A wristed development: Bem's Speaker Band now shipping
Announced back in January at CES, Bem's $49.99 wearable wrist speaker is set to hit stores.
Back in January we got an early look at Bem's wearable wrist speaker at CES in Las Vegas. Initially slated to ship in February, the $49.99 Speaker Band got delayed a bit but is now set to be delivered to those who preordered it online.
Needless to say, this is a tiny wireless Bluetooth speaker that gives new meaning to the word "portable." Available in multiple colors, it's designed to be paired with your phone or tablet and doubles as a speakerphone.
There's no display on the device, but it does offer an audio-based caller ID function. It also features integrated music playback controls and has a 6-hour battery life (it recharges via a Micro-USB port).
As soon as I get my hands on a review sample, I'll let you know how it sounds and how it feels to wear around. Say what you will about it, but on a certain level, it does seem more useful than a smartwatch.