Go Ahead, CES 2014 – Prove There’s Tech I Want To Wear | TechCrunch
Darrel Etherington with an excellent take in the current slew if “wearable” tech. His point amounts to this: if you’re selling a consumer device, then show me something normal people would immediately see the value in wearing. Don’t come with something that appeals to us tech nerds who will get excited just based on the promise, give us something a non-techie would immediately recognize as valuable.
A lot of this is like the smartphone world pre-iPhone. Every nerd understood that the internet in your pocket meant big things. But it didn’t have any appeal to normal people until they had a device that was a better iPod, better phone, and did more than anything else they were carrying. The question with wearables is if that magic device is forthcoming and whether or not it does enough to be worth having it AND a smartphone or carrying it instead of a smartphone.