Smart fashion

Maybe it’s just me, but it almost seems like the number of smart devices out there is getting way out of hand. I can probably handle going to the bathroom without the toilet seat warming up, and I can easily pull out my phone to check for messages on my own time. But how necessary is it to create vibrating jewelry?

Smart devices made from jewelry

Cuff is a company that creates jewelry with Bluetooth capabilities connecting it to your phone. The jewelry doesn’t do anything except look pretty unless it is connected to a phone with a phone plan. If you are able to connect your necklace to your phone, it allows you to quickly send a vibration to anyone you want offering your exact location. Maybe you just want to let them know you are on your way or maybe the idea is to use it in case of an emergency. It might work really well if you put the necklace on a daughter and ask her to buzz it a couple of times a day when out with friends. Maybe you’re meeting someone for a business meeting and need help finding the location. 

Created in many fashions

Cuff’s idea behind these smart devices is that they can be put in anything. It’s not just smartwatches anymore. It could technically be used in bracelets, cufflinks, necklaces, earrings, and more. On top of that, the company hopes to get designers involved to create more Cuff-compatible jewelry, so you have a variety of options for what you can wear and use to send signals to loved ones. All designers involved will have the ability to use this technology in their products and create even more wearable technology than ever before.

How will it work?

It still doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. Maybe using it as an emergency beacon of some sort makes sense, but a lot of people don’t understand why you’d want something that was so limited in its capabilities.

Cuff has a lot to work out with this to determine exactly how the product is going to work and how to make it something customers will want and even need, but the idea of putting more technology into our daily lives can’t hurt. It might work better if the necklaces and bracelets had small screens on them to allow you to do more than just send a vibration to friends and family, but for now, it hasn’t advanced that far. The idea is simply to keep you connected with GPS location services.

More ways to connect

Even if all the jewelry does is send a buzz to everyone on your contact list, it is still just one step closer to making everything in our lives a little easier with technology. There are those who are worried about the implications of a technology-drive lifestyle, but most people are excited to see such interesting ideas and advancements being made. Maybe the jewelry would be more successful if it just buzzed when you got a text message. That would be a better way to go and would help your business more easily access customers through quick text messages.

Since the publishing Cuff has bankrupted, sued for unpaid wages and unfulfilled orders.

Source: CNET