Kickstarter Watch: Connectable Wearables

How jewelry goes social

A new Kickstarter project is hoping to take the wearables trend into the world of social media.

The Suaave is a beaded bracelet with an NFC (near-field communication) chip embedded in one of its beads.

Users can create profiles on Suaave’s website; when others scan the bracelet using a smartphone, they can access the wearer’s profile. It’s like a wearable business card.

The Suaave is being designed by a company in London, and its technology implications are exciting. Imagine being able to instantly connect on Facebook with people you meet at a party, or on LinkedIn with those you meet at a conference.

For more on the intersection between jewelry and technology, read Emili Vesilind’s monthly “This Month in Wearables” column.


(Photo courtesy of Suaave) 

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