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Connected Friendship Bracelets

'Twinkl' is a Digital Charm Bracelet that Keeps Friends in Touch

— November 10, 2016 — Tech
Charm bracelets are a traditional way for teenagers to keep their closest friends in mind, but Twinkl bracelet is taking that concept out of the past and rethinking it for a digital future. Twinkl is a small, low-profile rubber bracelet that comes with slots for different digitized charms, letting users communicate with their friends and loved ones through vibrations.

Each Twinkl bracelet comes with a set of several charms which are linked to their own bracelet. Teens are meant to exchange charms with one another, fitting their friends' charms into the slots on their own bracelet. When a user presses down on the charm they received, the giver's Twinkl bracelet will buzz, no matter where they are.

Twinkl bracelets pair with users' smartphones and use internet connectivity to buzz when they are activated.
Trend Themes
1. Digital Communication Bracelets - The trend of digital communication bracelets offers disruptive innovation opportunities for the tech industry to create more advanced, versatile and integrated wearable devices.
2. Socially Connected Jewelry - The trend of socially connected jewelry presents disruptive innovation opportunities for the fashion industry to combine style with digital functionality, enhancing social interactions and communication.
3. Internet of Things Wearables - The trend of internet of things wearables provides disruptive innovation opportunities for the IoT industry to create interconnected devices that facilitate seamless communication and connectivity between individuals.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - The technology industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by developing advanced connectivity features and expanding the capabilities of digital communication bracelets.
2. Fashion - The fashion industry can leverage disruptive innovation opportunities by integrating technology into jewelry, creating socially connected accessories that enhance personal style and communication.
3. Internet of Things - The internet of things industry can capitalize on disruptive innovation opportunities by further integrating wearables into the IoT ecosystem, enabling seamless connectivity and communication between people.
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