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WANT!: The Orb, A Bluetooth Headset That Turns Into A Ring

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By David Ponce

Every now and then you see a product and you just assume that it’s a concept. I mean, heck, it’s just too smart for anyone to be producing it! And every now and then you’d be entirely wrong, like now. The Orb is an actual Bluetooth headset that transforms into a ring and vice-versa. Wear it like a ring and its Flexible OLED (in the Deluxe edition) will display caller info, calendar items and voice-to-text info. Feel like answering? Twist it off and hang it on your ear. Sound is transmitted through bone conduction, so there’s no need to even insert it in your ear. It’s really just brilliant.

The best part is that it’s supposed to be available for purchase in early 2010 for $129 for the regular edition, $175 for Deluxe and going up from there depending on what gemstones people might choose to have embedded into it. It is after all, also a ring.

It’s being developed in partnership between Hybra Advanced Technology and AbsolutelyNew. There’s no product page quite yet.

A close-up picture if you keep reading.

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  • http://www.shedali.com shedali

    fantastic…

  • jojo25

    Since it can be worn as a ring, I'm assuming it will come in different sizes?

  • dponce80

    Yeah, I forgot to mention that, but it will in fact come in various sizes.

  • jonro

    It looks like a great idea — in concept. Do you see how thick it is? I'm not sure that anyone will want to wear it as a ring.

  • crfljim

    i have rings that thick now without the technology… i so want one of these…

  • camilakino

    Is it waterproof?
    If I remember to take it off before washing my hands I would probably forget to put it on again.

  • camilakino

    Is it waterproof?
    If I remember to take it off before washing my hands I would probably forget to put it on again.

  • Anonymous

    Gives new meaning to the phrase “My phone is ringing!”

  • http://twitter.com/dotcalm dotcalm / Veronika F

    Love it! I'm such a gadget girl – it's got my name all over it!
    V-

  • CynthiaClinton

    Will it work with a hearing aid? Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/dotcalm dotcalm / Veronika F

    Love it! I'm such a gadget girl – it's got my name all over it!
    V-

  • CynthiaClinton

    Will it work with a hearing aid? Thanks.