Fun idea: this gadget can turn your smartwatch into a smartphone
Smartwatches are a neat little gizmo but are very often dependent on the smartphone that they pair with. Very few wearables out there have a SIM card slot and can be an autonomous communications device on their own, freeing you from a lumpy smartphone when out on a jogging session or hitting the gym.
Shell is a startup that wishes to change that. The flagship product — due to start Indiegogo funding near the end of January — is the Shell independent smartwatch. It's a rather bulky timepiece that holds expandable “wings”. Stretch them out and they will act as antennas and microphone / earpiece combo. It even has a camera on one of them! It comes in two variations — round-shaped or square-shaped, with the latter being considered as the more rugged edition.
Shell adapter on Moto 360
If you are throwing money at the screen — don't just yet. The Indiegogo campaign is about to kick off in a couple of weeks, so check back then. Site linked below: