Smartphones are the ultimate distractions, as they can cause vehicular accidents in a matter of seconds by distracting drivers with calls and notifications. Now a device called 06, promises to help us ignore those distractions while still easily interacting with our smartphones.
This device, created by Fingertips Lab is a wearable controller, the size of an oversized coin, which can be magnetically mounted on your steering wheel, and controlled through touch, gesture and voice input.
It connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth 4.0 LE and controls it with the help of the haptic motor and motion sensors inside it. In addition to your phone, it’s also compatible with speakers, headphones and car audio systems.
The functionality is controlled by using the rotary command dial and tactile buttons, which support multi-click actions for various apps and settings.
To make sure that you know what you are doing without the help of your eyes, the device uses audio feedback to tell you what you are doing, plus also narrates emails, directions, texts, news posts, social feeds and more.
This ability to understand the context of your actions, as well as the content of your smartphone is what makes this such a promising proposition. This type of functionality will not just help you while drive, but also in several other parts of your life.
So, if you think that you need such a device in your life, then you can go to the company’s Kickstarter page and help them by pledging $89 for your own 06. If you hurry, you can expect to receive your own personal 06 sometime in the next year.