2013 was the year when wearable computing became serious. Most of it so far is geekwear, and though there's nothing wrong with an affinity for the digital realm, a lot of people would prefer something a bit more understated.
Enter the Misfit Shine. Like alternatives from companies like Nike and Fitbit, the Shine is a battery-powered, Bluetooth-connected, step-counting doo-dad. Unlike them, it's got an understated, unobtrusive design. It looks like a diminutive macaron but with a nice metallic finish with subtly glowing dots.
It's not exactly something you'd want to show off, though you can get it in a few colors and wear it as a pendant if you want. But it doesn't look like you're trying to flaunt your tech cred if you clip it onto your clothing or fit it into a watchband.
December 31, 2013 12:00 AM PST
Photo by: Misfit
| Caption by: Stephen Shankland
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