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40 Connected Accessories

From Phone-Connected Glasses to Sleek Air-Purifying Collars

— September 4, 2014 — Tech
The industry is abuzz with words like "wearable," which are effectively augmenting the average consumer to expect connected accessories rather than seek them out. It would seem that this new age that we're entering where the "techification," if you will, of everyday objects is happening at an accelerated rate. The Internet of Things is augmenting consumers to expect that their jewelry connects to their smartphone for easier access or that the table lamp can be set to turn on and off when you're approaching your home.

Pushing past the notions of science fiction, connected accessories are creating a new economy where consumers aren't fearful of persistent connectivity but instead embrace it for a more automated, immersive experience.
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Luminous Safety Belts
Luminous Safety Belts
The Glowbelt Helps Prevent Accidents Caused by Poor Visibility in the Dark
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Hand Motion-Controller Jewelry
Hand Motion-Controller Jewelry
This Controller Ring Puts the Power in the User’s Hands
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38
Versatile Single Speakers
Versatile Single Speakers
Monocle by Native Union is Made for Modern Dandies
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37
Bluetooth-Enabled Bags
Bluetooth-Enabled Bags
Track Your Bags, Tablet Cases & Backpacks with the BitStuff Project
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36
Fashionable Purse Speakers
Fashionable Purse Speakers
This Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is Perfect for Girly Girls
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35
Smartphone-Controlling Jewelry
Smartphone-Controlling Jewelry
The Smarty Ring Lets You Control Your Phone from Your Ring Finger
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34
Alarm-Infused Jewelry Pieces
Alarm-Infused Jewelry Pieces
Cuff Jewelry has a Built-in Alarm to Keep Wearers Safe
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33
Hi-Tech Dating Jewelry
Hi-Tech Dating Jewelry
The LUNAR Moondust Program Inspired Interns to Design Social Gadgets
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Smartphone-Connected Jewelry (UPDATE)
Smartphone-Connected Jewelry (UPDATE)
The Smarty Ring V2.0 Comes with Scrolling Display
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31
Picture-Taking Totes
Picture-Taking Totes
You'll Never Have to Carry a Camera Around Again with a Lulu Guinness Handbag
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30
Smartphone-Connected Corsets
Smartphone-Connected Corsets
'X.Pose' is a Piece of Fashion Integrated with Smartphone Data
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Smartphone Necklace-Projecting Gadgets
Smartphone Necklace-Projecting Gadgets
These Necklace Projectors Put the Future in Your Hands
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Interconnected Smartphone Jewelry
Interconnected Smartphone Jewelry
The Bluetooth Smart Jewelry by CSR Makes Technology Feminine
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27
Power-Packing Purses
Power-Packing Purses
The Power Purse Can Charge Your Phone On-the-Go
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26
Analogue Activity Watches
Analogue Activity Watches
The Activité watch is Deceptively High-Tech
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25
Fitness-Tracking Smartwatches
Fitness-Tracking Smartwatches
The Multitasking Acer Liquid Leap Has a Slender, Jewelry-Like Look
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24
USB Jewelry
USB Jewelry
Swarovski USB Heart Necklace is a Fashionable Hi-Tech Gadget
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23
Smartphone-Connecting Wristbands
Smartphone-Connecting Wristbands
The MyKronoz ZeWatch & ZeBracelet Make Life a Whole Lot Easier
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22
Smartphone Connected Timepieces
Smartphone Connected Timepieces
The iPhone-Compatible Casio G-Shock 2 Wristwatch is Out
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21
Illuminating Smartphone Rings
Illuminating Smartphone Rings
The Ringly Ring Flashes When Your Smartphone Receives a Call
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20
Radiant Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
Radiant Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
The Nokia Guru Bluetooth Earphones are Sleek and Fashionable
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19
Activity-Monitoring Pendants
Activity-Monitoring Pendants
The Bloom Necklace by Misfit Uniquely Combines Fashion and Technology
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18
Sleek Air-Purifying Collars
Sleek Air-Purifying Collars
The 'OZ-1' is a Collar Air Purifier That Cleans the Air You Breath
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Smartphone Security Clips
Smartphone Security Clips
The Motorola Skip Unlocks Your Phone with a Simple Tap
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Spy-Worthy USB Jewelry
Spy-Worthy USB Jewelry
These Stylish USB Earrings Can Secretly Stash Confidential Information
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Cellular-Networking Knapsacks
Cellular-Networking Knapsacks
Thanks to Vodafone, You Can Carry a Cellular Network Backpack
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14
Constantly Connected Wrist Watches
Constantly Connected Wrist Watches
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Will Tell You Move Than the Time
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13
Smartphone-Connected Cuffs
Smartphone-Connected Cuffs
Beacon & Lively's Smart Bracelet Has LEDs & Vibrating Indicators
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12
Tech-Infused Jewelry
Tech-Infused Jewelry
These Rebecca Minkoff Jewelry Bracelets Double Up as Tech Gadgets
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Internet-Connected Jewelry
Internet-Connected Jewelry
The Mota Smartring Sends Notifications to Wearers Via Vibrations
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10
Siren-Blasting Backpacks
Siren-Blasting Backpacks
The iSafe Alarm System Bag Gives Parents Peace of Mind
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9
Smartphone-Connected Jewelry
Smartphone-Connected Jewelry
Zazzi Jewelry Relays Phone Notifications and Alerts on Its Display
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8
Hidden Watch Bracelets
Hidden Watch Bracelets
The Incognito Bracelet Tells the Time Without Anyone Having to Know
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7
Battery-Charging Bags
Battery-Charging Bags
The SOOT Electropack Can Charge Electronics for up to Two Weeks
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6
Phone-Connected Glasses
Phone-Connected Glasses
Fun'iki High Tech Glasses Provide Seamless Smartphone Notifications
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5
Signalling Cyclist Sacks
Signalling Cyclist Sacks
SEIL-Bag Projects Riders' Anticipated Movements to Improve Road Safety
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4
Hiking Smartphone Chargers
Hiking Smartphone Chargers
The Voltaic System Has the Ability to Charge All Your Devices
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3
Phone-Charging Wallets
Phone-Charging Wallets
The Everpurse Miniholds Your Cards and Holds a Charge
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2
Beat-Pumping Wristwatches
Beat-Pumping Wristwatches
The Music Watch with USB Plays Tunes and Tells Time
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1
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
Tablet-Integrated Knapsacks
The iPad Backpack Serves as a Communicative Link to Motorists
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