The Mica Bracelet Combines Style and Substance

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Sep 5, 2014
References: intel & fastcompany
Opening Ceremony and Intel have teamed up to create the MICA bracelet, which stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory.

Recognizing the importance of style, the designers made sure the wristband looks more like a piece of glamorous jewelry than wearable tech. The luxurious accessory features a sapphire touch screen and snakeskin exterior. The black snakeskin option comes decorated with pearls and lapis stones, sourced from China, while the white snakeskin is embellished with South African tiger's eye and Russian obsidian.

In terms of its technological capabilities, not much is currently known. The device, which is not a fitness band, will be a standalone apparatus, meaning that it does not require a smartphone to function. The current emphasis is that the MICA bracelet is a communications device above all else.