Nod is a ring that gives you the power to “move your world”

Nod is a ring that gives you the power to “move your world”

We can wear Google Glass on our head, a smartwatch on our wrist, and our smartphones can control just about everything else in the process. The one thing that is in common with all those things is that you have to hold or touch these things to get them to work.

Meet Nod. Nod is a ring. You simply wear Nod on your index finger, and you will be able to control just about any other connected device or service, all through gestures. Nod will interface with your phone, tablet, Google Glass, watch, TV, computer, even home appliances.

Nod will work with gamers too as it can work as a 32K DPI high-precision controller. Multiple Nods can be used together as well. Nod is a “nexus of gesture, design and technology.”

Using Bluetooth Low Energy, Nod has its own app so you can trigger the shutter for your camera while comfortably holding your phone for the perfect selfie. There are apps to control Nest, GoPro, Roku, and the newer LG TVs.

Based on the compatibility list, Nod will work with a lot of different gear out of the box. From Belkin WeMo devices to Windows. Nod can also be enabled for proximity lock and unlock. Want to navigate Google Earth on your widescreen at home with just your hands? Nod. Control music? Nod. Nod has an open API, so developers can build (and have built) enabled apps that can control just about anything through gestures.

Nod looks pretty cool. Check out the photos and video below. For the functionality being touted, the pre-order price of $149 looks pretty good. Orders will ship by this fall.





sources: Nod via CNET

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12 Comments

1. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

It's amazing how far we come in 7years ever since the iphone.

6. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

yes please I'll have some of that

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Even without iphone these items were bound to appear some time, plz dont try use iphone's name as if it cant happen without iphone

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

You got it all wrong, he's trying to compare the progress of technology so far by using a stable landmark that hasn't changed since. It's like saying, "look how far we've come with cars since the ford model T". So its the same thing since, technically, the iPhone was and still is the ford model T of the touch screen based smartphone world.

9. SPASE

Posts: 255; Member since: May 03, 2013

yes, its amazing how far we have come in 30 years, since the first mobile phone by motorola.

11. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Why will you continue to use the iPhone for a benchmark for technology. This device isn't even a phone and I wouldn't even call the iPhone a benchmark for phones or even touch screens for that matter. OK! so the iPhone had a good capacitive touch screen so what?! Please STOP.

2. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am going to really want the 3rd or 4th version of this.

3. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

EARTH FIRE WIND WATER HEART ... Go Planet. By your powers combined, I am Captain Planet....

4. tricky

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

One Ring to Rule them All.... In all seriousness, seems cool but expensive. I don't have a $99 Kinect but couldn't something like that be used to do something similar? It would bypass wearing the ring by just using air gestures?

5. express77 unregistered

Now that's innovation.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Might be interesting hardware. But using a name that is normally associated with a person's head for a ring -- does it get any more fail than this?

12. techguymatt

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

hell of a lag.

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