LinkMe is a smart alert bracelet that puts real-time messages on our wrist
A couple enterprising guys in New York City are working on a similar product, but with this simple form factor, you know what you get, how much it will cost, and about when you will get it if you support their kickstarter campaign.
The LinkMe is a smooth looking bracelet, connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, with an LED display which can scroll alerts across a small display like a billboard. The LinkMe will display alerts from contacts or people you follow on Twitter and allows for customization with symbol codes as part of the notification. LinkMe will also do double duty as a watch as well.
Now the ultra-geeks may look at this and think it is far too rudimentary in the smartphone world where we want everything that is connected to our smartphones to be nearly as functional. However, that would detract from the ultimate simplicity of what LinkMe will do. The battery will last up to two weeks, the final design will have over 200 LEDs, and weighs less than three ounces.
The speed of the scrolling alert can be adjusted as well and will be available in a variety of colors. The final product is expected to be in excess of $150, but a pledge in Kickstarter will land you one for only $99. Delivery is expected in August, which will probably be before any of the big-players enter the ring.
source: LinkMe (Kickstarter)
1. hipnotika (Posts: 298; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
its too dangerous if you are always with your darling :D
2. lyndon420 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
Interesting how a small start up with limited resources and man-power can get something like this to market before the big guys who have unlimited funds and more than enough engineers.
3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5732; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sometimes, the larger the company, the more people have to sign-off before a concept goes into production. Extended sign-off adds cost and time to the proof of concept.
4. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
haters gonna hate, likers gonna like
it's pretty useless if you ask me, even though i haven't use it
5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
All the fancy gadgets i see in Sci Fi movies and anime might just come through, the next thing you know the smartwatch on your wrist can project a holographic screen of some sort. This kind of gadget is still a gimmick to me for those who want to add technology into their accessories as a fashion; no practical use for me.
6. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
It seems eventually it might get annoying with the constant scrolling. I prefer the Pebble. More apps and stuff.
7. GoBears (Posts: 346; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
How about you just glance at your phone instead of trying to read a scrolling message going around your wrist? Pretty lame and nothing more than a display of excess spending money lol.
8. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 160; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
The spanish to english translation of the guy on the video is waaay off.