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Adafruit Industries has released a necklace companion to the pulsing iCufflinks. The iNecklace is a CNC machined aluminum pendant with a pulsing LED that glows like the sleep-indicator on MacBook Pro's.
The necklace pendant is CNC machined from the finest 6 series aluminum for durability and beauty. The iNecklace is a remarkable accessory. Machined with a "screw in backing" that allows easy access to the battery using a coin. Each iNecklace pendant contains a circuit board with pulsating LED and battery. The pendant comes strung on a 18" long sterling silver 1.6mm diamond-cut curb chain that has been treated to inhibit tarnishing.

Video: iNecklace by Adafruit

Like with the iCufflink, the iNecklace emulates the pulsing LED in Apple's sleep indicator, an Apple patented technology that Adafruit reverse engineered. Apple found that the by mimicking human breathing for their sleep indicator, it was more "psychologically appealing and superior" to other waveforms.

Adafruit has a limited supply of the iNecklace available for $75. The iCufflinks are $128 but currently out of stock.

Article Link: Adafruit Releases the Pulsing, Glowing iNecklace
 
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accessoriesguy

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my only problem is that the on button is pretty universal. Although the light flickers like a mac, when you move around and stuff it may just look weird.
Thats just my opinion though

for $75 :eek:
 

roadbloc

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I wonder when Apple will patent the pulsating power button and sue their asses.
 

andreiru

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Well. It'll probably find its customers.
 

The Beatles

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ArtOfWarfare said:
Can this be used to put to sleep and/or power off the person wearing it?

The person wearing it is in sleep mode?

I think I'll pass on that, thanks though.
 

milo

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Probably a silly question, but do these have an on/off switch?

I wonder when Apple will patent the pulsating power button and sue their asses.

As it says in the article, Apple already has a patent on the specific way their power lights pulsate.
 

admanimal

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Is it just me, or do almost all of the stories posted by Jordan Golson seem like glorified press releases for random iOS apps or products like this? I mean, maybe that's the kind of stuff Arn or whoever has asked him to post, but I don't really see the point of having these kinds of things on Macrumors.
 

acslater017

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If the pulsing pattern by a MacBook represents "sleep", then the pulsing pattern on this necklace must represent "DRIVING, MUST STAY AWAKE...zzz...OH GOD! ...zzz...WHOA! I should pull over...zzz..."

:rolleyes:

I guess the little details do make a big difference. Relaxing or startling?
 

aussiedj

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If the pulsing pattern by a MacBook represents "sleep", then the pulsing pattern on this necklace must represent "DRIVING, MUST STAY AWAKE...zzz...OH GOD! ...zzz...WHOA! I should pull over...zzz..."

You my friend, have me in absolute stitches! Best start to the morning I've had all week!

:D

Also, I own the iCufflinks. All the haters realize that their completely open source right? Both hardware & software? And can be hacked at will?

Seriously, who wouldn't want the world's first open-source hackable piece of jewelry?
 
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