We love our electronic devices, but even an Apple watch can come to a hard end when hitting a harder surface. We might all sometimes wish the technology might have been a little more malleable.
Polyera’s Wove Band is a flexible wristband with low-energy electrophoretic E Ink technology and a touch screen; a tap will bring up the user’s email, news, and weather info, as well as monochromatic patterns (vide the Kindle) when not active. The company plans to develop other, hopefully sexier, apps down the road.
The display is the easy part; the flexible display industry is moving along quite nicely. (An OLED screen might make nice addition.) The hard part will be the electronics and the fabrication. And the battery.
All of which may be why Polyera is talking about “mid-2016” shipping — and no price mentioned.
Think of it as a smart slap bracelet. If it performs as expected, all it will need is a cosmetic makeover to take it from wearable to fashionable. And let’s hope they never make a deal with My Little Pony.