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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

Intel kept up its expansion into wearable devices by unveiling this week the MICA, or "My Intelligent Communication Accessory," a piece of high-fashion women's jewelry built with Intel technology.

The chipmaker brought an early model of the device, which will go on sale by the holidays for under $1,000, to CNET's New York office Thursday.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

The MICA includes a 1.6-inch curved sapphire touchscreen that sits at the bottom of the wrist.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

The device can be used for calendar reminders, meeting alerts, and SMS messages. Also, a 3G cellular radio will be available to allow for data communication without the need to pair with a smartphone.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

Two designs will be available: One (shown above) with white water-snake skin, tiger's eye, and obsidian, and the other with black water-snake skin, pearls, and lapis stones.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

The cuff-style device, worn here by CNET's Bridget Carey, opens via a clasp hidden under the gemstone.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

A number of other companies have worked to make wearable tech more fashionable, including Google, with its Glass digital headset developed with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

Intel's strategy with wearables has been to develop devices that look like everyday items but include some added tech features, as with its headphones that also track a user's heart rate.

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Women's jewelry as wearable tech

Curved sapphire display

Used for notifications, reminders

Semi-precious gems, water-snake skin band

Cuff-style bracelet

High-fashion meets tech

Up-close with the MICA

A hidden USB port

The MICA can charge wirelessly or via a USB port fitted within the bracelet.

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