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Sgnl a smart strap that enables you to answer phone calls through your fingertip

A new gadget on Kickstarter is basically designed to make you feel like a secret agent. It's called Sgnl, you can keep your cell phone alone in the bag and simply raise your hand to answer a phone call with out carrying any extra headset or earphone.

There's no speaker on the device — instead, audio is directed into your ear through vibrations that are sent through your body, into your wrist and up to the fingers touching your ear; a mic is built into the band. Not only transmits the sound but it also blocks out background noise. So you can hear very clear voice in a loud places without worrying about other people listening in. It's not a new concept, but it's a neat twist on the not-very-cool Bluetooth headset.



There's one other interesting twist to Sgnl. While you can wear it as a standalone wristband, it's meant to be used as a watch strap, either for an analog watch or a smartwatch. It definitely looks a bit clunkier than a normal wristband, but integrating it straight into another gadget that you're already wearing is a nice idea, as it's one less gadget to keep track of.




Replace your existing watch strap with Sgnl and you’re done, whether you wear a classic watch or an Apple Watch, Samsung Gear, or Pebble Time. 




The project comes from Innomdle Lab, a startup that's been spun out of Samsung. This is its first project, and it's launching with a Kickstarter campaign looking for $50,000, which it's very nearly reached at the time of this writing. Sgnl units are selling for around $139.

 Source: Kickstarter,


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