…while there are new devices entering the market, and we are not going to be stuck with slab phone as the only choice, we are going to see an augmentation of the range of devices that people can choose from.
In Wearable vs Bearable technology. Roy C Davies says technology companies are playing with the way computing power is dished up. Apple, Google and Samsung are experimenting with wearable devices.
This isn’t new. Companies have tinkered with the watch format for 30 years, I remember virtual reality glasses. None of these technologies have taken off in the past. Maybe the time is ripe now, maybe it isn’t.
Speech recognition is probably good enough for us to do away with other forms of input. 4G mobile data could be a turning point. Or we could be heading down a new set of dead ends.
What’s clear is that if we see a wave of new wearable devices there will be far more duds than winners. Play with the new formats by all means – don’t bank on any of them yet.