Monday, October 27, 2008

iBangle Concept An iPod For Your Wrist

When you look at the evolution of iPods and other MP3 players, you can see that not much has changed about them in the past few years. Sure, they've added screens, added color to those screens and the amount of memory has grown exponentially over the years. But the design is the same: they clip on the belt, slip in a pocket or dangle of your arm from an armband. Then of course there is the obligatory use of wired earplugs.

Designer Gopinath Prasana looks to change that with his iPod Concept the iBangle.

ibangle concept

Prasana's iBangle, which is meant to worn around the wrist like a bracelet, looks more like jewelry than and MP3 device, but the concept would be a fully functional MP3 player.


The iBangle uses air and a small cushion inside the ring to achieve the perfect fit no matter who is wearing it. Push a tiny button on the side and it fills with air, expanding to fit snugly around your wrist.

There's a multi-touch track pad for easy navigation, and forget about he wires as the audio finds its way to your ears via a couple of wireless earbuds.


There's no screen, but Prasana figures you should be able to navigate just fine with an audio-oriented navigation system. Personally I'd prefer a small screen at least then the device could double as a watch.

Source: Yanko Design

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