Neptune Pine smartwatch looks to Kickstarter for a financial boost

Despite naysayers and critics, now that the smartwatch ball has started to roll, there seems to be no end to independent groups and small-scale manufacturers from trying to carve out a name for themselves in the nascent market. The most recent one that will probably hit your news feeds soon is the Neptune Pine which, in all honesty, is a smartwatch that probably isn't a watch at all.

Omate TrueSmart shipping preparations being made

Omate offered a status update in terms of TrueSmart shipments recently. That update had shipments ranging from mid-November for the 512MB+4GB EU 3G model with the remainder running through December. Well, while we aren't expecting that timeline to change, it does appear as if Omate has begun the final stages of prep work to ensure all backers receive their reward.

Oculus Rift headset coming to mobile for Android only

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe had a surprise in store for the gaming world as well as the Android community at his GamesBeat 2013 keynote last Tuesday. The company is planning to launch a mobile version of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at the same time as the original PC version. And it will be exclusive to Android devices only.

Omate TrueSmart retail packaging pictured alongside October delivery update

The folks at Omate have recently shared some images of the TrueSmart retail packaging. There isn't much here, the smartwatch seems to sit encased in a plastic housing. But along with the look at the packaging, there was also a bit of a status update in terms of the units that are expected to ship in October. Looking back to the Kickstarter page, these were the Developer Edition models.

Omate TrueSmart desktop charging cradle unveiled

It looks like those who backed the Omate TrueSmart will be getting an extra accessory included for free. The team behind the smartwatch has announced a charging cradle. Specifically, the "TrueSmart Desktop Charging Cradle" which is said to have been designed to make it easier to charge the watch and also protect it from damage.

Omate TrueSmart “will not ship” with Google Play preloaded

The Omate TrueSmart launched on Kickstarter with promise of being the "smartwatch 2.0." While the specs may not be top of the line, the folks at Omate have essentially offered a full-smartphone for your wrist. And just to clarify, the TrueSmart does have cellular connectivity. Along with the specs, the Omate was said to be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with the Omate UI 1.0 and according to the Kickstarter page, it would be the "world's 1st smartwatch 2.0 with Google Play App Store."
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