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Smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:41

Interactive jewellery that allows users to change designs and doesn't need charging. Sharon Reich reports.

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Finally ... high tech jewellery fit for a fashionista. The 'Tago Arc' bracelet changes designs with the touch of a button to match your outfit or mood. Design house Liber8's Reka Kovacs explains. (SOUNDBITE) (English) INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MANAGER OF 'LIBER8', REKA KOVACS, SAYING: "This is the bracelet of the future. It's an e-ink, high fashion, high-tech bracelet with a full e-ink display and you can change the pattern on it whenever you want to. So imagine having one luxury bracelet with literally endless designs on its surface." The 'Tago Arc' display uses e-ink, the same kind used in e- readers. It also has an internal Near Field Communication chip, or an NFC, which communicates with your phone to change the design on the bracelet. (SOUNDBITE) (English) INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MANAGER OF 'LIBER8', REKA KOVACS, SAYING: "You go in the app, you choose your design that you want to display on the bracelet, you click on it, you buy it or you download it depending on the setting of that particular design, then you touch your smartphone to your bracelet, you click picture transfer and with the picture energy gets transferred on to the bracelet as well, you wait ten seconds and you have the new design." The app has thousands of options created by artists and designers. Kovacs says there's potential for design houses to add seasonal looks too, making this a one-size fits all, statement piece.

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Smart bracelet changes design with the touch of a button

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 01:41