2014 was an interesting year in terms of smartwatches, especially because it introduced offerings such as Apple Watch or Motorcycle 360. This is also where the now successful Fire TV category was born. These are five technologies that were launched ten years ago.

It is expected that some of them will continue to work on new versions for the time being, while others are already in the geek graveyard.

Apple Watch

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Ten years ago, the famous Apple watch was first introduced. Tim Cook took the stage on September 9, 2014 to reveal details about the smartwatch. “We have been working intensively for a long time on a completely new product and believe that it will change what people expect from this category,” the manager foresaw.

Apple Watch currently has at least three product divisions: Watch Series, Watch SE, and Watch Ultra.

Amazon Fire TV

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In 2023, the Fire TV category, consisting of streaming players and smart TVs, reached the milestone of 200 million units sold since its birth in 2014.

Yes, it has been 10 years since the introduction of the first generation of this product, which was considered a competitor to offerings such as Google Chromecast, released in 2013, or Roku 3. The player was ready for 1080p HD video and with 2. GB of RAM.

Pebble Steel

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It wasn’t unusual for this model to be one of the best smartwatches of 10 years ago, alongside offerings like the Moto 360, Samsung Gear S, and the aforementioned first-generation Apple Watch.

The truth is that Pebble had its own special charm because it was an alternative that gained its place through crowdfunding. In fact, in 2014, the firm reached the milestone of one million smartwatches sold. A couple of years later, in 2016, the company was announced to be closing.

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
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There was a time when cell phones with “wide” screens were called phablets, a combination of a phone and a tablet, and one of them was the Galaxy Note Edge, which was introduced along with the Galaxy Note 4 in 2014.

Interestingly, the Note Edge had a 5.6-inch display that was curved on the right side only; This area can function independently, showing people additional (useful) information, such as email notifications or weather data. The device also supports S Pen.

polaroid cube

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In 2014, Polaroid surprised us with an action camera, but it was a small piece of equipment. The small cube fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. In fact, it could be held with just two fingers.

In addition to a magnetic button to keep it on a metal surface, the camera was capable of taking 6MP photos and shooting 720p or Full HD 1080p videos. It wasn’t able to compete with the gear from GoPro or Sony, but it was a product that stole more than just a breath.

Source: Digital Trends

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