Every day in the mobile market there are many new products. Some of them are just improved versions of well-known gadgets, while others try to offer something completely new. Latest to talk his way out of difficult, because to surprise today quite difficult. However, even if the developers did it, not the fact that the product will become popular. Many of the ideas attract investment and attention only at the start, poles what the difficulties begin. Mismatched expectations, poor execution, technical complexity, irrationality — all this prevented the development of many potentially interesting devices. And it’s not about the specific gadgets, and of entire segments.
When they presented the smart glasses Google Glass, someone talked about the birth of a new segment of promising gadgets, and someone is skeptical and complained about the lack of practical use. Now, after more than five years since the release of the first version of the accessory, we can safely say that the benefits really were few. Built-in mini-screen to output data from a smartphone in everyday life were useless, so bought these gadgets mainly for the corporate needs. For example, Google Glass was used by speakers at the various presentations, after reading the text they can be used without regard to the other screen and paper media.
Built-in camera for shooting video these glasses are also not saved. The recording quality, ease of use and the autonomy left much to be desired. Moreover, in these glasses the surrounding will always see in you the spy that can record everything that happens for his purposes. And as you are aware, nothing is usually not encouraged.
When manufacturers learned how to make hardware stuffing smartphone is quite compact, the market began to appear smartphones in the format of a wristwatch. They had a slot for a physical SIM card, and it could make calls, write messages and read e-mail without the help of other devices. Among the major brands of such gadgets produced by Samsung and LG. However, on several models is not gone. The main drawback of such wrist smartphone was and still is autonomy, limited to one or two days. In addition, a small screen is not conducive to active communication — it’s quite difficult to type text, and instant messengers with social networks is simply not tuned for screens with a size of 1-2 inches.
Nevertheless, to this day, these devices release a Chinese company who are trying to compensate for the low autonomy available price or other features. In Nubia Alpha, for example, the bet is placed on the flexible display. Buyers budget counterparts from AliExpress worth several times to weigh all “for” and “against” before to order such gadgets. A replacement for the smartphone they are unlikely.
Watch on Android Wear
Among all the smart watches the most popular now use the Apple Watch. Paired with iPhone they are really comfortable and quite functional. However, even before the first model appeared on the market a watch running Android Wear is an operating system from Google, designed for wrist gadgets that connect to Android smartphones. These devices came a lot, and was even quite a good model. However, almost all of them differed by a modest battery life and a high price, obviously not conducive to the purchase of experimental gadgets.
The gadgets on this platform produce many other top brands, but even so, they are much less popular than the Apple Watch or even similar solutions from Samsung running a proprietary operating system. And lately in this segment has intensified and Huawei, offering a fairly attractive smartwatch with a battery life of about 7-10 days.
Another never taking off the idea of smart rings. Mostly they were produced by young start-UPS on crowdfunding platforms. The interest was high enough, and many projects have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment. One of the most striking examples — ring Xenxo S‑Ring, which can act as a headset, a duplicate of the notification from the smartphone to track physical activity of the user and even perform the role of the stick. With all this, it’s not so different from the usual ring.
Another example Oura Ring, which also had all chances of success. This ring is able to track activity, sleep cycles and overall health. The buyers were proposed to choose the versions in different design, until the version with inlaid precious stones. A lot of these advantages partially compensate for a low autonomy and high valued. Nevertheless, the many advantages of this accessory and several analogues did not allow smart rings become as popular and useful gadgets, such as, for example, the fitness bracelets. Perhaps their time is still just not right.
Glasses with built-in player
No less interesting look glasses Zungle, able to transmit a sound through bone conduction. They look almost no different from ordinary sunglasses, however they could connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth and act as a headset. The user can hear the music or the caller of the interlocutor due to the contact of the arms with the bones of the skull — vibration passed through the bone directly to the inner ear. That is quite simple contact.
Zungle are charged via micro-USB, built-in battery enough for 4 hours of music playback and 100 hours standby. The manufacturer offers a range of color options for frames and lenses. To buy such glasses can be, and to this day, but the seller will have to look, because they were only known in the United States, although there is the immense popularity of the question.
The most famous project of modular smartphone has moved the most Google called Project Ara. Its concept is very simple and logical, it was based on the fact that there is no sense each time to buy a new smartphone if you can just improve the old. Project Ara is a kind of constructor components, each of which could assemble your smartphone with the necessary parameters. Just needed to select the amount of memory, processor, camera, battery and some other modules. They are all fastened to the Board with the screen, performing the role of foundations. Depending on the set of components was varied and the price.
At the stage of development of the hardware basics of the Project Ara come to understand that the idea is good in theory only. In practice, its promotion would prevent a lot of different factors, chief among which would be the time. Mobile technologies are progressing too quickly, there are new developments and new solutions that do not fit into the format of the replaceable module. That is why Google has frozen the Project Ara, and not starting the serial production of the devices.
Perhaps something of all this has become really popular, this gadget needs to release the company Apple, which may well dictate fashion. It happened with a fully wireless headset. Before the release of AirPods such gadgets are produced by many companies, including Samsung, however, the wave of this popularity began with the release on the market of Apple.
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