Microsoft Band Review: Tracks Your Every Move, Then Breaks Your Heart

When I first strapped on the Microsoft Band a week ago, I felt like I'd been given new power over myself. The company's first wrist-borne activity tracker packs 10 sensors into a discreet package, and to my hopeful eyes the wristable's powerful specs added up to potential. I thought, this gadget might really get to… » 11/07/14 3:08pm 11/07/14 3:08pm

A Cast That Makes You A Little Bit Iron Man Is Awesome

If you're wearing a cast, something bad probably happened. You may feel crappy about it or frustrated or some other dark feeling, but you tell yourself it isn't unbelievably itchy and just try to ignore it. Or. You draw an Iron Man arm on it and then you are a bamf anytime you do anything. Caligineus posted a friend's… » 8/18/13 7:47pm 8/18/13 7:47pm

Bloody Stump Wrist Rests

These bloody hand and foot wrist rests aren't meant to taunt your co-workers with adolescent slasher film humor. Their intention is to honor the many who've fallen, organizing spreadsheets and returning company emails and remind you that, at any time, you could be a mouse click away from clicking no more. Just make… » 9/03/08 11:45am 9/03/08 11:45am

Wrist Watchscale, For When You Really Need to Weigh Small Stuff

The spoon-scales » 8/21/08 11:00am 8/21/08 11:00am from a while back we called "perfect for dieters and dealers" because of the spoon part, but with this wristwatch scale... Well, it's just convenient for when you really, need to weigh small quantities of stuff right then and there. Makers Jennings call it "The first Pocket WatchScale ever" and it…

Prototype Remote-Activated Wrist Stun-Device Shocks You For Airplane…

This story from the Washington Times seems more ridiculous than ridiculously awesome, but the base of it is that some official in the Department of Homeland Security has "expressed great interest" in a wrist bracelet that can be remotely activated to stun the wearer. It works by taking the place of a boarding pass,… » 7/07/08 2:20pm 7/07/08 2:20pm

Kinesis Freestyle is First Ergonomic Snap-In-Two Keyboard for Macs

Sure, ergonomic designs are sometimes more whacky rather than useful, but I reckon the Kinesis Freestyle Solo falls into the latter category. Apparently it's the first Mac keyboard that allows you to fully separate it into halves. Why'd you want to do that? To adjust the keys into a wrist-friendly, RSI-reducing… » 6/04/08 8:45am 6/04/08 8:45am

Thanko Charger Bracelet Has More Wrist Power Than The Hulk

Of all the crazy thing's Thanko's come up with, this USB charger bracelet's probably the least crazy. Instead of having a separate charger that you have to keep close to a PSP, DS Lite or a cellphone by putting both onto a table, this wrist charger lets you wear the power on your person and play/talk like you normally… » 10/19/07 5:10pm 10/19/07 5:10pm

The Lobster is One Modular Crustacean

While many of the wrist/arm based multimedia devices are improving, none of them can hold a candle to Danillo Mangini's Lobster. This oddly named prototype involves an LCD base unit about the size of an iPod Shuffle (or presumably a lobster tail) that straps on to your arm or wrist, but what sets the Lobster apart is… » 8/31/07 2:36pm 8/31/07 2:36pm

iPod Shuffle Wrist Strap

If the clip on the iPod Shuffle isn't secure enough to keep the player on your person when you engage in the spastic movements you call jogging, take a look at this iPod Shuffle Wristband. It comes in blue, black, green, frost white, pink and purple, and secures the iPod Shuffle to your wrist in a way that only a… » 8/21/07 2:40pm 8/21/07 2:40pm

Fit Fingers GripGlider Relieves Carpal Tunnel, Strengthens Wrists

We're on the computer nearly 18 hours a day, so it's a miracle that we haven't developed carpal tunnel or RSI yet. If we did, we'll have one of these GripGlider Wristiciser wrist exercisers to relieve the pain. Just a few minutes a day doing "dozens of exercises" can take away your pain and get you back online and… » 7/27/07 4:30pm 7/27/07 4:30pm

Wii Sports Cuff With Retractable Line

If you're such a doofus that even the revised Wiimote safety harness isn't enough to keep the controller from beaning your family, look at this: The Retractiable Wii Sports Cuff is a velcro wristband with a retractable line to attach the Wiimote to. » 4/05/07 8:00pm 4/05/07 8:00pm

Wrist PDA Gives You the Magic Touch

I've never been a big fan of wearable tech and the mere thought of strapping a PDA this big onto my wrist ain't helping, but fortunately this PDA comes with a twist. It creates a body area network (BAN) that lets you communicate with other peripherals by touching them. So for example, you could print documents from… » 11/20/06 11:00am 11/20/06 11:00am

Wearable Wrist Computer From 1984

Take a gander at the Seiko UC-2000. This is how far we've come in 22 years. Compare that monster with the Zypad WL 1000, which has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Linux/Windows CE. The Seiko, well, we're lucky if it tells the time correctly. » 7/07/06 6:01pm 7/07/06 6:01pm

Cellphone Watch

This watch, the CEC GSM F88, is as ugly as sin but is also probably the coolest thing we've seen all morning. It's got a color display, speakerphone, 3-megapixel camera, and weighs a mere 3.5 ounces. How much is this amaze-o-phone? Try $1,100. Not available here, don't even ask for it. We're not getting it for you. » 6/23/06 10:26am 6/23/06 10:26am