By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com
San Diego--Like so many products before it, one of the latest pieces of wearable technology is designed to break, or at least mitigate, people’s addiction to technology.

The black ceramic version of Miragii, the “smart” pendant that projects the content of text message or incoming call alerts onto the wearer’s handCurrently in the crowd-funding phase, Miragii is a “smart” pendant with a built-in micro projector and sensor that vibrates whenever the wearer is getting a call or message on their smartphone.

When they feel the vibration, the wearer puts their hand up in front of the pendant, which projects the message or incoming call onto their hand so they can read it or see who is calling. They can reject the call by waving their hand in front of the pendant.

Miragii also has a built-in detachable Bluetooth earpiece so if the wearer wants to answer right away, they can just put the Bluetooth in their ear.


WATCH: NewsWatch TV shows the Miragii in action.

 

Created by an unnamed San Francisco designer, the ceramic pendant retails for $199 to $399. There are also gold-, platinum- and rose gold-plated versions, designed and manufactured by the Lorenzo Group. The thickness of the plating is 2 microns.

The pendant is made in China by the company Miragii LLC, founded by Zhan Li, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is based in San Diego.

Miragii currently is in the funding phase; a campaign on crowd-funding site Kickstarter began last week, with the goal of raising $75,000 to bring its custom-designed smart necklaces through production and on to the market.

Miragii’s Kickstarter campaign is slated to run for a total of 30 days. If the campaign does not meet that goal, then the company won’t receive any of the money pledged.

If the money does come through, however, Miragii said it aims to have its necklaces on the market by December.





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