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Ringly designs revealed

Ringly is a wearable notification device that works via Bluetooth. See the first designs, from Greenpoint entrepreneur Christina Mercando, here.

Ringly, modeled by Tanya Ruban (Photo courtesy of Ringly)

You can finally see images of the first wearable tech from Ringly.

“Our goal is to create products that are both stylish and useful, that women will be proud to wear,” said Ringly co-founder and CEO Christina Mercando, in a release.

Ringly is a notification device that works via Bluetooth. The idea is to deliver fashionable jewelry that a woman can wear on her hand that will let her know through vibrations and light that she is getting a call, a message or a push notification.


Ringly’s first designs.

Ringly works through an app that allows users to control just how many notifications go to their ring. It also gives them a way of knowing which notifications they are getting.

The idea is that more often than not, women keep their phones in their purses, which makes it easy to miss important notifications. Ringly is a nice-looking workaround.

The most striking aspect of the Ringly design is that it doesn’t appear that the team had to use the band itself to conceal the device’s electronics. That said, it does sound like the band serves a purpose. In the announcement of the designs, the company said that the ring box is also the ring’s charger. Technical.ly Brooklyn has not seen this ring box, but most boxes work by inserting the band. This would suggest that the box uses the band to charge the battery.

See more photos like this one from Ringly’s photshoot with model Tanya Ruban on the company’s Instagram page.

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Ringly and the app that controls the device.

Pre-sales of the ring opened today for fall delivery:

Ringly’s pre-sale campaign officially launches today, and the company has set a goal to raise $60,000 to fund production of its first batch of rings that will ship in Fall 2014. The ring will come in three sizes: 6, 7, and 8, and the first 1,000 rings sold on Ringly.com will include a real diamond in the side of the ring (where the notification comes through). “Early bird” pricing will start at $145 and last for a limited time only. Refer your friends and you’ll get 10% off for each ring they purchase: 10 friends, and your ring is free!

Ringly shows a four-person team on its website.

Read our interview with Mercando, based in Greenpoint, here.

Technical.ly Brooklyn has been following the company since its first edition of Startup Roundup.

Companies: Ringly
Series: Brooklyn

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