- Introducing Walyou Deals: Save Money on Cool Gadgets & Tech
- 20 Ugly Christmas Sweaters Every Geek Will Want
- Fossil Group Acquires Misfit to Improve Its Wearables
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 09:54 AM PST
Here, at Walyou, we eat and breathe gadgets and technology, but are fully aware of the fact that being an early adopter or simply buying all the gadgets geeks want could turn out rather expensive. That’s why we are super excited to announce today that we are launching a new Walyou Deal section. On Walyou deals you will find incredible time-limited deals on gear, eLearning bundles and Web services, among many other categories.
Walyou Deals is meant to become the shortest path between geeks and the tools they need, It has huge savings on all kinds of cool gadgets regardless if we’re talking about everyday carry, hi-tech audio and video equipment, or software and online services. The ultimate goal is to provide relevant solutions to modern needs, at a fraction of the full price.
To make sure that everything is structured properly, each of the categories listed above includes several sub-categories, and just in case you’re not able to find right away what you’re looking for, a Search function is provided, for increased convenience.
One of the categories what will surely spark the interest of many geeks visiting our site is Gear + Gadgets, which brings under the same umbrella such products as drones, power banks, headphones and other audio equipment, gaming accessories, mobile devices, and accessories for all of the aforementioned items.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on the Giveaways, where you can enter to win fantastic items such as smart home systems, hoverboards, gaming laptops or tech essentials. Keep in mind that each giveaway comes with some official rules, and respecting them is mandatory both for entering the sweepstakes and winning the prize. On top of that, freebies such as icon packs and courses are offered regularly.
Posted: 15 Nov 2015 01:09 PM PST
There are a few things that go hand in hand with Christmas. One of them, and maybe the most important thing in a time of celebrating not just the coming together of family but also the obsession with TV shows, Movies and Video Games, are geeky Christmas sweaters, ugly or not.
Doctor Who Dalek Faux Christmas Sweater
Nothing conveys the true spirit of the holidays and saying I love you to family members than having these lovable Dr. Who characters, whose catchphrase is “exterminate”, embroidered on your Christmas sweater. Available for $45.95.
Dark Stripe Of The Force Sweater
A lot of people get moody and angry during the holidays, and for good reason. Seeing the family for a few days with no escape can help elevate the dark feelings brewing inside you. No one portrays the angry man who took it a step too far than Anakin Skywalker, AKA Darth Vader. Available for $56.00 – $60.00.
Donkey Kong Ugly Christmas Sweater Sweatshirt Retro Gamer Nintendo
Mario and a big ape on a sweater? Sign me up. But seriously, the colours, the levels and the angry ape, not to mention the nostalgia this touches, makes this one of those Christmas sweaters that actually makes other people envious of the one wearing it. Available for $38.95 – $41.95
Fighter Guile Vs. Cammy Christmas Sweater
So much green! So much blonde! This Street Fighter sweater is more than just a commercial for video game violence, although having a lot of KOs on it does make you feel like you’re in front of the screen. But it has reindeer and trees and snowflakes. It’s geekiness with the holiday spirit in one perfect combination. Avilable for $49.99
Christmas Vacation Cousin Eddie RV Christmas Sweater
Of all the things cousin Eddie says in the movie Vacation, his RV line, which he got while giving his house for it, is probably the most memorable. Available $51.95
Star Wars Holiday Sweaters
There’s a lot more going on here besides the couple sweater thing. It’s not just the perfect blend of red and green that goes well with the holiday. It’s the fact that Darth Vader is the Stormtrooper’s boss. And who is wearing the Darth Vader sweater? ‘Nough said. Available for $49.99.
Tardis and Sonic Screwdriver Doctor Who Faux Christmas Sweater
No, this isn’t a phone both, or an elevator. It’s the TARDIS, which there’s nothing quite like it, and no good way to describe it. It takes the Doctor away, more or less, through time and space. Something that comes in handy through endless holiday weekends with the family. Available for $45.95.
Official Fallout 4 Christmas Sweater
By the time Christmas rolls up, Fallout fans will be done with the regular version of the game and modding the s@#% out of it, like trying to go through the Massachusetts wasteland as a Deathclaw packing energy rifles or something like that. The sweater might have a warning on it, but it’s not really nuclear, don’t worry. Available for $49.99
PlayStation Christmas Sweater
For some people, the console war is a very real thing; something they live through everyday. Not just Sony and Microsoft employees. Some people really take this thing seriously, and for good reason. If you love the PS, why not show the world how much you love it? Available for $49.99
PlayStation Symbols Christmas Sweater
A prettier version of the same thing from above, more or less. The blue is better, and for some reason the button color combination works more than the logo. Could make a nice couple thing as well. Available for $49.99
AT-AT Star Wars Sweater
Few things scream 80’s as a four-color CGA screen, and this white AT-AT strutting slowly with a black background doesn’t just take you back to the 1980’s and the Star Wars films of that decade (V & VI), but also reminds you of all the great games you played back then. To me, it’s Karateka that first jumps to mind. Available for $56-$60.
