November 2, 2015

Finally, a Fashionably Functional Device... Meet Ringly - the Prettiest Wearable Yet.

Here is a hint...


Before getting into all that, I just want to say that the best part about late fall in San Francisco, is that it feels like summer. Finally a chance to dress up with just an extra touch of femininity in skirts, hats and structured tees.



This is what I wore on my way to get some of the best ice cream in the city. Nestled in Hayes Valley is a tiny shop called Smitten - where the ice cream is made to order using liquid nitrogen. The vapor coming out you see in this photo is from a scoop of vanilla being made right before your eyes. You can't get much fresher than that.



You know what just doesn't go with this outfit? A thick, dark ugly wrist band constantly tracking how many calories I can burn on the way to get ice cream. (And honestly, when it comes to ice cream - who wants a constant reminder about calories?)

As you can see, I didn't even feel like lugging around a purse, so the only place for my phone to go was buried into one of the deep inner pockets of this pink coat. So how is a girl to know if there is an important message coming in or snapchat that requires an immediate response? What if someone likes my smitten ice cream instagrams? How will I know without checking my phone every 10 seconds?

Well meet Ringly - a wearable device cleverly disguised as a cocktail ring.

Just received a Snapchat
Ringly works using a bluetooth connection to your phone. The best part is the accompanying app that lets you set up the type of notifications you can receive. You can choose between a few colors that light up a little LED on the side. Yellow, pink, blue, green...etc and there is also a series of tiny haptic vibrations that you can adjust and personalize as well. (continued)





It's light, fun and definitely fashionable, while allowing you a comfortable space to be in the moment - without the need to look at a screen which is definitely distracts from enjoying ice cream, friends, and a warm San Francisco evening.


Here is a link to Ringly's website: https://ringly.com/ where you can purchase a ring if you decide you need some fancy bling. (I would highly recommend this, especially in order to see a productivity boost at work). However, if you're feeling a little skeptical about the whole fashion-tech thing still, you can always rent one for just $5 from Lumoid! https://lumoid.com/



Keep it light, keep it simple, keep it sweet.

XO Julia




Thanks for reading! All photos taken by photographer and engineer Giuseppe Ottaviano.
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