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A new smart ring which displays the time and alerts from the user’s phone has been getting the interwebs all in a flutter this week. Smarty Ring was the brainchild of Chennai-based mechatronics engineer Ashok Kumar, according to CBC News. A flashy web site offering pre-orders explains that the smart jewellery is compatible …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    One Ring to rule them all

    One Ring to find them,

    One Ring to bring them all,

    And in the darkness bind them.

    1. Thorne

      Re: One Ring to rule them all

      It's not an iRing.......

  2. JDX Gold badge

    Iain M. Banks RIP

    Clearly an early version of a ring terminal.

  3. K

    Smarty Ring...

    Sound like a next-gen legal high -

    Tap one time for neck tingling euphoria

    Tap two times for hallucinations

    Tap three time for ridiculous munchies fest

  4. Stella Duvel

    What on earth ...

    At 0:26 in it declares it has a "butt call alert" - is there something I don't know about Chennai - is "butt call" a synonym for something?

    1. It'sa Mea... Mario

      Re: What on earth ...

      cannot believe the article author did not pick up on that.. lol, I knew I could not be the only one

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: What on earth ...

      booty call?

      I man must alway answer the call of booty

    3. Thorne

      Re: What on earth ...

      "At 0:26 in it declares it has a "butt call alert" - is there something I don't know about Chennai - is "butt call" a synonym for something?"

      Butt call is a call of nature

  5. Muppetry

    Needs a speaker

    So it can be said that someone is speaking out of their ring...

  6. Baron Ebaneezer Wanktrollop III

    Go swivel

    So it reduces the amount of times you look at your phone by 60%?

    I estimate that twice the amount of time that you save will be spent spinning the ring around so you can see the LCD

  7. A K Stiles Silver badge

    Hopefully IP rated...

    for the first time you wash your hands or, theistic paradise forbid, spill your pint!

  8. VinceH


    I was amused at the point in the video where they mention that there's a "clock at your fingertips" - the model has the ring on upside down from his point of view, and is wearing a watch.

    Whaddya mean, it's an advert and I'm not supposed to notice things like that, and instead just be sucked in by it?

  9. Nya

    So when the battery fails does that mean you get a burning ring of fire?

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Network connections?

    It connects to your phone via token ring, I assume.

    Mine's the one with Grays Sports Almanac in the pocket...

  11. Lottie

    ....notify if you’ve pocket dialled someone

    If it ever gets built, this will be the killer app. Especially for PAYG customers.

    Although this does have the feel of vapourware (vapourwear?) about it.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "...the team behind Smarty Ring have apparently not yet produced a working prototype..."

    Aye, there's the rub.

    If they could actually make this it would be pretty cool. But despite advances in display tech, I have a hard time believing that something in the form factor shown can be made - especially for two and a half.

    Now, if they wanted to replicate those hideous class rings that are common here in the US at least, they could fit an entire server farm in there...

  13. Darryl

    Scott Adams - Visionary

    Dilbert did this over 15 years ago:

    1. Andrew Garrard

      Re: Scott Adams - Visionary

      Meh. I was thinking about it longer ago than that. Could do with a gyroscopically stabilized picoprojector, really. And I was kind of hoping for powering it by a similar mechanism to electronic self-winding watches.

      I really must get a 3D printer and try to make all the things I "invent"...

  14. Sir Sham Cad

    And if it made an audible sound on receiving a call

    It would be a Ring Ring.

    Oh yes, coat. Right-oh.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: And if it made an audible sound on receiving a call

      And if a gang of criminals specialized in fencing stolen ones, it would be a Ring Ring ring. And if the cops arrested a couple of them and squeezed them for information, that would be a Ring Ring ring wring...

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Is it just me or... I don't see any appreciative comments about the creativity, Or it has to do something with India association.?????

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: ????????

      I like the look of it..


    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: ????????

      Yeah, I know that whenever I see something awesome, before I comment on it, I make sure it isn't from India, because then it sucks anyway.


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