Smart jewelry for the tech-conscious geeks
Wearable technology is all set to engulf majority of the geeky section around the globe and the trend is just setting into action. One aspect of wearable technology is the use of tech savvy smart jewelry that not only adds to your look but also lends some special functionality. It looks good and at the same time helps you in achieving certain goal like keeping track of the amount of calories burnt. Smart jewelry is most definitely going to dominate the fashion industry and trends in the near future which is going to be wearable technology infected. In the past we have had many examples of cool tech savvy jewelry impressing the readers, so it is high time we put some light on some of the best ones. Have a look at these digital age ornaments that shape the future of technology and fashion.
Intel MICA bracelet
Couple of months ago Intel revealed MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) bracelet for women which acts as a wearable notification device. The bracelet connects with your mobile device and provides alerts, notifications, meeting alerts and calendar reminders. The bracelet has a 1.6-inch sapphire touchscreen and comes in black water-snake skin finish, pearls from China and lapis stones from Madagascar.
Core Jewels One
Tokyo-based jewelry maker Core Jewels has come up with a tech savvy NFC enabled ring that functions as a key to unlock private data stored in the cloud. You can use it for making e-payments, unlock smartphone or other functions. The iOS and Android compatible ring is going to carry a hefty price tag of $3670.
Smart ring computer
At CEATEC 2014 Japanese manufacturer 16lab revealed a titanium ring-like wearable computing device that functions as e-wallet, notification device and gesture controller. The waterproof ring computer comes with a lithium polymer battery and the company is looking to collaborate with security firms to make the device ultra-secure.
Wristify wearable bracelet
As a part of the Intel Make it Wearable Challenge, the Wristify wearable bracelet by Embr Labs keeps you cozy warm in the cold winters. The prototype of this wearable bracelet uses the sensors to identify the body temperature and then with a push of a button send hot or cold air. When it is cooling you down the bracelet color turns blue while it glows red when it is heating you up.
Debuted at IFA, Berlin the SmartRing by MOTA can be worn like any normal finger ring and connects with Android and iOS devices to update you with incoming calls, text messages, calendar notifications or emails.
AS sci-fi as it may sound but this invasive jewelry by Naomi Kizhner comes with a noble cause. To harness body’s kinetic energy generated from the flow of blood and charge mobile devices or other wearables that you might want to sport. This invasive jewelry called Energy Addicts is a part of her graduation project at Jerusalem’s Hadassah College and is definitely not for the weak hearted as the jewelry needs to be injected into the veins.
The CSR Pendant designed with feedback from a survey combines both technology and style into a modern jewelry piece that connects to your mobile device. The pendant uses flashing LED lights to notify the user whenever they receive a notification on their device. The Li-ion battery powered pendant is going to be compatible with Android and iOS devices.
This is yet another piece of jewelry for women which keeps them thoroughly updated with notifications and alerts from their mobile devices. According to Christopher Grayson and his team, smartwatches are not the solution for women who demand feminism in all the thing that they own, so they came up with Smart Jewel.
Polish design and art group panGenerator has come up with a very bold projection-based interactive necklace dubbed Neclumi that gives a new dimension to wearable technology. The projector is based on custom app that runs through a picoprojector connected via HDMI cable and synced to a device that attaches to wearer’s chest.
Rebecca Minkoff bracelet
Rebecca Minkoff has collaborated with Case-Mate to come up with a pair of bracelets that connects with your smartphone to provide instant notifications. One of the bracelet is an unfolding phone charger while the other is a customary bracelet which connects to your mobile device and vibrates whenever a notification is received.