We’ve all been in a situation where our smartphone’s going off the hook and we’re rummaging through our bags (or deep pockets) trying to fish it out and get the call before it buzzes out.
But more often than not, we end up digging it out a tad bit too late, with you hoping your smartphone could be placed in a more strategic place that you can access with much ease. That foresight is possible with .klatz – a device that has a smartwatch (more like smart bracelet) and smartphone rolled in one.
Got a call coming through on .klatz? The caller ID shows up on its anti-scratch LED screen (made of 384 LEDs) so all you need to do is clasp off the device from your wrist, flip it open, and accept the call. It’s as simple and easy as that.
All about the features
The device syncs with Android and iOS for now, and its makers say there’s a possibility for it to get extended to Windows Phones in the future as well. So with it, in addition to picking up calls, you can access your phonebook, view SMSs, read notifications, and control your music.
It also can work in headset mode with any phone that has Bluetooth 2.1.
The smart bracelet boasts a long battery life too – its 600mAh battery apparently has a standby time of between seven to 10 days, which is said to overtake other more mainstream smartwatches such as the Moto 360, LG G Watch, Galaxy Gear 2 and Pebble.
As an early bird special, .klatz will be available for US$99 (S$126) through indiegogo but if you get it after it hits retail, it’ll cost you US$149 (S$190). There’s a choice of four sizes and a spectrum of colours, so there’s a make for any kind of wrist.