Sony is using their Japanese crowdfunding site First Flight to launch Wena Wrist, a watch with smart features built into the band. The actual watch face remains classically analog, while NFC, haptic and LED notifications, and activity tracking all happen next to it. This poses an interesting strategy for upgrading later, as an updated band could be replaced at a fraction of the price of the watch.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.