Despite the fact that smartwatches have not grown to the status of a device necessary in everyday life, they still have useful functions. Perhaps the most pleasant of them is the ability to talk on the phone without taking it out of your pocket. It is especially convenient in this case for owners of wireless headsets - they generally only need to press one button. If there are no wireless headphones at hand, you have to not only regularly bring the watch to your mouth so that the interlocutor can hear you, but also listen to the "squeak" of the weak speaker of the device.
Orii's smart ring, recently launched on Kickstarter, lacks all of these flaws. To talk on the phone, you just need to put your finger to your ear. Like a spy action movie.
And the ring uses bone conduction technology - the sound literally travels along the bone of your finger to the bone of your cheekbones, and you hear it with your inner ear. This means that you can talk with the help of Orii in any conditions - even in a subway car or in the center of a giant crowd, at least - theoretically - under water. Besides, no one can overhear you. The ring's owner's voice is recorded by several microphones with active noise cancellation.
The functionality of the ring is significantly expanded by the assistants in the smartphones themselves. Both Google Assistant and Siri can perform voice commands. You can communicate with them directly through Orii - so sending messages, setting reminders and googling information online will become more convenient than ever.
The most controversial moment in the ring is its appearance. Most of all, it looks like a smaller Bluetooth headphone. However, someone will surely like this "futurism". Another thing that can be confusing is the battery life, an hour and a half of active talk, or 45 hours of standby time. The ring is fully charged in an hour.
Orii works with iPhones and smartphones running Android 4.4 and older. It will be available in three colors: black, silver and dark gray. The cost of the wonder ring is $ 129. It is promised to be delivered to the backers in February 2018.>