Origami Labs released a brand new device-headset in the form of rings, which uses voice assistants.
Smart ring Orii works in conjunction with an app on your smartphone. The sensors used in the device allow to use the voice assistant, putting a finger to his ear.
The gadget uses a technology called bone conduction, it is possible to hear sounds through vibration of the skull bones.
With the Orii, you can listen to or send messages by messengers, receive phone calls, receive information about time and weather and full use of the capabilities of Siri or Google Assistant.
The ring notifies by vibration, then you can listen to the message by touching your finger to your ear.
The company introduced the device at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 today.
“We started to create a device that will help people with low vision,” explains company founder Marcus Leon-Shi.
“By creating a product and launching fees on Kickstarter, it became clear that a new way of interacting with a smartphone – it’s that really many people are looking for,” he says.
With other Bluetooth devices such as AirPods, there is a limitation in the convenience of their daily use.
The first version of the Orii, the company will send to its depositors, who had paid $ 99 to $ 150 per device. Marcus says that following the model of the gadget will decrease by 25-30% and will be released in the second quarter of 2019. It will come in different colors and will get new features. Also Origami Labs is working to integrate voice assistant, Alexa.