Category Archives: CES

Neptune Pine Smartwatch CEO interview – CES 2014

Neptune Pine Smartwatch

While at CES 2014 I had the chance to interview Simon Tian, CEO of Neptune Computers, about the features of the Pine Smartwatch. I previously did the technical interview with their CTO so this was a chance to see working devices and see some demos. It was even more impressive in person and seeing multiple ones working added to the crowd excitement.

Handling and wearing the Pine Smartwatch I got a good feeling for the weight and look on my wrist. Working with the interface was smooth and responsive. We took the time with Simon to get the rest of the specs of this awesome advancement in technology.

Make sure you check out all the CES coverage that Spiked Studio is posting over the coming weeks here, TPN.tv and YouTube.

Audio Technica Sonic Fuel ATH CKX7iS review – CES 2014

Audio-Technica ath_ckx7is red

The Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX7iS headphones for your Smartphone as a great fitting and excellent sounding headset. With the numerous size inserts and hooks provided they will fit any ear.

The sound from the Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX7iS headphones was excellent and the noise cancellation of background sounds when using the microphone was great on all test calls. It successfully cancelled out background car noise, most normal volume music and even downtown sidewalk sounds.

The only issue we had with the Audio-Technica Sonic Fuel ATH-CKX7iS headset was the placement of the microphone. It was on the back of the volume control and when it hung away from your mouth it lost considerable volume and even broke up your conversation due to the noise cancellation.

We also wished the identifier for which side was for which ear was easier to read or see. A few people we handed the headset to could not find it.  Watch the video for more of our thoughts.

See more from Audio-Technica at CES 2014 and get your hands on the headsets right here on Amazon.

Neptune Pine Smartwatch technical review – CES 2014

Neptune Pine Smartwatch

Spiked Studio got an early look at the Neptune Pine Smartwatch that will be debuting at CES 2014.  We had the chance to interview Aaron Wilkins, CTO. This watch will change how we interact and see mobile technology.

We dig into the specifications of the Neptune Pine Smartwatch and all the features:

– 3G / Quadband / GSM (1:45)
– CDMA (2:05)
– tethering app (3:40)
– it is unlocked (4:00)
– Voice calls and wifi
– bluetooth (4:40)
– battery life (9:40)
– Snapdragon processor (10:20)
– Actual sizing on your wrist (11:40 and 22:10)
– full QWERTY keyboard (12:10)
– Fitness capabilities (13:20)
– GPS (13:40)
– timeline and cost (15:40)
– the watch band (20:45)
– helmet mount (21:30)
– 5MP camera on the back and VGA front camera (21:40 and22:30)
– Android Jellybean (22:15)
– Heart rate monitor (23:40)
– and more..

Watch the video for all the technical specifications of the Neptune Pine Smartwatch and join in on their Kickstarter campaign.