My phone is almost all the time in silent mode and buried in my purse, so I can understand very well the need for Ringly. In fact, feeling the vibration of text and call alerts during trade shows is one of my preferred smartwatch features. Ringly founder and CEO Christina Mercando shares my opinion: she created the connected ring simply because she was missing too many calls or texts from her vibrating phone in her purse, and her friends.
The idea is simple, effective and elegant: you connect the ring to your smartphone using Bluetooth, then you can set specific light colors and vibration patterns for different people or different type of messages.
The ring can alert you for texts, calls, emails, meetings, or even when you leave your phone behind. You can also add notifications from your favorite applications such as Instagram Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Uber, Tinder and Poshmark.
Charging is easy,you just have to put Ringly back in its box just like what you would do with a regular ring. The box might or might not get an additional battery inside, so you can carry it for additional juice while on the go. Anyhow, you will have to plug the box via USB to a charger once the battery is depleted.
Ringly does really look like stylish jewelry and does not have the feel of an electronic device. The ring is beautifully crafted with 18K gold and semi-precious stones and comes in four flavors: black onyx, rainbow moonstone, pink sapphire, and emerald.
Ringly is available for pre-orders for $149 at www.Ringly.com, and the company has set a goal to raise $60,000 to fund production of its first batch. The ring will bevailable firs in three sizes, 6, 7, and 8, and the first 1,000 rings will include a real diamond on the side of the ring, where the notification light is located.