CES used to be all about televisions, stereos, and cool-looking cars. Over time the fashion has crept in and in 2014 it’s safe to say it took center stage, at least for a moment. This year some very big companies made big moves in the fashion tech world with a strong focus on watches, which let’s face it, are ripe for innovation.
This year Intel announced a partnership with the fashion industry, a commitment to gives wearable tech an incredible boost. Joining Intel is the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Barneys New York, and Opening Ceremony.
Sure, wearable tech has been functional, but has it really been fashionable? You can buy a smart watch, but would you wear it to a dinner party?
A wearable tech battle is beginning, and it looks like it’s going to start with the watch and the bracelet, two products that were highlighted at CES this year.
Also making news was the Razer Nabu, a bracelet with a tiny screen that can connect to your smartphone via bluetooth. Meant for both men and women the Nabu is supposed to be discreet but still there when you need to quickly access information.
Of course the market-leader for wearable tech at the moment would be Pebble, one of the first smart watches to hit the market and definitely the one that captured the most buzz. Seeing this trend towards more fashionable wearable tech Pebble announced the new Pebble Steel at CES this year which Wired called one of the top ten from CES 2014.
If there’s one thing we can all learn from CES this year it’s that our clothes are getting smarter. It all starts with watches and bracelets but it’s not hard to imagine living in a world where your shoes tie themselves and hats automatically size to fit your head.
What was once only seen in Science Fiction movies is now being released, updated, and perfected every year. We love it all and like most of you, can’t wait to see what’s next!