Vybe, a smart bracelet that notifies users of calls, messages and a lost phone, launched their crowdfunding campaign yesterday and I must say, it looks extremely cool. In today’s hyper-connected society people find themselves attached to their phones. According to a Time survey, 84% of respondents said they could not go a single day without their cellphones. Vybe gives users the freedom to be connected without constantly checking their device.
Vybe will vibrate once for a message and in one-second intervals the whole time a phone is ringing. If the user is busy or not expecting an important call, the call can be easily rejected by pressing the Vybe. In addition to notifying users of calls and messages, Vybe saves users from the nightmare of losing their phone by rapidly vibrating when the phone is more than 50 feet away.
“Being constantly connected is a must for me, but it often comes off as rude or gets in the way. My social media notifications can wait, but my calls and messages can’t. Vybe allows me to stay connected in a non-intrusive way,” Vybe founder Chris Stoikos said. “It frees you from being tied to your phone and lets you get on with your life.”
The smart bracelet is designed to fit into everyday life. Available in seven colors, including green, blue, yellow, pink, red, black, and white, the Vybe goes with any style, mood or outfit. The comfortable band can be worn on the wrist, or, by adding an extender on the ankle.
Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5C/5S and all Android, Windows, and Blackberry models that support Bluetooth 4.0, Vybe is easy to setup and charge. To set up Vybe, pair the Bluetooth device to the phone, tap the bracelet and it will sync effortlessly. Lasting up to 4 days on a single charge, Vybe’s lithium-ion battery only needs two hours to fully recharge, and will never require replacing, allowing owners to always remain connected to their phones.
This is an amazing device as well for the hard-of-hearing who often have difficulty hearing the message notification tones or that their phone is ringing, especially in a loud environment. For just a current pre-order price of $39 at www.wearvybe.com, can you really say no to that? Retail cost is expected to be $55. Vybe promises delivery by February 2014, or they offer a money-back guarantee.
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