The Treehouse + The Cave

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

WiFi Ring

Wifi Ring

This is an early prototype of a device so simple and needed that over the next 5-10 years, it could become as ubiquitous as the cell phone or iPod. Planned to eventually come in a slick, brushed-steel enclosure, the ring would indicate to its wearer (via multiple LEDs) whether they are currently within range of a WiFi network (open or encrypted). The transparency of use is potentially so good, that I can easily see anyone who regularly carries a wirelessly-enabled laptop wearing one day in, day out.

Via Gizmodo

Blogger Mick thought:

Clever, maybe, but unless rushed to production I venture to predict that it has missed its window of opportunity. By the time enough of them are sold to make it worthwhile, they will all be flashing their lights everywhere they go!

February 3, 2005 at 10:34 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

I can only hope that this product will be outdated by the time it reaches market. Unfortunately I don't see NYC getting 100% WiFi coverage within 10 years, so I highly doubt the rest of the country (besides maybe, San Francisco, D.C. or Austin) will be anywhere close.

I of course, dream routinely of a planet cloaked in a perfect, seamless veil of wireless connectivity, but I'm not holding my breath.


February 3, 2005 at 12:08 PM - Comment Permalink  

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