LinkMe is a smart alert bracelet that puts real-time messages on our wrist

LinkMe is a smart alert bracelet that puts real-time messages on our wrist
While we know that Samsung is developing a smartwatch and we are pretty sure that Apple is doing the same, we do not know what those final products will ultimately do, when they will be available or how much they will cost.

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)


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7 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

its too dangerous if you are always with your darling :D

4. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 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: Mar 07, 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: Mar 13, 2013

It seems eventually it might get annoying with the constant scrolling. I prefer the Pebble. More apps and stuff.

7. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 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: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The spanish to english translation of the guy on the video is waaay off.

9. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

2 words: Cheesy + Douchey

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