Apple join the race to release a smart ring

12 October 2015

apple As the world of smartstuff continues apace, Apple could well be bringing the world a 'smart ring'. No. This is nothing to do with your hole.

The iMakers have recently patented an 'iRing', which could take photographs, send messages and show you the time. It all sounds a bit like Russian spies, taking photos with a ring, doesn't it? Again, we're not talking about your hole. Stop it now.

Apple's device would allow you to dictate notes into it, and would have a tiny little touchscreen. Like most modern devices, it'll track your heart-rate and all that, with biometric sensors.

The patent says: "The use of touch-sensitive surfaces as input devices for computers and other devices has increased significantly in recent years. A user controls an external electronic device with a finger ring-mounted touchscreen that includes a computer processor, wireless transceiver, and rechargeable power source."

"The ring is worn on a first finger and receives an input from a second finger."

So there you have it. Of course, Apple aren't the first on all of this - Mota have already shown off their ring at a conference last year. And yes, you can watch a video all about it.

TOPICS:   Technology   Freebies

2 comments

  • Grammar N.
    This is getting ridiculous.
  • David
    Mine is very touch sensitive as well

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