PCMag’s Coco Rocha Explores CE Week’s Wearable Tech - The tech-savvy supermodel gets her hands on enhanced glasses, dresses, and clutches.

By Chandra Steele

The mini mid-year preview of CES that is CE Week landed in New York City last week, and PCMag made the crosstown pilgrimage with one of our newest columnists, Coco Rocha. On display were Wi-Fi-enabled cars, Made in NY startups, the biggest of big-screen TVs, and, of course, wearable tech.

Rocha wrote about Google Glass and other wearable tech in her column this month, and got hands-on with some at the show. Google invited her to try out Google Glass back in January, but at CE Week Rocha tried on an entirely different type of wearable glasses-based technology, PSiO. It combines sound and light therapy for a sensory experience designed to relax and reenergize the wearer.

Rocha also donned a cap outfitted with Cynaps, a Bluetooth-enabled, bone-conduction alternative to earphones. Once an Indiegogo project and now a shipping product, the system lets you listen to music and take calls without headphones interfering with sounds from your surrounding environment.

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now the newest contributing editor to PCMag! It might seem a little strange to have a high fashion model write for a technology magazine, but I’m actually the kind of girl who’d rather buy a new tablet over a new pair of heels any day of the week. Hopefully in my column for PCMag you’ll see the ways I think the worlds of fashion and technology can and are coming together.

Shapeways Shifts Fashion - Coco Rocha for PCMag

The term 3D printing has always brought to my mind the fantastical, like the Star Trek food replicator, so I took a tour of Shapeways’ 3D printing factory last month for a firsthand look at what 3D printing is really all about.

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