User Gadget Telephoning with the finger: The SGNL wristband with sound transmission over the bones

Imagine the following situation: A young man is walking past you talking in town with his finger in his ear. First thought is that he is not quite right in his mind. But what sounds unimaginable today could soon become reality with the SGNL bracelet. Thanks to the SGNL wristband, your mobile phone can stay in your pocket when you’re on the phone and it doesn’t have to be stalled all the time.

The bracelet is currently still a kickstarter project but will soon become reality.

The company, which emerged from Samsung’s research department, recently presented its wristband, which enables the user to make phone calls “without” a smartphone thanks to bone sound transmission. The technology is not new, because it is also often used in headphones or headsets.

Sound transmission via the bones is very useful when you have to perceive the ambient noise, for example to communicate on a motorcycle. Because the sound doesn’t go through your ears but through your skull bone, you’ll hear everything that happens around it. Admittedly, it all sounds very bizarre and looks the same. It may be good, but the idea is not wrong at all.

The SGNL bracelet is connected to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth and is intended to replace the strap of a watch. The secret of the futuristic bracelet lies in a small rubber dome on the inside of the bracelet, which transmits the sound to the index finger using the arm and hand bones.

If you put your finger in your ear, you should actually hear the call from the other person. The other person should also understand you well thanks to the microphone built into the band. Logically, because with the finger in the ear the band is directly in front of the mouth.

The sound quality and volume can be corrected and adjusted with the SGNL strap and index finger. The bracelet should be worn on the right arm.
Of course, the strap can be adjusted in size by removing and adding links.

The existing tests all describe a high pressure which needs getting used to but should be highly essential for sound quality and volume. The SGNL bracelet will be available in different widths to be able to use it with as many watches as possible and should it not fit on the watch, you can wear it like a fitness bracelet.

Now I’m looking forward to your opinion: Absolute nonsense or the telephony of the future?

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Comments (26)

  • 03.06.18 um 00:10

    metalphotography

    So how much

    • 05.06.18 um 10:13

      Maike Editorial staff

      Hello metalphotography,

      if you follow the link provided in the article you’ll come to the kickstarter website. There you can see the prices for the different sets.

  • 06.06.18 um 11:37

    The Vanilla Gorilla

    I’m down! I’ve done stranger things than walk around with my finger in my ear and kinda enjoy the stares anyway!

  • 19.06.18 um 09:40

    SonMattTurnmetAI

    Awesome

  • 20.06.18 um 06:26

    Quincey

    Cool

  • 04.07.18 um 14:50

    besli

    Yeşil ı want ti learning price

  • 08.07.18 um 03:26

    Terri

    I can’t wait for this to come out

  • 10.07.18 um 22:40

    laurie

    Kickstarter said it’s a non active page and I couldn’t put an order in. Where can we?

  • 13.07.18 um 07:29

    Kerry

    Can you imagine everyone walking around with a finger in his/her ear 😮

  • 19.07.18 um 04:22

    Bawnjamerican

    Very nice

  • 20.07.18 um 17:23

    Kaylee

    @Maike: there is no link in the article?

  • 01.08.18 um 15:58

    Qld recruit

    Doesn’t anyone realise it’s prototype so not available as yet. Also it’s a race between this and the ring and the glasses etc

  • 25.08.18 um 13:26

    Philip

    Well a finger in the ear or count to five is that for multi users or a TV channel that hands free

  • 29.08.18 um 22:12

    kitty84bebel

    What about if you are talking to much and wanna switch hand like we do with the phone from one hand to another? You will be oblige to change the bracelet also to the other hand

  • 30.08.18 um 12:44

    jimmy

    HOW MUCH IS THIS

  • 31.08.18 um 19:21

    Mi amant

    I want one the future is already here the future is now

  • 31.08.18 um 22:08

    Cristiano Negro

    How much ?

  • 02.09.18 um 13:19

    Jeremiah

    I call bullshit until proven otherwise

  • 27.09.18 um 16:14

    Bullshit

    Haha

  • 01.10.18 um 19:26

    Wicked1288

    This is gonna be good..

  • 02.10.18 um 00:18

    RoxkNRollMommy

    Well it does appear as though we have an answer back to the good old ever-growing concerns of having a device right next to your brain possibly increasing our chances adverse health effects. This technology is actually quite simple and has been around a relatively long time or at least I know the concept has been talked about for many years. There is no doubt in my mind that this will be one particular way of revolutionising the smart device Market and easing the stresses many wise and cautious consumers. I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears tuned in and hopefully there will be some real world scenario tests that will give some solid confirmation to the consumers about the much less affecting new gadget for communication. Keep on innovating and make sure you are always doing it for good 😉

  • 11.10.18 um 20:00

    Shell

    I’d use one. Need any market testers?

  • 20.10.18 um 19:33

    Chaudhry

    I read about it in 2012 about Japanese technology of transferring such sounds via bone to ears directly, then lately it was said its hazardous to health and abandoned..
    That kick starter first saw in 2015, and now wondering, that it’s still under Kickstarter as a fantasy idea..may be it’s come out one day, but I would rather not use it, due Japanese abandoned it for reason..

  • 26.10.18 um 17:53

    sgnl

    Dam you guy’s have struck a nerve w/ kid this is what I.m into my hearing was damage yrs ago but can still hear sounds from space Whity is trying to play me had top implant haha thu my bone of head but can out doctor’s fell to do follow up now need to be updated kit.$$$.Mr.Mr.Reddick I.g.r/govt.God bless get in touch with President of Japan @ China. 3136245559 cellphone.

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