Intel has teamed up with fashion design company Opening Ceremony to launch a new smartband called My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or MICA for short. The smartband, made specifically for ladies who want something that looks like a high end fashion accessory, is due out sometime before the end of 2014.
Intel, who previously demoed a shirt with embedded sensors earlier this year, said that the MICA smartband will come in two different styles. It stated:
One style will feature black watersnake skin, pearls from China, and lapis stones from Madagascar, while the other style will feature white watersnake skin, tiger's eye from South Africa, and obsidian from Russia."
As far as the technology inside, Intel says it will allow its owners to receive "SMS messages, meeting alerts, and general notifications delivered directly to the wrist." It will also come with wireless charging support. Business Insider adds that the MICA will come with its own 3G wireless receiver, so it doesn't need to be tied into a smartphone like other smartbands and watches.
While the exact price of the MICA has not been announced, it will cost less than $1,000 at high end stores like Barney's. What is your opinion on this fashion conscious smartband?