few of these riveting gadgets:
OMBra - Smart clothing is likely to make a splash in 2016, and one of the leaders could be OMsignal. The smart bra measures heart rate and steps from workout attire. It’s the first bra that reads a women’s biometrics, says Shaz Khang, the chief marketing officer for smartwear firm OMsignal. Women realize that if they’re going to wear clothes all day anyway, they want more information. The bra is expected to sell for around $150 and will be in stores in the spring.
True wireless sound - Riva Audio’s latest line of speakers, out in April, connect to bluetooth or Wi-Fi to play music off your smartphone or tablet. And unlike rival wireless speakers that play only certain music services, like Spotify, Pandora or Google Play, the Riva speakers can play anything off your phone or tablet--from Apple Music and Tidal to your library. It is fully loaded, says Riva founder Rikki Farr. They also can be played with electrical current, or taken outdoors and played off the internal battery.
Livestream Movi camera - The folks from the Livestream live video service have a new kind of camera for live video recording. The Movi is a little box with a built-in 4K HD camera for live streaming events like weddings, conferences and the like. The advantage over streaming from your phone with the Movi is that you can place it on a stationary surface, and not have to worry about holding it for an extended period of time. Additionally, the camera has built-in cropping tools to change the angle, for a more pleasing production.
Fuel3D Scanify - 3D scanners once weighed a ton and you needed a very deep pocket to get one. A handheld device, it is designed to scan an object in a few seconds and it costs just $1490.
Hearnotes - A unique set of earbuds that do not need a Bluetooth connection, just a dongle and the proprietary Kleer technology. They are designed to provide wireless listening, and in our brief testing the sound seems to be clearer than many Bluetooth headsets.