The $320 Sapphire Wellness Watch doesn't come cheap but this sophisticated timepiece tracks how fast your heart races, and the steps you take with crystal and metal-coated flair.
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If you don't mind its extra bulk, the Kyocera Brigadier is a rugged and water-resistant device that delivers a modern smartphone experience for a low price.
The JVC SL is a series of edge-lit LCDs, boasting a slimline look and some unique features. Unusually it peaks at just 47 inches.
A supplier of the scratch-resistant material has upped output, says a researcher, causing some to predict a bigger iPhone.
A sapphire screen could brighten the prospects of Huawei's flagship P7 in its competition with Apple and with rival Android brands.
Debate has surfaced regarding if and when Apple will outfit its new iPhone with the uber-hard substance. JP Morgan's Rod Hall, for one, doesn't see it in the immediate cards.
With its 4.5-inch sapphire screen, quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera, the rugged and water resistant Brigadier can take whatever you can throw at it.
Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, Trendforce analysts conclude.
Recent videos claim to show the supposed sapphire screen withstanding some intense abuse -- but it's not invincible.
Professor Neil Alford of Imperial College in London tells the Guardian he believes Apple may indeed have created a sapphire smartphone screen.