When looking at the plethora of wearable devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, other companies certainly followed that principle. A walk around the show floor saw startups such as Martian and Pebble and major players such as LG and Sony introduce new wearable gadgets. And in most cases, they offered either a single benefit, such as health tracking, or a handful of clearly defined features, such as notifications from a paired phone.
LAS VEGAS -- How smart can a regular watch get? Casio is one of the few "regular" watch manufacturers that's been dabbling in smart tech since introducing Bluetooth notifications in a G-Shock in 2011, and the Casio Sports Gear STB-1000 goes a step further, using Bluetooth and acting as a fitness-tracking conduit to four iPhone apps. I had a chance to try one for a bit here at CES 2014.
The Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE isn't the sexiest phone to bring to a beach party, nor does it have the sexiest name (it's pronounced "jeez-one" in case you're wondering, as in jeez-one-person-should-be-fired-for-that-name). But if you're looking for smartphone that can survive almost anything, this is it.
That's because the rugged Commando was designed for someone who has an active, outdoorsy, and all-around swashbuckling lifestyle. It's water- and dustproof, can survive extreme temperatures, and is shock resistant. (For a full rundown of the phone's military-graded specs, you can check out … Read more
Last year, Casio G-Shock dipped a toe into the smartwatch arena with two Bluetooth models, the GB-5600AA and GB-6900AA ($199), that communicated with your smartphone and offered some limited notification features when an e-mail or call came in.
The new GB-6900B, modeled after the "classic" G-Shock DW-6900, and the larger GB-X6900B, up the Bluetooth ante a bit, with a version 2.0 "engine" that adds "two-way" communications with a smartphone. That allows you to program your G-Shock's buttons to operate smartphone applications such as music playback. You can also use your smartphone to … Read more
Verizon Wireless today expanded its rugged smartphone lineup by announcing the Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE.
An update to 2011's Casio G'zOne Commando, the Commando 4G LTE has largely the same design as its predecessor. Clad in black with a few red accents, the handset packs rubber sidings for protection, and top and bottom ends that almost come to a point.
More importantly, it meets the expected military standards (under the MIL-STD-810G certification) for shock immersion, dust, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, low pressure, and high and low temperature. What's more, the touch screen, which … Read more
Take a peek at this iPhone app by Casio called PicapiCamera, which works as 21st century version of a signal lamp. Users of the app can receive data in a specific pattern of flashing red, green, or blue (RGB) lights found on digital signage or other PicapiCamera users' devices simply by pointing their iPhone in the right direction.
Currently, you can download PicapiCamera free from the Apple App Store. The app enables you to take a photo and send it other users of the app through the aforementioned visible light communication technology. … Read more
Ready for yet another technology giant to reveal an Android tablet? Meet the Casio VX Tablet.
The 10-inch toughened tablet runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich and packs a battery that manages to last a whopping 12 hours.
Recombu reports the Android-powered VX will go on sale in the middle of the year. Casio has yet to confirm the price or whether it's named after the Marine-melting deadly gas in "The Rock" ("It's very, very horrible sir. It's one of those things we wish we could disinvent"). But we do know we won't … Read more
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It's Tuesday again, and this time we are prepared.
On today's show, code in iBooks 2 points to possible Retina Display iPad; Casio does something other than make keyboards; our favorite people on Earth, analysts, comment on the upcoming year for Netflix; and we have a couple guesses about who Anonymous will attack next.
Also next week, or maybe the week after, is Humiliation Day. You know what's different about this Humiliation Day? For once, Karyne isn't the big loser. If you have any Humiliation Day ideas for Emily, or if you have any ideas about … Read more
A Droid Life tipster who claims to have spent time in a Casio focus group advises that the hardware maker is readying a number of new Android products. One model, an unnamed device referred to as "Big Boy," is said to feature a Super AMOLED display in the range of 4.5 inches or larger.
Providing details based on memory, the Droid Life source goes on to say that the handset had … Read more