Gadgets

Whistle  There’s so much wearable technology around, with smartphone-paired hardware like Jawbone’s Up, Nike’s FuelBand and Fitbit’s Fl(...)

Lumafit is set to take the fitness tracker market on, with a Kickstarter campaign beginning next week.

Amid increasing attention on wearable technology there’s a new fitness tracker heading for the market, and it’s made by an Irish firm. Lumafit (...)

Voyager: the trip is a follow-up to Charlie Bird’s 2008 film. Photograph: Crossing the Line

In his first journalistic role since leaving RTÉ, Charlie Bird is preparing to spend a month in an Inuit community in the Canadian Arctic, to document(...)

  Jawbone Mini Jambox
Gadgets: making travel easier
  • Travel
  • October 5, 2013, 01:00

Jawbone Mini Jambox Since the launch of its original Jambox bluetooth speaker a couple of years ago, Jawbone has introduced a number of incremental ch(...)

Ciara O’ Brien, right, wearing the Jawbone Up wristband, sparring with Evette Wade at the kickboxing class, at Bushido Martial Arts Academy, Clondalkin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The idea of a band that monitors your entire life may seem like it’s teetering on the edge of Big Brother-style intrusion, but an increasing number(...)

[INDEX_BOLD]Seagate Wireless Plus Portable Drive [/INDEX_BOLD]As someone who ditched his hefty, ageing Mac Powerbook for a tablet, I know it’s only practical for work if you use the cloud and depend on wifi to hook up. Here’s a travel-friendly alternative: Seagate’s 1TB Wireless Plus Hard Drive. It makes its own wifi network, no router needed, and up to eight users can join. Designed specifically to work with Android and Apple’s iOS devices, it’s really for heavy media users, who want to haul big files with them. There’s a swiftish USB 3.0 connection to load it up to start with. Seagate Wireless Plus Portable Drive: about €200, seagate.com
Gadgets
  • Travel
  • April 20, 2013, 06:00

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Nike FuelBand: “To many observers, the idea of wearing a gadget that tracks and transmits data on your biorhythms sounds horribly intrusive.”

A couple of weeks ago, I spotted a curious grey bracelet on the wrist of one of New York’s hottest media figures. It was a striking desig(...)