New wearable tech Ringblingz to help teenagers stay connected
A new wearable technology has been reportedly launched that helps teenagers stay connected based on the social media channels they use.
Startup Ringblingz has come up with a smart ring that sends teenagers alerts from their favourite social media channels so that they don't have to constantly check their phones.
According to Tech Crunch, the wearable device looks like a signet ring and has an O-shaped diffused light on top that flashes different colours and is customizable, allowing fashion-freaked teenagers to match with their outfits.
Ringblingz works by using Bluetooth LE and connects to an iOS and Android app and shows alerts with different light colours and patterns for each contact and social channel and its non-rechargeable battery would last three to six months, after which, the company would provide free replacements.
The device can also be put 'vibrate' mode during classes and the first Ringblingz is aimed at teen girls and most avid consumers are expected to be high school goes aged 15 to 17.
Ringblingz would retail for about 40 dollars to 60 dollars and the company would begin taking pre-orders in March.
(Posted on 10-02-2014)