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【News】Cicret Could Turn Your Skin Into a Smartphone Display

 

2015/02/03

 
 

The Cicret Bracelet may turn out to be the latest evolution in a rapidly growing wearable market — if the device ever sees the light of day. And what’s most interesting about this new gadget in particular, is that you already own half of it.

Cicret is a bracelet that projects a fully-functioning Android tablet on your skin. That’s right: on your skin.

So, if you’re sporting the Cicret bracelet on your wrist, a small light beam on the device will project your standard, everyday Android home page right there on your forearm.

And this includes making and taking phone calls.

The wrinkle is that Cicret is just in the planning stages, according to Product-Reviews.net. And a scam warning has been posted on the company’s website. It warns against unscrupulous online sellers who may be suggesting they already have the device in stock.

There is reportedly no actual working prototype. But there is a fully-functioning website that promotes an app that would be tied to the bracelet.

On its website, the Cicret development team is seeking to raise $1 million to get its project off the ground.

An earlier Indiegogio campaign is now closed after raising only $1,357 of the $500,000 developers were initially seeking. Right now, the effort is limited to asking for donations via PayPal.

As a result, there is no established release date for Cicret. However, PhoneArena.com is reporting that we could see a working prototype and public unveiling in a few weeks. It also reports that Cicret would support both Android and iOS.

So assuming that the Cicret bracelet does become a reality, the device would hide a lot of small components within a winding band that goes around the wrist.

Inside there would be a Pico projector to display the smartphone screen to which the Cicret is synced. There would also be a processor, a memory card, a micro USB port, a small battery, a Bluetooth chip, a WiFi chip and even an LED light.

All these devices and any Bluetooth connected device would work together to replicate the Android experience you’d normally get on your tablet or smartphone.  Only this time that experience would be replicated on your wrist or wherever the Cicret Bracelet is attached.

It’s uncertain how much the device might ultimately cost if released. Another question is whether anyone would want it.

Image: Cicret

 
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