The Sgnl smart strap will let you make phone calls with just your fingertip


Here's a novel idea jumping straight out of Kickstarter. Sgnl is a smart replacement strap for your watch that lets you answer phone calls through your fingertip using a clever skin vibration system in combination with Bluetooth. The way the whole thing works is as follows. The strap receives voice signal from your phone via Bluetooth. Upon receiving the signal, it will generate vibration through a body conduction unit which transmits the voice vibration from your hand to your fingertip.

When you place your fingertip to your ear, the vibration echoes and the sound is amplified within the ear. It's basic, but error-less physics. Moreover, Sgnl uses a lithium polymer battery that supports up to 500 recharges. The creators say that the battery needs to be charged once a week. There's also a system for making outgoing calls. The Sgnal app lets you set 5 contacts that correspond to 5 LED lights on the strap. You can cycle through them via its volume buttons and call a contact via its function button, with no need to touch your smartphone. The strap is also water-resistant.

Currently, backers can pledge from $139 onward for a basic Sgnl smart strap set, which includes the strap, a dummy band, a remover tool, connection parts, and a microUSB cable. The innovative product is set to ship in February 2017.


source: Sgnl Kickstarter

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5 Comments

1. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Wait...let me get this straight...a device that vibrates your finger...

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Its been tried before but the problem with it is that while it can work, everyone's hand is slightly different, and conduct differently, it didn't really work before, interesting if they can make it work now, but I have my doubts.

2. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

Now this is what i call INNOVATION

3. Akuma10

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

It seems like you have to hold your finger to your ear during the duration of the call. This is nice for quick phone calls.

4. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Kickstarter = most sh*t rarely works the way it's advertised.

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