Last year, Roli launched an affordable, modular music creation system called Blocks. At launch, the company sold a square Lightpad block (intended for tapping out melodies and drum beats) and two smaller blocks that let you adjust a variety of settin…
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Tag Heuer’s luxury world of Swiss watches and the high-tech smarts of Intel have come together in the new Connected Modular 45 smartwatch, and you better believe the hype; this is a real Swiss smartwatch through and through.
The Blocks Smartwatch is on sale for $ 60 – $ 100 off its normal price at our DT Shop. The smartwatch can be upgraded with additional modules that add everything from NFC capabilities to full-on smartphone functionality thank to a SIM add-on.
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Olloclip was at CE Week 2016 this year, and we stopped by to take a look at its new 4-in-1 lens designed for Otterbox’s modular Universe Case. Snap it on and you get four different lenses to switch through.
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The Blocks modular smartwatch is one of the most exciting wearables coming this year, and now we’ve got the chance to see it in action, complete with a revised design and strap, in a new video.
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The LG G5’s modular design is exciting, but it’s going to need more than the two modules already announced if it’s going to succeed. LG’s preparing to release development kits to help other companies produce them, and outlined plans on how they’ll eventually be sold.
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We have been hearing a lot about modular devices from watches to phones, and now computers. For those unfamiliar with modular devices, they aim at being basically an upgradable device. Rather than using a device for a year or two than buying a new one, you will instead just buy upgradable parts.
Today, we are talking about the Infinity modular laptop by One Education. It combines a laptop and a tablet in one, and is designed for kids. The main thing that sets it apart from other devices is its modular capabilities. You will be able to replace the CPU, camera, battery, and more. It also runs Android, but they are working on a full Linux desktop experience too. This is great for being future proof and keeping upfront cost down.
The base model will come with an 8.9-inch screen, 1.4 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and cameras on the back and front. One Education plans on making new modules like faster hardware, Windows 10 support, better cameras, and stronger Gorilla Glass screens.
If you are interested in picking one of these up, head over to One Education’s Indiegogo page. They are trying to raise $ 50,000 with early bird prices of $ 250 each, or if you are a school or large organization, you can buy a 10-pack for $ 2,390. They are expected to ship the Infinity next September.
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Blocks smartwatch has a circular display that offers things like phone notifications, wifi connectivity, and activity tracking. Nothing too special over regular smartwatches, but what makes it really stand out are the modules.
Users can simply buy more and insert them into the band whenever they want. Currently, five modules are out, extra battery, heart rate sensor, GPS, NFC, and Adventure module that measures altitude, pressure, and temperature. There are many more being worked on too, plus, developers can also design their own modules.
“We have already partnered with major technology companies to develop our Modules and have over 1,500 individual developers signed up to work on our platform. The BLOCKS Software Development Kit (SDK) and Module Development Kit (MDK) will be made available soon.”
If Blocks smartwatch is something that might interest you, check out their Kickstarter page. So far, they have 20 days left and have destroyed their goal. They were asking for $ 250k, but have already received over $ 1.1 million.
Come comment on this article: Blocks is the first modular smartwatch and they are killing it on Kickstarter