So I have to give Bem some credit for innovation but I don’t think I’d ever wear something like this. Would you? Bem has just announced the speaker band which is basically a speaker watch, or a speaker that you wear on your wrist. Yes it’s Bluetooth and you can answer calls and listen to music through it… but still, would you walk around with a speaker on your wrist?
bem wireless unveils the speaker band, a stylish extension of your smartphone or tablet, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. In a fast-paced, mobile world, it’s important to always have your phone on you. With the speaker band, your smartphone will literally be “on you”- on your wrist to be exact. So, make calls while you’re in your car or listen to music while walking the dog and more.
“We’ve struck the perfect balance of form and function with the speaker band. Technology is a new way to accessorize, and everyone from fashionistas to businessmen will enjoy this product,” says Bryan Katzel, Product Development Manager for bem. “No need to fumble around in your purse or briefcase for your smartphone anymore—just manage your calls and music with speaker band.”
The speaker band connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device, and features multifunction buttons so you can play, pause, answer, skip and reverse. Users can safely engage in conversations while on the road (or anywhere!) because of its built-in microphone, and the speaker band is compatible with most voice recognition apps. Additionally, the speaker band comes with a caller ID function so you always know who is on the other end of the line.
With up to six hours of talk time, the speaker band is a must-have item for any trip, and it’s developed from soft touch material so you can comfortably wear it for long periods of time. There are six fashionable colors to choose from so each user can express their own style. The speaker band comes in black, white, blue, red, gray and green.
Features and Technical Specifications
- Connects via Bluetooth
- Built-in microphone
- Caller ID function
- Soft touch wrist band
- Micro USB charging port
- 6 hours of talk time
- Power Button
- Play/Pause, answer, skip, reverse buttons
- Power/Bluetooth LED indicators
The speaker band will retail for $49.99, and it is expected to begin shipping at the end of January 2014.
Check out www.bemwireless.com for more information.