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New Ring Gadget Delivers Text Messages, Calls Via Vibrations

A new ring gadget will have smartphone users looking like secret agents, but instead of transmitting sensitive codes, the invention delivers text messages or calls through vibrations straight into the ear. Hong Kong start-up Origami Labs has developed a ring worn on the index finger, which uses bone conduction technology to deliver sound when the user places their fingertip next to their ear, in a gesture similar to that used by the US secret service. The ring can be paired with a smartphone’s voice assistant to perform tasks without looking at the screen. “We see this as a new category of wearables that goes beyond activity tracking and starts to delve into some very powerful communications functions,” said Kevin Wong, co-founder and chief executive officer of Origami Labs.

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