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  • snipaho snipaho Jul 25, 2013 2:30 PM Flag

    iWatch or iBracelet?

    What good is an iWatch? What are you going to do on a 1 inch screen? Not much, that's what. All it could do is stuff watches do. Pedometer, time, stop watch, alarms. Maybe GPS but you won't be able to see a map very well on it. Store and play music.

    Am I the only one who thinks that perhaps wearable computing is going to take a slightly different path... the path of the iBracelet? A very lightweight device that wraps around your forearm (think Leela from Futurama). With perhaps a 4-6 inch flexible display.

    Think of the accessories ZAGG could sell for such a device: touch a button and the ZAGG Flex Pillow instantly inflates like an air bag to cover the display. You can then set your arm down on your desk, place your head on the pillow and have a nap. When you awake, press the button again to deflate the self-storing air bag. Pillow is fully waterproof with HZO for droolers. Maybe we can sell screen protectors for it too, so when you reach down to pet the neighborhood cat and he claws the &%$ out of your arm, your device is safe. The profits to be had are astronomical!

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    • You nailed it. The problem with #$%$ Tracy's "wrist radio" was that it was the size of a watch. Too small to interface with. I couldn't see the screen, much less push its buttons. With Corning's "willow glass", a forearm bracelet makes a lot of sense. One that can link you anywhere and operate as a phone, camera, tablet, game player, radio and TV and God knows what else. Development is not an issue; the only problem is the fashion aspect of wearing such a bracelet with your current wardrobe. It would have to be worn on the outside of your clothing to be of any use, so lots to be considered.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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