Many people are arguing that today’s smartphones with huge screens and the flexibility of a USB stick will not last very long. They become uncomfortable because of the need to have increasingly larger displays. The metamorphosis of the smartphone forces in the first instance, a display separation and thus of interface from processor, cores and storage. People say that in some time the screen will be worn either on the wrist or in the form of augmented reality glasses.
After several attempts of smart watches from different producers, here we have the Americans from Rufus Labs (a group of technology enthusiasts) that have developed, some might say, the ideal recipe for the future smartphone. Their wearable device cannot be mistaken for a smart watch, because it is a device with large screen, Cortex A8 processor and Android Kit Kat OS. However, although the screen is touch, it has a resolution of only 400 × 240 pixels, far below the standards required by modern smartphone displays. So even if Rufus Cuff can operate autonomously, it is condemned to remain just a control interface for a smartphone with Android or iOS.
Rufus Cuff, nice, but has one little flaw
Rufus Cuff has Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi -Fi, GPS, accelerometer, 6-axis gyroscope, 16GB storage, video camera, microphone and speaker and vibration alert system. The built-in battery has a capacity of 1000 mAh that promises to outlast the smartphone in your pocket.
The display resolution remains the only feature that should be improved to turn into a real Rufus Cuff smartphone.
Rufus Cuff is still a project appeared on the Indiegogo website. The Americans want to raise at least $ 250,000 to start production. The wearable smartphone can be pre-ordered for $ 230, but you will have to wait until September for delivery.