Asus ZenWatch 3: A quick unboxing

So, I was surprised last Friday to see that Amazon has the Asus ZenWatch 3 available for order. Most sites still indicate the new Android Wear device as “coming soon,” including Asus’ own web site, and so I was quite pleased when I saw it available for order. I received the watch this morning, and […]

Is Apple’s 9/9/2014 Event “Historic”?

I was going to write a heated post about ABC News characterizing today’s Apple event as “historic,” but my friend Adam (@DeadTechnology) beat me to the punch with this Tumblr post (I’m copying more than I usually would, with his permission): Last night, ABC news posted a teaser video in which it declared that their anchor, David Muir, will […]

Apple Fan on Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch: “It’s stupid” (Update: Aha!)

Update: @ianwaring clarified things a bit for me on Twitter: Gruber is talking here about the small cutout portion at the bottom of the Moto 360’s LCD, which indeed could be characterized as a “flat tire” if you wanted to look at it that way. I know that Motorola has a reason for their design […]

Sony SmartWatch 2 Review: Good, but Will You Use It?

I’ve been using the Sony SmartWatch 2 for a little over a week now, and so far it’s matched up well with what I want from a smartwatch. However, it has one significant issue that gets in the way, and I’ve found myself reconsidering whether or not I actually need a smartwatch, after all. In […]

Sony SmartWatch 2 On Amazon (and Elsewhere) (Update: Official Now)

Update: Okay, so, Sony has finally officially announced the SmartWatch 2 in the US, after it’s been available in some other countries for a couple of weeks. It’s available for “pre-order” at the Sony store, but the order page says that it “Usually ships in 1-2 days.” Weird. My Amazon order from a few weeks […]

Why I Want a Smartwatch

I’ve been reading a bit about smartwatches lately, because I’m in the market for one, and a common theme seems to be that the current generation of smartwatches don’t offer enough value to be truly compelling. I’m a little surprised by this attitude; it seems pretty clear to me that smartwatches are at least as […]

The State of the Tech Chat: Gadget Lust

So, I thought I’d start a new tradition of periodically jotting down those gadgets that have me chomping at the bit to spend money I probably shouldn’t spend. These are the ones that some might call obsessions–although I subscribe to the theory that my brain simply likes shiny new gadgets to play with, and some […]