Wearable gadget / LinkMe / personalized bracelet that displays messages
LinkMe was born out of a pretty simple concept – how can we personalize the special moments in our lives in a unique and fun way?
LinkMe connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and when someone sends you a message – via the dedicated LinkMe app – the words pop up on the bracelet. You can also set it to receive social media updates. There are many potential uses of LinkMe.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS?
Although we see giving LinkMe to a friend/loved one to stay in touch and send special reminders of love and care, there are many additional applications, including:
- News (ie scores, stocks)
- Social media
- Sports stadiums
- Charitable causes
WHAT CAN I DO WITH LINKME?
Imagine having your closest friends and family available to you, with just a glance at your wrist. That’s LinkMe – your connection to the ones you care about the most. LinkMe will automatically translate and display the messages and alerts you choose, making them available to you with just a glance at your wrist.
THE LINKME TEAM
The LinkMe project is led by Matt Sandy, Colin Glaum and Tim Goldburt. Following his MBA from Columbia University, Matt has built high-tech start-ups commercializing innovative technologies over the past ten years. His experience includes over six years overseeing manufacturing, production and development of novel display applications. Having served as the creative director of several leading firms (OgilvyAction, Rapp Collins, Young & Rubicam), Colin is a creative guru of innovative consumer products. His direct experience involves bringing killer ideas with the potential to positively enhance the consumer experience to life. Tim is a veteran scientist/inventor with over thirty years of expertise in display technologies and over fifty patents. His background includes Thomas J. Watson IBM R&D Center, Philips Electronics, and his own R&D ventures commercializing novel developments.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
With LinkMe, you can send a message with your smartphone via an easy to use app that will in turn be displayed on LinkMe. It’s that simple – in meetings, in class or when you have your hands full, you’ll be able to receive the messages that matter to you most.
Watch how it works:http://vimeo.com/61943346
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“LinkMe is unabashedly beautiful… there’s just something about LinkMe that makes me want to have it around my wrist.” – TechCrunch
“Move over, Apple and Samsung. While two of tech’s biggest companies are reportedly developing smart watches, startup LinkMe has already gotten a head start.” – Mashable
“What makes LinkMe a lot more interesting than smart watches probably has to be its design. It’s made from chrome and has a very clean and minimalist finish to it.” – Ubergizmo
“Looks absolutely brilliant when lit up. It’s almost as though it was taken straight from a science fiction movie.” – Trendhunter
“Whether you use the wristband for social media updates, personalized messages, security alerts, or telling the time, LinkMe is sure to be a nice addition to your wardrobe when your phone is out of reach.” – Tekkek