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16Lab concept smart ring

TOKYO -- Here at CEATEC 2014, 16Lab is showing off a prototype wearable device that could make it far easier to control all your devices.

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16Lab concept smart ring

It doesn't have a name just yet, but this concept device has an interesting look, including full-titanium construction.

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16Lab concept smart ring

The small shiny sections are capacitive touch sensors.

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16Lab concept smart ring

The tech inside the ring is provided by Alps Electric, which integrated motion, compass and Bluetooth functionality into a single product.

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16Lab concept smart ring

That integration helps the ring to be a little smaller, but it's still quite large.

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16Lab concept smart ring

Users will need to specify their ring size when ordering.

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16Lab concept smart ring

The smart ring, though smaller than others on the market, dwarfs even a large traditional ring.

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16Lab concept smart ring

By holding a finger on the touch sensor, the ring is enabled.

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16Lab concept smart ring

The interior of the ring is brushed titanium. The outside anodized.

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16Lab concept smart ring

Would you like a smart knuckle sandwich? It will be available in mid-2015, with prices TBA. You can read more about 16Lab's smart ring here.

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