Intel's smart bracelet

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  1. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    You would have to pay me a lot of money to wear that... No thanks!
     
  2. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    And it's not like a watch where you can swap out different bands depending on the occasion or outfit.
     
  3. leenak macrumors 68020

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    It looks like cheap fashion jewelry. There are some women who like ugly, chunky bracelets just like there are some men that like ugly chunky watches... But when you look like you are taking your fashion cues from QVC, it is time to go back to the drawing board.
     
  4. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    That looks hilariously, almost deliberately awful.
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    $495 is a lot for costume jewelry. :eek:
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Looks like something you'd see in a 1950s sci-fi flick... on the arm of a girl from Venus!
     
  7. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    I wonder what fashion designer they hooked up with to create it?
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 601

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  9. Alex225 macrumors regular

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    If I was Mr T that'd look awesome!

    I'm not though and I think that looks bloody awful.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    That would look hideous on any wrist.
     
  11. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I think whoever designed this watched one too many 50s scifi B movies.
     
  12. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Bazaar have an article about it and it almost looks good there. Almost.
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    It's clear that Intel also aim at fashion world, and curve-screen LCD is neat but even in this fashion shot, tried as they might, it still doesn't look like. Still looks out of place with the cloth. (Issey Miyake zen-style dress with ancient African-style bracelet, whoever wear these combo to gala dinner will be laughed)
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    The price isn't so bad if you consider you got 2 years of AT&T for free (if I read correctly) but it will be redundant if it can't replace your phone and you have to carry the phone anyway.
     
  13. Alex225 macrumors regular

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    It only looks good there because the clothes they are wearing look even worse ;-)
     
  14. leenak macrumors 68020

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    haha no ****... those things look like maternity wear. And really I think I saw a comment elsewhere that summed it up, bright gaudy gold color, snakeskin and big ugly stones... Maybe some women will wear it but I rather not. And although Jawbone UP tries to pretend like their bracelet style is fashionable, it at least isn't as ugly as these.

    I love bracelets myself and I'd be interested in a tech bracelet but not these.
     
  15. Alex225 macrumors regular

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    I can imagine that from a feminine perspective a nice looking bracelet/bangle that packs in some tech is quite appealing.

    I reckon from a male perspective, any smart watch or bracelet wants to look like something out of Tron! It's because men never actually grow up. :D
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Apparently you're right.

    Women's reviews have been positive, saying that it's handy to have both an expensive looking bangle and a subtle way to check / reply to notifications.

    The MICA intro video is also very female oriented:



    Note to self: do not make male judgments on female tech jewelry :)
     
  17. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I just think it's way too bulky...


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  18. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Well I'm a woman and my female genes tell me it looks ridiculous. I think that commercial makes it look even bigger than I thought it was.
     
  19. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well I'm a female so I'll make a judgment. :D. It's FUGLY.
     

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