Feiten. Anders bekeken.

Wearing the future

Geschreven door  op in Opinie, The Mobile Life.

© Apple © Apple

If you would ask what 2014’s biggest anticipated reveal would be, of course it’s the latest product from Cupertino, aptly named the Apple Watch.

My very first watch was a highly customisable LEGO watch. My second watch was a digital underwater stopwatch, being the avid diver I aspired to be. Since ten years, the only watch I’ve worn was a Cogito Connected Smart Watch. It missed both the comfort and functionality of deserving a place on my wrist. I’ve held several other watches, but either they missed several key factors like battery life or system integration.

© Apple © Apple

As Stephen Colbert joked on his show last night, calculator watches are finally cool to wear. This hit a string, because as a child, one of my deepest desires was a watch that would double as a TV remote! Alas, my parents squashed that dreams (and perhaps saved me from eternal bullying).

Yesterday’s event got me excited, not just because of Apple created something, cool but because there is a completely new product category in a solid ecosystem with full system integration, and one big word. Potential.

There where more than one references yesterday to the first iPhone in the keynote, which was no accident. If we go back to 2007, there where no third party apps, just a phone with several cool features. Still it was a success. A year later the App Store launched, and today there are over 1.3 million apps in the App Store.

When the iPad was announced, it was another exciting times, and I bet that the moment the first apps where published in the store, a LOT of people downloaded them, even before they had one in hand. The excitement was huge, and iPad apps pushed the envelop on how people spent time with it.

The same will elevate the Apple Watch from a pretty wrist-thing, to a life-changing item. It won’t take long before watch will be added to the ‘keys, wallet, phone’-motto when heading out. I know it will happen with me.

Ook interessant

Bose presents music on the go

04/06/2013

04/06/2013

<p>Bose, one of the leading audio companies in the world today announced two brand new products, that for them create a deeper sound experience, if you are on yourself, or with a group of friends.</p><div><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; "><br></span></div>

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

06/06/2015

06/06/2015

When watching the Oscars, one name just kept popping up: Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). After seeing the...

Adobe pakt uit met een hoop nieuwigheden op MAX

18/10/2017

18/10/2017

Deze week vindt de Adobe MAX Conference plaats in Las Vegas. Het zelfverklaarde centrum voor creativiteit pakt ook dit jaar...

Proximus Move sleurt jongeren naar buiten

18/01/2017

18/01/2017

Proximus Move is de jongste telg van de Proximus familie. Of toch het broertje dat stiekem geboren werd, verwekt door...

The cold never bothered me anyway

25/02/2015

25/02/2015

<p>Despite the weather, I never felt cold in Scotland .. all thanks to a decent preparation and the correct gear. Here's what I wore.</p>

The Technology Opera, in the key of HP

10/05/2012

10/05/2012

<p>HP invited us for their Global Influencers Summit 2012 in Shanghai to present 'the future'. Did they live up to to promise? </p>

Meeting Dinosaurs in Belgium

18/06/2015

18/06/2015

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences is one of the most impressive museums in the country, with a huge...

Nokia Lumia 1020

14/10/2013

14/10/2013

<p>The revolution in smartphone photography is here .. or is it?  </p>

The Primark Effect

11/06/2015

11/06/2015

Last month, big blue neon letters where erected in our city center, making the opening of our cities Primark coming...

Electronic Bag Tag

08/07/2013

08/07/2013

<p>Designworks, a Brittish product design firm has partnered with British Airways to create an awesome re-usable e-ink based bag tag. </p>

Netsky vs Boris

07/07/2013

07/07/2013

<p>This morning I was reading an interview with now-famous Belgian DnB musician Netsky. In the interview he talked about living on the road, where after weeks at a time being Netsky, coming home and just be Boris again. <br></p>

IKEA BEKANT

02/04/2015

02/04/2015 1

<p>IKEA comes with an affordable solution for a adjustable standing desk. Here is our review.</p>

The Get Down: hiphop ’70ies rollercoaster

22/08/2016

22/08/2016

Jezelf onderdompelen in het brein van Baz Luhrmann: wie zou dat niet eens willen doen? En dan bedoelen we écht...

OPINIE – Wat een techneut lijden kan. 

01/03/2017

01/03/2017

Het zijn niet altijd zonnestralen in de wereld van de technologie. Ik schaats graag op het scherpst van de snede....

The State of Mobile Vikings

24/09/2015

24/09/2015

The funnest community in Belgium, that would be an accurate description for the VMNO Mobile Vikings. Since 2008 the project,...

Reageer
Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Deze website gebruikt Akismet om spam te verminderen. Bekijk hoe je reactie-gegevens worden verwerkt.