That’s the Ring as in personal accessory, though controlling your home through the power of a horror movie would be terribly innovative. That said, this only sort of chunky wearable tech, which has met and exceeded its Kickstarter goal, promises its own kind of disturbance.
The prevalent idea behind the Ring is to “shortcut everything,” from sending a text or a payment to controlling home appliances, through arm movement.
The device uses wearable input technology to allow users to accomplish certain repetitive actions, like turning on music, via pre-set gestures. They can dictate their own movements and subsequent actions through a companion app.
The device, which will come in six sizes, is so far slated to ship in June this year. And it’s cheap! Early adopters who donate $145 to the Kickstarter fund will be among the first to receive the device (no wonder it was funded so quickly). Besides being potentially awesome at a low price (spelling out texts by air-writing with your finger? we would actually do that) it looks a whole lot more natural than tech for your face.