Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September

The bejeweled smart fashion accessory will debut at New York’s Fashion Week
Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September

Intel has made its first foray into the wearable tech market – and it's taken a slightly different tack to its rivals.

Recent rumours that Intel was working on a smart bracelet have been proved correct; it's launched MICA, a smart device 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 that sounds like quite an unusual venue for a tech launch, you're not wrong; but MICA is no ordinary smartband. It’s a bejeweled accessory designed in conjunction with fashion label Opening Ceremony; and yet, it’s got all the hi-tech innards of any other wearable device.

MICA – which stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory  will come in two styles: a white snakeskin unit with obsidian embellishments and a black snakeskin device with pearls. Both will pack curved sapphire glass touchscreen displays. We’re already drooling over it.

It blends tech with fashion

Intel to introduce its stylish MICA smart bracelet on 7 September

Aside from looking a bit special, it syncs up with your smartphone to display SMS messages, meeting alerts, and other notifications. Intel also says it will feature communications capabilities and wireless charging support; further details about its features will be disclosed at a later date.

MICA will go on sale in the US at selected Barneys and Opening Ceremony stores by the end of this year; the tech-savvy fashionistas of Singapore will just have to wait.

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