LG says 'no' to all those boring wearables... with the stylus bracelet

In the Year of the Wearable, you will never guess what LG has in store for us, just in time for the summer fashion show. How about a colored bracelet, that turns into a stylus for your phablet of choice?

Yep, according to renowned tipster @evleaks, that's exactly what LG might unleash on our unsuspecting wrists. It's obvious that this stylus bracelet has nothing to do with LG's Lifeband Touch. That one has an OLED display to show time, biometric data, notifications, and music controls for your smartphone. The stylus bracelet... well, it looks like something you wear on your wrist, until the urge to doodle on your G Pro 2 phablet takes over the last bits of sanity left in you.

The contraption itself looks very similar to those bracelets you just slap on your hand, and they twist around it on the spot. Then, when inspiration strikes, you unwrap the thingy, and start using it as an alternative input method. Sounds like a pretty unorthodox idea, but let's wait to see if/when LG will announce the stylus bracelet wearable, and take it from there. What do you think of this concept?

source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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32 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You've got to be kidding me....

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

LG will announce on 1st of April

18. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

nice one

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

+1 for sure :P

26. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Good thing Slap Bracelets died in the '90s.

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Uh, seems toyish. I say no.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But everyone will notice if you use.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It looks bigger than the G Pro 2. People will definitely notice you.

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Stylus isn't stylish.

4. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I get the strong feeling we're being trolled.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Tell me what this stylus can do on a phone that my five-dollars-a-dozen stylus I got from ebay cannot do. XD

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Second paragraph.

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nope. Not there. I checked. :)

25. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

It is there, in the Second paragraph you can see that your five-dollars-a-dozen stylus does the same as this piece of crap...

32. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

That's not what I asked for, man. But well, maybe it is not any better after all. xD

9. Nesco

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

hahahaha this is the most stupid thing i've ever seen :D

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

April fools day is approaching.

11. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

There's a fine line between creative and crazy...this is crazy.

14. Sauce unregistered

Might as well sell Smart-Tampons that girls can wrap around their wrist.. I mean seriously.. WTH LG?!

15. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

i actually think this is a useful concept if the stylus is pressure sensitive like Samsung S pen and also works a fitness tracker. athough the design can be improved

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

shouldn't the display be the pressure-senstive one? how could a non-powered stylus make any pressure sensitivity manifest anything to the smartphone?

19. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

I suppose they'd have to make a phone that supports it.

24. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Lol NOO.!! Stylus are pressure sensitive dude.. not phones. Samsung note 2 and 3's s pen has 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity ! I read the working of spen somewhere. Look ontthe internet .. you'll understand. :)

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

haha. that's lame. it's like some prototype that will not be approved or some china-made toy exported to third world countries.

21. crogers2012

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

This is just a item of swag we are giving out for free to the reps in stores. I'm not seeing them as an item for sale and don't think LG would do such a thing. I work for LG as a product specialist.

22. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

maybe lg should hire someone else who can think outside of the box

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

GTFOH! Are you kidding me? Lol!

27. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

This is like something you would get on Thinkgeek, but not cool or useful. As an alternative use, this could be good for checking tonsils or a sore throat, its slogan can be "Say Ahhhh"

28. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Sorry to disappoint you all, but this project has already been scrapped. Apparently the 80's phoned them and demanded their bracelet back.

29. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

If I buy this does it come with a free GPad. I figured it was the only way LG could sell them. LOL.

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