Being a product developer myself, I always welcome any innovative designs that're popping up out there in the market. Especially those stuff that'll make my life simpler, easier and no much fuss. Ever had a problem with your smartphone battery drain out so fast when it comes to using it on the go? Usually we would slot in the connector and charge it to the battery pack instead. But, what if your battery pack itself look so sleek - that you can actually wear it on your wrist and doubles up as a chic accessory?
Now, this is where QBracelet comes into this world!
At a glance, you might think it's just a typical metal cuff that you wear to accessorize your wrist. Or, someone might even think it's just another version of FuelBand that's released by Nike. But hey, it's not. This stuff is actually a phone charger that could have an identity problem which thought it's also a bracelet! Kinda two-in-one. Isn't it brilliant?
The tech spec says that when you pull the QBracelet open, a pair of connectors are revealed. One is used to charge your phone, and the other is used to charge the bracelet. To charge your phone all you have to do is plug the connector into your phone and the charging will automatically happen, done by the polymer lithium ion battery contained inside. It can charge the iPhone 5s up to 60% with its 1,160 mAh capacity. How long does it take to load up the phone from zero? About an hour (kinda long, huh?).
What I like about this device - it look so sleek. Who would've thought it's a charger anyway when you keep it closed? One word though: why not triple the use as a smartwatch too? Then you can 'partially' rival the upcoming iWatch! BAM!!
*you know what will come next? A generation of copycats...
Btw, see how it works. An absolute brilliant wearable tech!
[pix and vid by qdesigns]