Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 5:23 am
The Apple Watch is making quite a splash with its launch today, but most of us have never thought about this new gadget, the "smart watch." Is it a luxury item, or is the smart watch destined to be the next great essential, something we don't know we'll need but will.
We've asked this kind of question before. Smartphone owners Alexandra Sanders, Jimmy Pichotto and Desiree Ngai all agree that the devices were luxuries when they purchased them.
Ngai says that her first smartphone, a Samsung, was pink and pretty — and that describing it as "smart" might have been a stretch.