The Jewellery You Can Redesign At The Touch Of A Button: $259 App Controlled Bracelet is An E-ink Screen
Bracelet uses NFC to transfer images from a mobile phone app
Users can download designs or use their own picture
Bracelet never needs to be charged due to e-ink screen
If you’ve ever struggled to find a bracelet that matches your favourite outfit, never fear.
A new bracelet can be instantly reprogrammed to show any pattern – and can even be controlled from your phone.
The $359 Liber8 bracelet is actually a large e-ink screen similar to those found in electronic books.
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Users can change the image display of the E Ink surface anytime, and the low power screen means it does not need to be charged, plugged into a power source or your phone.
The design can be instantly changed – and even replaced with a photo
The firm hoping to raise funds to sell the gadget describes it as ‘a high-fashion E Ink bracelet with endless display possibilities and cutting edge technologies that gives you the freedom of expressing yourself, always matching your mood and outfit.’
You can change the image display of the E Ink surface anytime, and the low power screen means it does not need to be charged, plugged into a power source or your phone.
‘The black and white images and the high quality silver/gold/matt black finishing guarantees the timeless elegance of the bracelet,’ the firm says.
It uses a technology known as Near Field Communication, used in wireless payment card and travel passes, to transmit and image.
The displayed image will be 16 color greyscale on the bracelet with a smooth pixel density (150 ppi), similar.
New patterns can be downloaded from an app, and the firm hopes to set up an online app store so people can sell their own design to users.
This means that the display does not have a backlight as eReaders do, the display is not 100% black and white colors.
Users will also be able to upload photos to the bracelet
‘The tago app is currently in the beta testing phase,’ the firm says.
How it works: The bracelet has a large e-ink display, and an NFC chip to allow new images to be loaded onto it. The NFC link also transmits enough power to change the display, meaning it does not need a battery.
‘Here you will have access to the coolest of designs, patterns, drawings to browse and wear for a few dollars.
‘You will also be able to take pictures with your phone, upload it into the tago app to tag it on your wrist.’