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The Nokia Nenya Controls Your Mobile With the Twist of a Finger

 - Apr 16, 2011
References: newscientist & dvice
Technology is getting fancier and fancier, by the looks of the Nokia Nenya ring. Not only does this piece of jewelry offer a unique way to control your cellphone, it functions as a rather simple accessory as well.

Created by the Nokia Research Lab, the Nokia Nenya ring was actually inspired by Galadriel's Ring of Power found in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies. Of course, for you J.R.R. Tolkien fans out there, you may have already made that association thanks to its name.

The Nokia Nenya ring is equipped with a magnet that creates a magnetic field with a detectable orientation. When the ring is twisted on the finger, the orientation changes, allowing the Nokia Nenya ring to function as an analog dial of sorts.

The Nokia Nenya ring is paired with a Bluetooth-equipped bracelet that picks up on the field orientation.