Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) will unveil a new smart bracelet in the forthcoming Opening Ceremony Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show during New York Fashion Week, as stated by the company itself. The piece is named “My Intelligent Communication Accessory” or “MICA,” which is described as “feminine fashion accessory with communications capabilities.”
A smart accessory for Women
According to the chipmaker, the accessory is a gadget resulting from the collaborative efforts of Intel and Fashion house Opening ceremony.
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Intel said that MICA will be available at Open Ceremony’s worldwide retail outlets and selected Barneys stores in time for the holiday season. The company said in a statement that a feminine accessory fits everyday in life, and MICA starts a new era of mixing fashion and technology by integrating woman’s luxury accessory with the technology to complement and enhance a woman’s work and social life.
Not much was revealed on the functions and specs of the tech bracelet. However, Intel did give a hint that the device will allow the ladies to stay connected via SMS messages, meeting alerts, and general notifications along with other features and specification that will be revealed later.
On the display side, MICA sports a curved sapphire glass touch screen display, and will be available in two versions; with a strap of black watersnake skin adorned with Chinese freshwater pearls and Malagasy lapis and the other wearable strap would be made of White watersnake skin adorned by tiger’s eye gems imported from South Africa and Russian obsidian.
Intel Quark processor used
Intel gave no answers on the chip powering the device, but it is expected to sport 32-bit, single-core Quark processor. Quark from Intel is a more power saving, pared down version of its low-power Atom processor launched a year ago to catch up with ARM in the rapidly developing Internet of Things market for wearable technology and connected smart devices. CEO Brian Krzanich revealed various prototypes related to Internet of Things during the current year’s Consumer Electronics Show, including always-on smart headset, a smartwatch, and innovative, bowl-shaped, wireless device charger. However, later it was revealed that few of these demos are powered with the ARM chips internally.
Just a month ago, the chipmaker entered into a partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to come up with technology and software for monitoring and treating Parkinson with the help of wearable.