Here's a classic case of tech meets fashion – in line with recent rumours, Intel’s created a smart bracelet for women that will make its grand entrance at the Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show opening ceremony on 7 September (during New York’s Fashion Week).
If you think it’s going to look like one of these smartbands, you’re so very wrong. It’s bejeweled and doesn’t even look like it belongs within the tech family; and yet, it’s got all the hi-tech innards of any other wearable device. It comes with a fancy name to boot – MICA, an abbreviation for My Intelligent Communication Accessory.
The stylish unit will come in two styles: a white snakeskin unit with obsidian (a sort of volcanic glass) embellishments and the other, a black snakeskin device with pearls. They’ll both have curved sapphire glass touchscreen displays. We’re already drooling over the idea of it.
It blends tech with fashion
Tech wise, it’s made to project SMS messages, meeting alerts, and general notifications from your smartphone onto the wearable. Intel also says it will feature advanced technology such as communications capabilities and wireless charging support.
It added that more information about some of its other features and functionalities will be disclosed at a later date.
“MICA is a feminine fashion accessory with communications capabilities, conceived and designed from start to finish in collaboration with Opening Ceremony (a fashion designer) and a global technology company,” Intel mentioned in a statement.
MICA will go on sale in the US at selected Barneys and Opening Ceremony stores by the end of this year, but said it will reveal details of its future plans at a later date. The tech-savvy fashionable of Singapore will just have to wait.