A new gadget on Kickstarter is essentially designed to make you are feeling like a secret agent. It is called Sgnl, and it allows you to make phone calls simply by wearing a wristband and touching your ear, with your fingers acting as the receiver.
There's no speaker on the apparatus — instead, audio is directed into your ear through vibrations which can be sent through your body, into your wrist and up to the fingers touching your ear; a mic is assembled into the band. It is not a fresh concept, but it's a neat twist on the not-very- a Bluetooth headset that is cool.
The project comes from Innomdle Lab, a startup that is spun out of Samsung. This is its first endeavor, and it's launching a Kickstarter campaign looking for $50,000, which it is quite almost reached at the time of this writing. Signal units are selling for around $139.
There is one other intriguing angle to Sgnl. It's meant to be used as a watch strap, either for a smartwatch or an analog watch, while you can wear it as a standalone wristband. It seems a bit clunkier than an ordinary wristband, but integrating it right into another gadget that you are wearing is a fine idea, as it is one less gadget to record.
This is likely something that could be built into a smartwatch in the future, but for the time being, Sngl seems like a great, if the way that is completely unneeded to take a phone call without pulling your phone out. It will probably make for a great party trick, also, although I'm not convinced that anyone will appear suave while wearing this thing, as Innomdle's Kickstarter video desires you to believe.