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About

VRING is the first wearable to focus on voice-control, combining fashion with function to make using a smart phone effortless and more efficient.

The average person spends 90 minutes on their cell phone every day. This equates into 23 days each year and 3.9 total years. Imagine what you could accomplish with four extra years?!

We created VRING to give you more time to see the beautiful world, be with your family and friends, and have more freedom without completely disconnecting from technology.

Using next-generation voice control technology, VRING delivers your command to your phone, allowing you to search the internet, control household appliances, take notes, download apps and more without touching your phone.

Features  

  • Find your Phone. VRING can find your phone when it’s missing. Simply say, ”Phone, where are you?" and your phone will respond with its location. 
  • Take Notes. VRING takes accurate notes for you, recording voice and converting speech to text simultaneously. 
  • Search the Web. VRING uses Google Chrome to search for perform Google searches for and more. Simply tell VRING what you are searching for followed by the category “apps,” “images,” “maps,” or “videos” to start a new search.
  • Control Household Appliances. VRING allows you to remotely control your smart household appliances, including as the Phillips Hue. You can turn the lights on and off, change colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, purple), and adjust the brightness. 
  • Play Music. VRING works with Chromecast to search popular videos on YouTube and play them directly on the big screen.

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Aluminum case colors.
Aluminum case colors.
Top cover.
Top cover.
Metal strap.
Metal strap.

How to Use

After installing the application on your mobile device, simply place VRING on your finger or wrist and you are ready to go.

  • Long click the button once for voice command and Google search mode. Once the blue LED light appears, speak, and then press again to end. (VRING allows you to set customized voice commands). 
  • Short click the button once for notes mode. Once the blue LED light appears, speak, and then press again to end.  

Specifications  

  • 2.5-3 hours of constant speaking (If being used at 30 second intervals, it can reach 300 commands before charging)
  • Up to 3 days on standby
  • Battery: Rechargeable 20mah
  • Bluetooth IC: CSR
  • 10 meters transmission distance.
  • Waterproof: IPX5 water resistant rating

Compatibility  

  • Android (version 4.2 or higher)
  • VRING uses Google Chrome for Google search. VRING uses the Google speech recognition and can understand your language and keywords.
  • The “search by category” tool will initially be supported in English and Traditional Chinese only.

Rewards

Each VRING Kit Contains

VRING, code to download the VRING App (Google Play), USB Charger, Box & Manual.

Size and Color 

After the campaign has reached its goal, we will send out notification letters to all backers. At this time, you can select your color and size of your forefinger or wrist in millimeters.

  • Available ring sizes (inner diameter of ring): 18mm, 18.5mm, 19mm, 19.5mm, 20mm, 20.5mm and 21mm
  • Available wristband sizes (perimeter of wristband in millimeters): 155mm~215mm. And you could replacement 12mm standard watch band.
  • Ring can also be worn on a necklace

Why do we need your support?

We have been working on VRING for the past year and have come a long way, but now we need your help! Your support will allow us to initiate manufacturing so we can make VRING available to you and millions of people. Let's make life easier and our home smarter — together.

Starting from Scratch

2015.10.09 VRING Testing

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Future Applications

We also need your support to help VRING move forward with additional features in the future including a cloud service, giving you the ability to store and voices and texts, backup data and much more.

Meet the team
Canner Tang, Founder - A lover of Arduino and App inventor 2. He has PMP certificate and more than 7-year experience in IT industry.
Canner Tang, Founder - A lover of Arduino and App inventor 2. He has PMP certificate and more than 7-year experience in IT industry.
 
Dr. Shaw, Partner & Consultant - assists in proceeding the project, and he believes VRING can bring greater convenience to the people.
Dr. Shaw, Partner & Consultant - assists in proceeding the project, and he believes VRING can bring greater convenience to the people.
 
Paco, ID Designer - he has received Germany Red Dot Designer award before.
Paco, ID Designer - he has received Germany Red Dot Designer award before.
Bang, UI Designer - he has more than 10-year experience in the UI Designer based on user experience.
Bang, UI Designer - he has more than 10-year experience in the UI Designer based on user experience.
Adms, Software Developer - he has more than 16-year experience in App and Cloud service developer.
Adms, Software Developer - he has more than 16-year experience in App and Cloud service developer.
Nina, Partner - backs up the startup with a sharp sense of beauty and intuitive operation.
Nina, Partner - backs up the startup with a sharp sense of beauty and intuitive operation.

Partner Alpha is a member of the Belay Engineering Group in Taiwan. He is a professional on RF Safety & Compliance Management. Partner BMFJ is a dialogue designer between contemporary metalwork and people. Partner CS is an expert on Bluetooth technology and a solution maker. VRING is a fashion work by combining the power of a group of people.

Risks and challenges

Forecasting Risk

We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. But sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should we miss projections, we’ll let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.

Supply Chain Risk

We’ve built a very capable team who have worked for the many years on IC, assembly and RF certification. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.

Features Risk

We integrate many third-party services and software constantly updated. If the any integrate service is stopped or can no longer support, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.

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Funding period

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