As a child I remember watching fiction thriller movies in which a detective would have a gadget strapped to his wrist. Though appearing as a watch it would serve purposes way beyond the capacity of a watch. Decades down the line fiction has started turning up in to the real world.
Take for example the mobile phone that has made communication across the globe as simple as a few button clicks. Technology has made it possible to communicate between two continents not only in audio form but also in visual format.
All technological advances are results of a wondering human brain. In some corner of the brain at some point of time an idea emerges and that leads to building up of a concept. One such concept that has emerged is of the Apple iWatch.
The world has seen and tested the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Now is the turn for the iWatch, a conceptual designer watch launched by ADR studio, Italy. The watch boasts of an aluminum body reminding us of the other Apple ‘i’ range products. This sleek looking LCD touchscreen watch is loaded with 16 GB of internal storage space along with an integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It can easily connect to other devices such as the iPhone and iPad and interact with remote applications and data. One of the most interesting features of the iWatch is the inbuilt Pico projector. The concept of projecting photographs and videos from a watch is amazing. This tiny gadget would almost give you the sense of carrying a computer on your wrist. Only it would not be so heavy.
Talking about tiny gadgets, in the present scenario it seems that the smaller the gadget the better it is. There was a time when we had computers that were rather ‘large’ in size. From the desk it was moved to the lap and in came the laptop. From the lap it went on to the palm with the palmtop systems. When we were thinking that that was enough of shrinking the system, in comes the concept of the iWatch, which is in many regards no less than a computer. In fact every gadget is shrinking in size. Consider the music system which used to be a huge set up of the system with massive speakers on either side with separate cassettes and disks to be played. Now we have the iPod which can not only play music and video but also store all the music on the system itself. And its size is almost not even one tenth of the erstwhile music system.
What new gadget will come in the future is yet to be seen. Yet we can rest assured that with the coming of each new piece of technological wonder, life does become a lot easier and entertaining.