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Casio releases new Bluetooth watches for call and message alerts

Does the MOTOACTV leave you feeling exhausted? Turned off by the minimal style of the WIMM One? Can't stop laughing at the buzzword-laden I'm Watch? If you're looking for some more conventional wearable tech, you might want to give Casio's latest digital watches a try. TechCrunch reports that the G-Shock GB 6900 will come equiped with a low-power Bluetooth 4.0 module for connecting to your smartphone. The watch is designed to give you at-a-glance alterts for incoming calls, texts an emails, as well as automatic time syncing with the network clock on a connected smartphone.

Logitech Z515 Bluetooth Speaker Review

One of the most consistent complaints against phones of all types, including Android superphones favored by most of our readers, is that they have to make due with tiny, weak speakers. That's not anyone's fault, really - devices that fit in your pocket with enough technology to make Ray Kurzweil drool have to make some sacrifices. But  to rectify this situation, especially when you're traveling or trying to share music with lots of people, an external speaker of some kind is almost a necessity. Enter Logitech's Z515, a portable battery-powered Bluetooth speaker that intends to bring big sound in a small and easy-to-move package.

ASUS Eee Pad MeMo charted for January 2012

The ASUS Eee Pad MeMo tablet hasn't received nearly as much publicity as the Transformer Prime, but now we know why. ASUS states the MeMo 7" tablet will launch January 2012 with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on board. MeMo has been through different hardware and design stages as well, when it formerly appeared with a 3D capable display. They've since then scratched that, and will focus more on the paired functionality of the MeMic Bluetooth device to the actual tablet - after all, they do ship together.

Bluetooth SIG shows pic of ZTE V55 tablet

We are tablet fans around here and we particularly like to see early pics and details about tablets that haven't yet hit the market. Such is the case today with a single pic offered up by the Bluetooth SIG. the pic is of the ZTE Smart Tab V55 that is destined to hit Sprint at some point. The details on the tablet are very scarce right now.

Spar Zephyr Bluetooth speaker jams out to music, charges your phone

We have an awesome new accessory for Android devices to tell you about today. A company called Spar has just announced three new Bluetooth speakers in a new line called Zephyr. They'll be offering the Zephyr 550 (biggest of the bunch) with 30 hours of playback, the Zephyr 500 with 18 hours of playback, and the 300 offering 12 hours and all of this from a single charge. What makes these special you ask? The Zephyr will also charge your device via USB port when needed or while you're on the go.

Android-powered MOD Live makes you a ski slope Terminator

Little GPS gadgets have been a long-time fan for hikers, runners, and skiers, but it looks like Recon Instruments' new MOD Live takes things to a higher elevation. The newest model of wearable computer pairs with your Android phone over Bluetooth to give you a live map of the area, share your run online, and access music and texts without reaching into your coat. The information is sent to a tiny screen that lives on the inside of your goggles.

Griffin’s Beacon Universal Remote Control turns any Android device into a remote

Ever since the faithful old infrared port started disheartening from Palm Pilots, I've been wondering how one might replicate the functionality of the universal remote control programs that graced PalmOS. Today Android owners can get a simulacrum of that experience with the Griffin's Beacon Universal Remote Control system, which will connect with Dijit Media's remote app to control any home theater device with an IR remote. The $69.99 system is shipping from Griffin and major retailers now.

Samsung HM7000 Bluetooth Headset available today, pairs with Android App

Samsung is at it again with another awesome and tiny bluetooth headset today. They've just announced nationwide availability of one of their newest and best headsets, the HM7000. With options to pair with their Android app, great battery life, and a sleek and fancy design this should make plenty of users happy. Plus, people living in cities like me that don't allow use of cellphones while driving with no exceptions, this will really come in handy.

Android-based i’m Watch is our new favorite buzzword machine

Ever since Dick Tracy started talking into his wrist, sci-fi aficionados have craved the watch-phone hybrid. And every few years, some company comes along to make on without really considering whether or not it's a good idea. The latest is the i'm Watch [sic], and if buzzwords could be translated into direct sales, not even Apple would be able to stand against it.