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Galaxy Gear goes glam with smartwatch accessories

Dana Lorenz crafted jewelry plus carrying instances for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch plus Note 3 phablet.

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NEW YORK -- Samsung's

Galaxy Gear

smartwatch is going to receive a little more fashionable.

The Korean electronics giant has partnered with designer Dana Lorenz about jewelry to accompany its wearable processing device, including spiky metal charms which could attach to the watch's strap. While the line doesn't include custom bands for the Gear really yet, which might change inside the future.

"I feel the sky is the limit," Lorenz told CNET.

Fashion Week might not be Samsung's typical site, however the organization looked right at house Sunday inside the key white tent at Lincoln Center. Young-hee Lee, head of advertising for Samsung's mobile company, plus Lorenz met with CNET inside a dimly lit, bustling area secured behind many checkpoints. It's here which they showed off the jewelry line before the official release Wednesday. The Gear observe Lee wore about her wrist featured a black band plus spiky charms to match her fashionable, long-sleeve black sheath dress plus excellent heels.

The products include a variety of bold, spiky cuff bracelets plus dark metallic stores. Along with all the jewelry plus Gear charms, Lorenz equally built black leather carrying instances for the

Galaxy Note 3,

including 1 decorated with gold studding plus another with gold chain fringe. They're either installed about thick gold stores for cross-body wear or leather belts for wrapping about the waist.

"Isn't it fun?" Lee told CNET. "You are able to express oneself depending about the fashion."

In the planet of wearables, it's not enough for a device to just include whiz-bang attributes. It also offers to be stylish, a truth of the fashion globe which technologies firms haven't constantly realized. The Google Glass eyewear, for example, has faced criticism over the somewhat dorky appearance it provides consumers, plus Samsung's initial watches within the '90s looked more like anything from "Star Trek" than "Sex as well as the City."

Samsung also offers confronted blowback over the plasticky feel of a few of its smartphones plus


, yet it wants items to be different with all the new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. The electronics creator equally knows which to develop the smartwatch marketplace, it has to attract not merely early adopter, tech-savvy consumers and mainstream customers.

"It's a matter of time before all individuals are wearing smart equipment plus living really intuitively plus easily," Lee mentioned. "5 years ago, the smart device wasn't inside the center of the existence. Then, consider [us]."

By partnering with Lorenz plus her Fallon jewelry line, Samsung is striving to show techniques consumers may include Gear into their existing wardrobes. It doesn't need to be several nerdy screen strapped to a wrist yet rather could create a fashion statement of its own.

"We thought it was a phenomenal idea to show how seamlessly the observe fits inside with a everyday wrist look," Lorenz mentioned. "[Gear is] truly contemporary, thick hardware, a little punk. It's got a cool element plus fits like a cuff."

However, it's unclear how much mass appeal Gear may have. The device is quite bulky compared to conventional watches, specifically those for females. Battery existence additionally is a immense drawback; consumers must charge it every evening. Additionally, the $299 price can place off all nevertheless the many fervent Samsung fanboys plus fangirls, plus it usually just function with all the

Note 3

phablet at initial.

Samsung launched Gear last week throughout a splashy event at the IFA customer electronics show inside Berlin plus inside a simultaneous broadcast inside New York. The device sports a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED screen encircled with a metal frame plus involves a 1.9-megapixel camera embedded into the rubberized band. Gear, that will launch inside the US upcoming month, runs Android plus syncs with Galaxy smartphones plus pills, permitting consumers to do items like control their music or check messages without touching their mobile equipment.

The jewelry plus Gear accessory designs were officially unveiled late Wednesday throughout Lorenz's runway show at NY Fashion Week inside Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. Many models wore Gear because they moved down the runway, plus others carried the Note 3 inside the different carrying instances.

Lorenz furthermore plans to release a movie with a type of heist theme which she hopes goes viral.

You are able to go look at images within the runway show here:

Updated at 7:35 p.m. PT with images plus info within the runway show.