Darth Vader Faux Ugly Sweater
Darth Vader doesn’t need to be pretty (well, he isn’t) or on a pretty sweater to be awesome. Black on red speaks volumes for you intentions in life and the face/mask of the greatest Sith of them all completes the task of showing how you feel about Christmas. Available for $40-$48.
Transformers Men’s Optimus Prime Ugly Christmas Sweater
Optimus Prime loves human beings so much he’s willing to put a custom made Christmas hat on his head, just so he can assimilate. I wonder where the hat goes when he transforms into the truck. Available for $19.95-$28
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ugly Christmas Sweater
Video game and childhood TV show references never get old. So having the coolest turtles to ever walk the face of the fictional earth, with the pizza slices Michelangelo loves so much, makes a perfect treat and wearable item for fans of the fellas, even if Splinter is nowhere to be found. Available for $24-$32.74
Space Geeky Ugly Christmas Sweater Invaders
The ultimate arcade experience is Space Invaders. Nothing beats it, not even Pac-Man, regardless of what people will tell you. This might be a violent message – kill the invading aliens instead of welcoming them with open arms, but we all saw Mars Attacks! and we know they’re not to be trusted. Available for $10.95-$12.95
Game of Thrones Ugly Christmas Sweater
The North of Westeros is a cold, depressing place. Oh, and it’s cold. That’s why Northerners in A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones to those who don’t like reading books) are so grim all the time. But their cool saying works wonderfully outside the fictional world or even winter as well. Available at $49.21
Zombie Ugly Christmas Sweater
Zombies aren’t pretty creatures, so why make the sweater they’re on nice to look at, huh? The biggest offense of this sweater isn’t the zombies. It’s the insult being thrown in the faces of the color blind. Available for $25.95
Wonder Woman: Unisex Christmas Sweater
I’m not a fan of the color red. I’m not a fan of the color yellow. I’m not a big fan of Wonder Woman. However, there’s something about her logo that works really well on shirts and merchandise, making this Xmas sweater an impressive sight, even if you don’t like the comic book character. Available for $44.99
ThunderCats Ugly Christmas Sweater
Oh man, is this an ugly one! But it’s so ugly that you don’t have to be an 80’s cartoons fan to appreciate it’s awesomeness and perfection for Christmas time. And the Thundercats logo, very similar to the Penn State Nittany Lions one, is one ot the coolest things on the face of this planet. Available for $35-$41
He-Man She-Ra Ugly Christmas Sweater
One thing I never understood about the He-Man She-Ra universe. For some reason, every feat of power seemed incredibly difficult for He-Man. For She-ra? Easy, like it’s nothing. As a male in a female world looking for equality, that really got on my nerves. But they do look great together. Available for $35
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Posted: 15 Nov 2015 12:48 PM PST
A bit over a year ago, Fossil shook hands with Intel and started a collaboration on wearables that ultimately wrecked its earnings. To right that wrong, the American watchmaker bought a wearables manufacturer that should strengthen its position in this industry.
Misfit, the maker of some of the most stylish wearables on the market, must have done something right, if it drew the attention of such a popular watchmaker as Fossil. Besides that, Misfit already has an audience of its own, and by buying this company, Fossil Group manages to expand its addressable market. This way, the watchmaker will be able to satisfy both the needs of people looking for traditional timepieces, and of the ones looking for smartwatches and smartbands that help stay in touch with the
“We have a significant opportunity to add technology and connectivity across our platform of watches and accessories,” explained Kosta Kartsotis, CEO of Fossil Group. “With the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil Group will be uniquely positioned to lead the convergence of style and technology and to become the fashion gateway to the high-growth wearable technology and connected device markets.”
Misfit brings with itself a scalable cloud and app platform, which really is something that the watchmaker desperately needed, so that the world gains confidence once again in its wearables. Another problem that has been addressed properly by Misfit is the battery life of wearables, something that other manufacturers are still struggling to solve.
Another thing that Fossil Group will manage to do after this acquisition is accelerate its connected accessory roadmap. Misfit’s business model will also add new distribution channels and enterprise partnerships to Fossil’s already great portfolio. Not at last, the world-class software and hardware engineering team that helped Misfit get where it was will now have a new home under Fossil’s roof.
“We fundamentally believe consumers care about both technical functionality and fashionable design. In fact, one without the other is simply not enough. With the acquisition of Misfit, Fossil Group will be positioned to win with the connected consumer,” added Greg McKelvey, chief strategy and digital officer of Fossil Group. “Our world-class design and global distribution, combined with Misfit’s technology platform, creates a significantly advantaged, multi?brand and global wearable technology business poised to drive the convergence of fashion and technology.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with Fossil Group to usher in the next era of wearables where elegance, beauty and long-lasting wearability are paramount,” concluded Sonny Vu, founder and CEO of Misfit, who will serve as President and Chief Technology Officer of connected devices for Fossil Group. “Together, we will introduce products that blend Misfit's seamless, intuitive technology and user experience with the design, style and branding that is the hallmark of Fossil Group.”
The deal went down for $260 million, which really isn’t a spectacular amount, considering the transactions that usually take place in the tech world.
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