Things appear to be moving at light speeds in the tech world; yesterday we reported on Google’s partnership with University of California Santa Barbara to create a quantum chip and today we’ve got news from Intel. The Intel 3G Snakeskin smart bracelet was just released and it is called MICA, or My Intelligent Communication Accessory; we’re going to take a quick look at it!
MICA or the Intel 3G Snakeskin Smart Bracelet
The MICA, My Intelligent Communication Accessory, is a luxury smart bracelet from Intel that is made from snakeskin (did we hear PETA yelling?) with 3G cellular connectivity, which means that it doesn’t need a smartphone to work.
It was designed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim and aside from snakeskin it also has semiprecious stones on it, such as lapis lazuli and obsidian. It is available in two colors, white and black and it is believed to be priced at around $1,000, although there is no official confirmation of the price just yet.
Intel spokesperson, Ellen Healy, had this to say about the Intel 3G snakeskin smart bracelet, MICA:
This bracelet is a fruition of our efforts and we’ve been making progress in wearables for about a year now. We aren’t limiting ourselves to fitness or health or fashion—there’s going to be more to come from us in the coming months.
So, will the Intel 3G snakeskin smart bracelet, MICA catch on? To be completely honest, we don’t think so. The world doesn’t need a $1,000 luxury smart bracelet, it needs smartwatches that look nice, do their tasks well and are as affordable as possible. Sure, MICA will sell and make a little splash, but it will soon be forgotten, just as many luxury devices that graced the tech world with their presence.
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