With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
Google has posted a tutorial on how to use Google Glass to familiarize people with the interface. Google Glass has a touchpad on the right side which turns Glass on by simply touching it and then from there you can swipe left to see current events and right to see past events like pictures, videos, and messages.
Glass Explorer Edition units are still in the process of being handed out to developers, #ifihadglass winners will be notified shortly afterwards, but the consumer version of Glass is still 6-12 months away so don’t get your hopes up just yet. Check out the video above to see how to use Google Glass and go here to check out how Glass works.
Developers who signed up for the Google Glass Explorer edition last year at Google I/O will soon be getting them. We have known how Glass looks and performs for a while but we didn’t know what people would be getting in the box for the $1500 price tag. To relieve us of the curiosity Brandon Allgood got his hands on the Google Glass box and revealed what’s inside the box.
Inside the box you get two different visors(Clear & Tinted), a carrying bag, a power adapter, a power cord and Google Glass itself. Google also revealed more details about Glass and said that the glasses have adjustable nose pads and that the screen is comparable to a 25-inch high-definition screen eight feet away.
Glass connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, has 12 gigabytes of usable storage, and the battery lasts about a day but that is dependent on how many videos a person records. Google has also released the My Glass app for Android which allows users to set up Glass. If you aren’t one of the lucky few that will get Glass in the upcoming months then the app is useless, unless you download it and wait until the end out this year to buy Glass when it’s a consumer product.
By now most of us should be familiar with Google Glass and what its intended purpose is, but what most of us don’t know is how exactly it works. Martin Missfeldt, a German designer, has created an infographic to show how Google Glass works.
Google Glass is expected to go on sale to the public towards the end of the year and cost around $1,000 US dollars. You might start seeing people wearing Glass in the next couple of months since developers and selected members of the public will have their hands on them before everyone else but they will have to shell out $1,500.
At Googles I/O Sergey Brin rushed onstage and interrupted the conference while wearing a Project Glass unit and then gave everyone a brief live demo of some guys Skydiving over San Francisco while wearing Project Glass to share the experience. This is truly one of the best product demos I have seen and truly shows what Glass is capable of. Check out the video after the break!