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Neptune Suite – a smartwatch, smartphone, tablet and laptop all in one

- March 17th, 2015

Neptune has launched a new fundraising campaign to expand its Neptune Duo from a smartwatch-phone combo to an entire suite of accessories.

For those unfamiliar with the Neptune Duo, it’s a design by Simon Tian that inverts the traditional relationship between the two mobile devices by making the phone an accessory to the watch.

Tian’s company has received almost $750,000 in cash for the venture and roughly 7,000 orders for the product. So with the help of Indiegogo, Neptune is seeking funding to offer a whole slew of new accessories for the watch.

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Review: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

- March 16th, 2015
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

The new Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is the latest 2-in-1 hybrid of a Windows tablet and a laptop PC. Is it the best of both worlds?

In some East Asian cultures, chi is believed to be the universal energy that flows through all living things in contrary yet complimentary rhythms. Kind of like the Force in Star Wars. (And don’t tell me the Force is based on the concept of chi, because everyone knows Star Wars happened a long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away.)

The Asus Transformer Book Chi is the company’s latest 2-in-1 mating of a tablet PC with a laptop-style keyboard, an attempt to bring balance to the Force. “Should I get a laptop, or a tablet?” asks the consumer. The 2-in-1 device responds, “Why not both?”

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Apple Watch Canadian pricing and availability announced

- March 9th, 2015

watches 

At today’s Spring Forward Event and after much anticipation, Apple officially rolled out and finally announced pricing and availability of the Apple Watch collection: the Apple Watch Sport the Apple Watch and the 18 karat gold Apple Edition.

The Apple watch, which Apple calls “its most personal device yet and the newest innovative addition to Apple’s ecosystem,” will be available in nine countries including Canada on Friday, April 24th. They will also be available for preorder beginning on April 10th.

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iPhone 6 cases for devout minimalists

- March 6th, 2015

SlimVault

Every new iPhone brings a subsequent onslaught of new accessories, especially cases, covers and protective housings and in so many different shapes and sizes. In fact there are so many, it’s tough to even count them. So today, we’re going to look at a few cases and protective housings for your iPhone 6 designed with the minimalist in mind – someone who likes to keep their prized possession protected but prefers to avoid adding too much bulkiness.

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Ball-shaped Bublcam takes a ball-shaped image

- March 1st, 2015

If you like trippy images, the Bublcam might be the perfect device for you.

I had a chance to check out the camera from Toronto-based company at a recent Tech in Motion event.

Bublcam

Bublcam. (Supplied)

The Bublcam, which started as a Kickstarter project in 2013,  is a ball-shaped camera that can take both still images and video. As Joanna Taccone, Bubl’s marketing communication manager explained, the camera actually shoots footage from four different lenses its four lenses software stitches the individual shots together.

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