Montblanc, the iconic German luxury manufacturer that specializes in pens and watches, has just released a suite of products in tandem with an unlikely partner: The Naruto anime series. Headlined by a Naruto-themed Montblanc Summit 3 Smartwatch, the collaboration is timed to celebrate the show’s 20-year anniversary, having first aired in October 2002. The watches feature a custom strap, engravings of weapons used in the show and a custom animated watch face with the main characters. From a tech standpoint, the smartwatch has a Qualcomm Wear 4100+ processor, a 1.28-inch OLED screen, and 8 GB of storage.
In other news, Coros, a sports technology manufacturer, has just announced the release of the POD 2, a small wearable that attaches to the laces of shoes and generates data on stride length, temperature, elevation gain and more. The POD 2 doesn’t feature a GPS; instead, it is designed to work in tandem with the Coros smartwatches to provide supplemental data. The POD 2 retails for $99.
Lastly, for a pretty penny, it’s now possible to take Starlink’s satellite Wi-Fi service with you on the go. The product dubbed “Flat High Performance” is designed for RVs and keeps users connected no matter how far off the grid they go. The hardware features a larger rectangular surface that, according to Engadget, can cover 35 percent more sky than the standard setup. While the monthly fee for using the service is the same at $135, the cost of the hardware installation is $2,000 compared to $599.
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