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.

The $49.99 Bem Speaker Band is a wireless speaker that doubles as a speakerphone. Bem

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.

Yes, it comes in multiple color options. Reuben Lee/CNET


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