WristFone to Debut at CES
Neutrano was the first to market the digital viewer world class timepiece – the PhotoWatch – in the spring of 2008. Positioned as high tech, spy tech and entertaining, Neutrano promises that with the WristFone you will never lose your cell phone again, although it is technically still possible to lose your watch.
A precision-molded GSM cell phone watch, the WristFone features a high quality touch-screen numeric keypad for quick dialing or texting while on the go. Users can make a quick call and amaze onlookers with its user-friendly functions and its ability to play video or favorite tunes.
The WristFone can also be paired with a Bluetooth earpiece or the included wired earphones with microphone to start making and receiving calls and listening to music. The device can also tune into favorite FM radio stations, show videos or even surf the Internet.
“After 16 months of painstaking R&D, the result has surpassed even our highest of expectations,” noted Mr. Rotman, President of Neutrano, in a company statement. “Our experience from developing Photowatch was paramount in raising the bar for quality and reliability of wearable electronics.”
“We predict electronic lovers everywhere will become literally ‘attached’ to this wearable phone/timepiece because of its quality, reliability, ease of use, tremendous functionality – not to mention the cool factor! WristFone is right out of a Dick Tracy Movie,” said Rotman.
While the WristFone is a novel idea and can be handy for the person who is on the go and doesn’t want to bother with a separate cell phone, one has to wonder about the usability of a phone that is also a watch. As more consumers are moving towards smartphones, will there be enough of a niche left for a gadget such as this? Without a trial run, Neutrano may be hard pressed to penetrate the market beyond the techies.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jessica Kostek