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.
I’m not entirely sold on smartwatches. It’s a nice idea to be able to have a computer on your wrist but many of the designs look too weird and gimmicky to wear in public.
What’s nice about the Moto 360 is that on the surface it looks like a regular watch. It has a sleek design, with the dimensions 45.8 mm x 11.02 mm, and weighs on 49 grams. And the timepiece comes with a comfortable leather strap. (Metal straps are available in the U.S. and will likely be coming to Canada in the near future.)
A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen at Motorola’s headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Motorola/AFP)
The 360′s 1.65-inch screen offers six different watch faces to choose from, many of which mimic the look of an analogue watch, and more options can be downloaded through the Motorola Connect app.
Some people thought that wearing the iPod nano as a watch on your wrist was a pretty cool thing. And it was. As we rely more and more on our smart phones as a one-stop shop device having the ability to access some of its features while still in your pocket is a good thing. So Sony has developed the SmartWatch, which allows you to some extent to navigate your smartphone right from your wrist.