Through history jewelry was used as a symbol of wealth and social hierarchy, today high tech adornments are aiming to achieve that social position. Jewelry tech has been looking for a feminine solution to the massive smart watches designed mostly for the male and tech-obsessed. Smart jewelry are marketed for busy women, some just keeps you connected while others advertise the pleasure of allowing you to “disconnect.” One thing is certain, these high-tech pieces design has to overcome one season trend cliché. Companies need to recognize the fashion accessories market is driven competitive field, and they need to be more than a one-season phenomenon. Here they are a few examples of smart jewelry collection that bring a unique approach indeed new territory.
Kovert “With a strong focus on aesthetics, kovert designs create ‘smart’ designer wearable technology products, by embedding electronic sensors and wireless connections into fashion accessories. kovert empowers you to disconnect. This is about letting your technology take care of itself, so that you can get on with the things that really matter.” http://kovertdesigns.com
BlueJewelz “BlueJewelz discretely vibrates when you receive a text message, email or call from one of your VIP contacts. The BlueJewelz Notif disc easily fits into any BlueJewlz-compatible jewelry—available from BlueJewlz and coming soon to participating retailers.” http://www.bluejewelz.com
MICA – Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony and Intel debut MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory), the first bracelet to fuse luxury jewelry with wearable tech. Featuring semi-precious stones as well as a 1.5-inch sapphire touch screen, the eye-catching yet subtle piece is a world away from bulky, athletic-inspired wearables. “With MICA, there’s no compromise on technology or aesthetics,” OC creative director Humberto Leon told us. “It’s as intelligent as it is well-designed.”
Ringly Ringly creates beautiful smart jewelry and accessories that keep you effortlessly connected to the things that matter most. Put your phone away and enjoy the moment. Our core belief is that technology can be more discreetly integrated into our lives. Ringly places style and simplicity above all else and our first product line is a collection of rings. www.ringly.com
CUFF The Cuff is a wearable security device that can be attached to jewelry. This technology can be use to locate the user and is equipped with a distress button that will alert other people who are in the user’s Cuff network. The alerts are relayed by a vibrator which is installed inside the Cuff. It will vibrate when other Cuff users press the distress button or another user try to locate the Cuff using their smart phones.
ORB A collaboration between Hybra Advance Technologies and AbsolutelyNew Inc. has brought us the Orb bluetooth headset. This fantastic design for a headset combines a touch of beautiful jewelry and intense compact technology. It starts off as a full-circled ring (looks as though it can be worn, depending on its actual size) and can be opened up to comfortably fit around your ear.
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