Ritot is the latest wearable to take crowdfunding by storm

If anyone out there has doubts about how excited people are for the coming wearable revolution, just take a look at Kickstarter, because there have been quite a few wearables to make a lot of money on Kickstarter, not the least of which has been the Pebble smartwatch. The latest wearable to make a splash with crowdfunding (this time on Indiegogo) is the Ritot wristband.

The interesting thing about the Ritot is that it doesn't have any kind of display to show you the time or notifications. Instead, the Ritot projects your notifications directly onto the back of your hand. When you shake your wrist, it will display the time, and when hooked up to your smartphone, it can also display call info, text messages, reminders, Twitter alerts and more. Each notification will show for 10 seconds, and you can change the projection between 20 different colors. 

Ritot will come in two designs: a simple bracelet, and a sport model. It will be waterproof, and use premium materials (aluminum and leather) in the build. Of course, the big news is the battery life that the wearable claims. Standby mode is said to be 1 month, and 150 hours when in active use. The Ritot uses wireless charging, and the charging base can be used to change the projection color, and some other settings. 

As of this writing, Ritot had already blown past its goal of $50,000 and was almost at $160,000. With 38 days to go, it's all about what stretch goals will be added with the extra funding. 

source: Ritot via The Next Web



1. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Yeah, not going to work in well lit spaces, like outside.

2. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

I can see all teens going crazy for this.

4. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Then I'm feeling quite young today!

3. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Looks cool

5. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

What time is it? Hold on lemme go to the dark closet.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

For kids.

7. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

I like the concept although practicality is questionable. I think of these watches in terms of athletic training and I wonder if it would be useful for that purpose.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yet another sign of an empty, superficial society. But the concept has merit for a slave bracelet. No need to disfigure slaves with brands, just use one of these.

9. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Most ppl don't even wear watches anymore, let alone bracelet. I wonder how many of these ppl actually will donate the amount they entered.

10. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I'd be in to this, except besides the issue of outdoor visibility, is that I imagine it could only possibly project on your hand if you position your hand just right?

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