Rufus Cuff Monster is a wearable with a 3 inch screen, a web browser and more

Rufus Cuff Monster is a wearable with a 3 inch screen, a web browser and more
If you're looking for a wearable that gives you the smartphone experience on your wrist, you might want to try the Rufus Cuff Monster. But you will need to wait to see if the project gets fully funded. More on that below. This is a device with a 3 inch screen and when connected to your iOS or Android phone, will let you make or take phone calls directly from the device. And with a full web browser, you have the internet on your wrist. A full screen QWERTY lets you reply to messages, or you can dictate messages using the voice support on the unit.

The Rufus Cuff Monster supports the full Google Play Store, and if you don't have a smartphone to connect with, the device will work over Wi-Fi. You can even make VoIP calls and video calls in this manner. With GPS, an accelerometer and a gyroscope, the Cuff Monster will support your favorite fitness apps. The product is splash proof and will allow you to check texts in the rain. The measurements are 79mm x 54mm x 11mm.

The Rufus Cuff Monster in the waning days of trying to raise $200,000 on IndieGoGo, and it is going to come down to the wire. With eight days left, the device has raised $160,000. The target is $200,000. Delivery of the Cuff Monster is expected this September if the project is funded, and you can reserve one by contributing $249 toward the funding goal.

The Rufus Cuff Monster features a 3 inch screen with a 400 x 240 resolution. Right now it includes 2GB of RAM, although is expected to double when the product is released. There is 16GB of native storage. A Texas Instruments Cortex A8 processor is driving the device, which is powered by a 1000mAh battery.

Check out a video of the product, and see a size comparison chart against the Samsung Gear 2 and the Pebble, by viewing the slideshow below.


source: IndieGoGo via GSMArena

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28 Comments

1. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Sounds interesting. A true wearable, but a bit too big. Luckily i canceled my Gear 2 purchase abd looks like i will root for this.

15. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

This is where the curved glass is useful, but it will be more expensive. i'll buy it if it does not look like i taped a small smartphone on my wrist.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

1. Why do you need 2GB of RAM in this device? 512MB or 768MB is more than enough. 2. I imagine smartwatches would look like gauntlets with a relatively large 21:9 screen

14. MR-H-

Posts: 116; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Why do you need Hackintosh? Why do you need iNtel i7 instead of i5...?

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

A TI processor!

13. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It's probably still stuck on 4.1...

4. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Real simple common sense-> Innovation. Just increasing size of display in this manner is terrific. This is how smart watch should be. Learn people.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like it is from the future. Or the movies. Very fantastic and intruiging compared to most of the current humdrum "smartwatch" designs. It'd be great if all the fitness BS was taken out, though. The step, and mile, and calorie counters and such are at cross-purposes with the "from the future" vibe. If you are going to make a cool device, make it cool. Overall, this is the first real non-phone device that shows any innovation.

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung can go with this direction, with a curved display. I'd buy that.

7. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

haha feel like power rangers

8. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

its bulky and if its heavy no use to buy it

9. ldenningjr

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

The first thing i thought was "Its morphing Time" Definitely Zeo or In Space

10. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Curved display would look great on it =D

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

After looking at this, does anyone have Futurama come to mind? This remindes me of Lela's wrist band.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not a bad gadget. Might wind up being a hit.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Right now it includes 2GB of RAM, although is expected to double when the product is released." Correct me if I'm wrong here, but it sounds like the final device is supposed to have 4GB of RAM. What?! So this smartwatch might have more RAM than any Android device before it? I don't see the point.

17. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Perfect.

18. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I am shocked that so many of these comments are positive. This is a phone with a wrist strap. Not only that, but it looks really bulky and uncomfortable. Look at that guys wrist as he tries to mount his bike. That thing would be so annoying to wear. I would have figured that all of the people who diss the Iwatch and Galaxy Gears would have been hating this. I guess I was wrong.

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

What is a "smartwatch" today? Something that I have to have my phone with me to be useful. Something with a tiny UI that is basically useless for anything except notifications. Something that is more about tracking my location, my heartbeat, my steps, and other aspects of what I am doing so the maker of the smartwatch can sell this data than it is about providing useful functionality to me, the buyer of the smartwatch. The Rufus Cuff is visionary. It removes the bundling of the smartwatch to the smartphone. It has the computing power and the large enough screen so people can do all sorts of cool things with it. The future is wide open for a device like this.

23. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Not only does this thing have to be paired with a phone to do anything useful, but it is practically as big as the phone that you will be carrying around with it.

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sure, this prototype is limited in a number of ways. But the concept is visionary. Future versions of this will have better displays, better processor, lighter weight, full independence from the smartphone, etc.

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

I completely agree with you. I'm very surprised by the reactions to this. Oh, well. Whatever. To each, his or her own.

19. dorian827

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Great device but a bit bulky,

22. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

No, make it stand alone, or I won't buy it.

25. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It will be a perfect watch to wear to D&D meet ups. Also very cool to show off to all your lab buddies. A win-win

26. huypaulha94

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I've never felt like I wanted to become a power ranger more than after reading this.

27. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Looks promising

28. frkngzl

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2015

Do not buy any product from these guys. They did not hold their promise any of their production dates (and sadly now that apple watch is out the product is already outdated), and when i asked for return they come back with thousands of excuses so they do not pay back they money. Most of the excuses involved Indiegogo and when i contact indiegogo they said i want not the only one. Once more before buying the so called super smartwatch, think twice!!!!

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