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August 10, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa: Shhhh! It’s a Cicret

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I said last year would be a year of wearables. Boy was I wrong. Not only are so many unique technologies surfacing in 2016 that are blowing my predictions out of the water, but the Internet of things has really upped its game. For those business travellers who simply cannot be without their smartphone, I’ll let you in on a little secret – you never have to be. 

The Wearable of the Century

The inventors of Cicret (pronounced ‘secret’) have made sure that you can take a shower or bath with your all-important messages being missed. This fascinating bracelet projects your smartphone’s display onto your forearm with a simple flick of the wrist – essentially turning your arm into an interactive display. Not only is this groundbreaking for those who like soaking in the tub, but tech heads will love that it’s a swipeable, touch-sensitive, full colour, waterproof display that allows you to use your phone, well, without it being around. 

How It Works

The snap-on device uses an embedded system that includes a mini projector, a microprocessor and eight long-range proximity sensors. It also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a vibrator, a micro USB port, a battery and LED light components. It comes in either 16 or 13GB and best of all, 10 fun colours to choose from. The bracelet is activated with a quick flick of the wrist, instantly lighting up a projection of a nearby Bluetooth-paired smartphone, illuminating several inches of your wrist. 

Where Can I Get One?

That’s the real stinger. With such a brilliant invention, you’d think it’s already on the market, but unfortunately it’s still only in prototype mode. The Paris-based developers have recently reached their crowdfunding goal of US$500 000 and gave followers a first look at the end of August. According to their website, they have dates of production and detailed costs in order to create the first working samples and begin presales. They have also started visiting potential manufacturing plants across the world in preparation of mass production. Whether they’ll be available in time for the Christmas rush remains to be seen – but you can stay tuned for updates on www.cicret.com

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