The former designer at Vertu is giving Meta's new watch a facelift to climb to the top of the smartwatch fashion mountain.
While it's not the perfect replacement for an everyday wristwatch, the iOS and Android-friendly Meta M1 is a simplified smartwatch that gets a lot of things right.
Artist Eric Drass, aka Shardcore, turns image faux pas into infuriating meta fashion statements with his latest Twitter bot, Hipsterbait1.
The Meta M1 looks a little like a Pebble Steel smartwatch and works like one, too, but with a more aggressive outer design. It works with both Android and iOS.
Meta expects to ship the equivalent of a MacBook Air in a pair of augmented reality glasses and a pocket computer in June 2014.
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Physical and digital worlds collide when users wear Meta Spaceglasses. CNET's Sumi Das tried on a pair of the high-tech specs and offers a firsthand look at the technology that aims to take wearables to a new level.
The startup still hasn't shipped its prototype augmented reality glasses and software development kit, but it's launched an app store to solicit app concepts.
Pebble has competition: the leather-banded, high-concept Meta watch keeps its focus on at-a-glance functions, but wants to be seen on with your fancy suits and dresses, too.
Meta expects to have the virtual equivalent of a MacBook Air and iPhone built into a pair of 3D, augmented-reality Ray-Bans controlled by your hands within the next two years.