This Week’s Must-Haves: LG’s New Smartwatch Is Super Luxe

This week, Adweek is showcasing an elegant smartwatch, a smart surveillance system, a high-tech way to keep your Halloween pumpkin flickering and more. Take a look!


LG Watch Urbane Luxe, $1,195

Even the most dedicated fans of Google's Android Wear smartwatches have to admit that when it comes to style, Apple has had the upper hand—until now. Later this month, LG is releasing the Watch Urbane Luxe, a blinged-out smartwatch that gives the Apple Edition a run for its money, but for around $13,000 less. Created in collaboration with Reeds Jewelers, the limited-edition watch comes with 23-karat gold-plated hardware, an alligator strap and lacquered storage case. Specs-wise, the Urbane Luxe features the bells and whistles of Android Wear, from smart notifications to real-time social feeds to fitness tracking.

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EO1 by Electric Objects, $499

Displaying digital art is always something that sounds cool in theory but ends up looking pretty shoddy in real life. The founders behind Electric Objects are hoping to change that with the EO1, a 1080p display that streams video, animated GIFs or static images directly from an app on your iPhone. With a matte screen and low-profile design, the EO1 is meant to fit in seamlessly with your existing wall art.

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Imbue Magnetic Tea-Infusing Vessel, $30

Loose-leaf tea enthusiasts swear by its superior flavor, but brewing it can be a pain. Enter the Imbue Tea Vessel, a shatter-proof glass container that features a stainless steel filter embedded in its lid. To use, just pour your loose tea into the strainer, attach it magnetically to the lid, add water, screw on the cap and flip. Voilà—a portable thermos of freshly brewed loose-leaf tea, minus the mess.

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Kuna Craftsman Smart Lamp, $199

Looking for a smart surveillance system that doesn't scream tech geek? Kuna's trio of camera-embedded lamps offers everything from live video streaming and motion detection to two-way audio communication and an app-enabled light, all within an innocuous-looking fixture that installs easily outside your front door.

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Remote Control Pumpkin Lights, $15

If the idea of leaving an unattended flame in your freshly carved pumpkin is scarier than a Halloween ghoul, Williams-Sonoma has the perfect solution with its high-tech option. Each pair of flickering LEDs is remote controlled, so you can turn them on and off from up to 20 feet away (and maybe have a little fun with the neighborhood kids in the process).

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Sperry x Rains Cloud CVO Sneaker, $90

It's time to trade in summer's canvas kicks for a sturdier pair. These sleek Sperrys, designed by stylish Norwegian rainwear company Rains, are made from rubber-coated canvas and textured faux leather, so in addition to being totally chic, they're fully water-repellent.

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This story first appeared in the Oct. 12 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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