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Unlike All Those Dumb Crowdfunding Campaigns, This Smart Ring Exists

posted Jan 3, 2015, 9:48 PM by J Shaw   [ updated Jan 3, 2015, 9:49 PM ]

Most intelligent rings look quite dumb. Nobody definitely desires a tiny screen on their finger to tell them when they get a text message. Having said that, I pretty much want to put on this 3D-printed a Bluetooth Ö ring with a teeny tiny OLED that can...

Unlike All Those Dumb Crowdfunding Campaigns, This Smart Ring Exists


Most intelligent rings look quite dumb. Nobody definitely desires a tiny screen on their finger to tell them when they get a text message. Having said that, I pretty much want to put on this 3D-printed a Bluetooth Ö ring with a teeny tiny OLED that can show Elvish text. Pretty much.

Wearing the ring is not exactly the point, even though. There have been a number of (dumb) sensible rings pop up in crowdfunding campaigns that guarantee big items in microscopic packages. The Ö ring's creator, Kevin Bates, told Gizmodo in an e mail that he wanted to shed some light on whether or not or not those promises hold water:

I produced this just to see how compact I could get the technology. I became inspired right after seeing numerous crowdfunding campaigns for sensible rings turn into hugely profitable. I wanted to see if it was achievable to create a technologies additional advanced than what they had displayed in their promotional materials. …

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In basic, I feel men and women ought to be much more skeptical of hardware crowdfunding and demand to see additional behind the scenes operation of the underlying technologies.

We could not agree extra! Bates is the mastermind behind other tiny electronic miracles as this company card-sized Gameboy (a.k.a. the Arduboy) and this Tetris-playing bracelet. So he knows what he's carrying out. You'll also notice that his wise ring isn't nearly as small as crowdfunded sensible rings guarantee to be.

Of course, it's constantly probable that a person else has figured out a better design. But it really is smart to be skeptical before surrendering your difficult earned money on a thing that does not exist. [Arduboy]

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