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Samsung patents a smart sneaker

Are tech-infused shoes coming?

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Besides the ubiquitous Galaxy series, Samsung has always developed its other offerings. The tech company offers a healthy lineup of notebooks, wearables, and appliances. Jumping from the Galaxy’s popularity, Samsung’s extensive catalog has consistently increased its range throughout the years.

Now, Samsung might add in some shoes to its repertoire. Spotted by LetsGoDigital, the company has patented two smart sneaker designs. The two possibilities will merge lifestyle and technology. When developed, Samsung’s smart sneaker will be the company’s first technological foray into the shoe industry.


Samsung filed the patent last August at the Korean Intellectual Property Office. They also came with respective renders. Both designs center around the shoe’s heel.

Image source: LetsGoDigital

In one design, the shoe’s technology is turned on and off by plugging into the heel loop. The minimalist shoe shares a likeness with Nike’s famous Flyknit design.

Image source: LetsGoDigital

Meanwhile, the other design provides an accessible slot, presumably, for a switch. Compared to the first’s simplistic design, the second shoe uses a more lifestyle-oriented aesthetic. Thus, this shoe can be used for more casual purposes.

Either way, Samsung’s smart sneaker will likely boast sensors for speed, distance, and altitude. Likewise, it will probably connect to Samsung’s expanding ecosystem of wearables.

Of course, patents are just patents until proven real. With CES 2019 in the bag, Samsung might launch this enigmatic shoe sometime this year. Regardless, the filing indicates the tech industry’s willingness to enter the smart apparel business.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now comes in beautiful Alpine White

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The Vivo x Benefit Cosmetics blossom pink V15 box set is here and I want it

Making blooming selfies possible

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Vivo has just announced a partnership that I am so here for and the resulting phone is oh so pretty!

The smartphone company unveiled a collaboration with Benefit Cosmetics, a makeup brand we all know and love, to release a phone/makeup box set that will definitely excite the ladies.


The highlight of the kit: Vivo’s blossom pink V15 — the phone color I’ve always wanted but rarely got!

Yes girls, this special kit does not only have this beautifully colored handset, it also includes Benefit box o’ powders in two shades: Dandelion Twinkle and the Gold Rush.

I am all for this partnership and the blooming selfies I will most definitely be able to shoot with this.

The Vivo x Benefit Kit will retail for PhP 17,999 starting May 25.

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Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition unveiled

There are Moschino cases, too!

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With Honor’s announcement of their Honor 20 series came a fashion collaboration that definitely excites me. The Honor 20 Pro Moschino edition was just announced and I love how extra it is.

The phone itself has the worlds “This is not a Moschino phone” stamped on the back in true Moschino fashion. Of course, there’s a matching wallpaper that says, what else: “This is not a Moschino wallpaper.”


There are also cases that follow that design lead…

My favorite, a case that features similar bold text for that Moschino flair and straps that you can even hook to your bag.

Though all designs are fresh, the partnership isn’t surprising. Moschino’s Jeremy Scott is known for collaboration; not to mention, Honor also teamed up with the Italian fashion brand for the Honor View 20’s design.

No details on pricing and availability for this particular version of the Honor 20 Pro is out yet but one thing’s for sure: I’m loving the fashion-tech partnership and I’m definitely hoping for more!

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A colored, Bluetooth-enabled Tamagotchi is coming

Still very cute!

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The cutest 90s pet is back and it’s in full color!

The Tamagotchi Go is a refreshed version of our favorite digital pet. Available in glitter cases and now fitted with colored screens, the 2019 Tamagotchi hopes to capture this new generation the same way they did ours: Through adorable virtual critters!


You still take care of an incessantly needy pet but this device now allows you to connect with other users via Bluetooth so that your Tamagotchi can make friends, marry, and even have more Tama babies. And, good news, there will even be a new Tamagotchi Hotel feature which will babysit your pet on days you can’t just deal — that means less dead pets! (90s kids would know. 😅)

Additionally, there’s an app, to be released later on, that will allow users to connect to other Tamagotchi worldwide.

Despite the advancements, the Tamagotchi Go will still be a straightforward device which runs on AAA batteries and needs no connection to your smartphone or the internet to run. The new Bandai toys will be on sale starting July 28 and it will retail for US$ 60 a piece.

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