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Fine jewelry that keeps you connected. Blinq Ring comes with Notification Alerts, Fit Tracking and a built in Panic S.O.S. Mode
Fine jewelry that keeps you connected. Blinq Ring comes with Notification Alerts, Fit Tracking and a built in Panic S.O.S. Mode
278 backers pledged $41,229 to help bring this project to life.

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Blinq Jewelry gives you control over which apps you receive notifications from. Set-up is easy. Your ring connects to both Android and iOS through Bluetooth, and our user-friendly app guides you through your ideal notification customization.

This removes the need to constantly check your phone, allowing you to be more present in your day-to-day life—all without missing important calls or alerts.

We have paired unique gem-glow technology with luxurious designs to create a beautiful ring with high functionality. Users can receive notifications through a special LED backlight that illuminates the gemstone to a custom color, or set the ring to vibrate or pulse.

 

 

Stay Safe

SOS Distress Feature with Geolocation Technology 

All Blinq rings have a built-in SOS distress feature, Social SOS(™). This feature uses geolocation and acts as extra layer security.

 

If you’re ever lost, in danger, or injured, you can immediately notify your friends with a custom tapping sequence (tapping the jewelry repeatedly).

This will send a distress message including a link to your location, and/or to any Facebook or Twitter contacts you’ve pre-set to be notified so you can be rescued.

Fitness Tracker

Track your fitness with the built-in step counter that syncs your daily activity logs with the Blinq app. Once we hit 50,000$ this will unlock!

You can get a full daily reading of your total steps, calories burned, and total distance accumulated without the need for a bulky watch or bracelet.

Water Resistant 

Blinq rings are fully water resistant. This means your smart fine jewelry will remain functional if you wear it in the shower, the bath, or even swimming in a shallow pool.

Wireless Charging

Charging your Blinq is easy. The ring box doubles as a charging station, so all you need to do is place your ring on the magnetic charging stick, with a complete charge taking less than two hours.

 

 Stay Connected

Blinq Jewelry answers the problem of how best to stay connected without being overwhelmed with information. On average, we receive more than 150 notifications a day. Blinq offers a digital detox by allowing you to select which notifications you receive, so that you can disconnect from your phone and be more engaged with your surroundings. 

Our extensive expertise and experience in jewelry design mean we source high-quality metals and hand-cut precious gemstones to deliver something truly beautiful. 

Gem Glow

We have built technology that gives wearers the option of receiving notifications through a special backlight that illuminates your gemstone in a color of your choosing while vibrating at the same time.  

 Vibration alerts

Set your Blinq alerts with customized vibration technology. You can set your ring to vibrate or pulse.

 

 

Blinq is the next evolution in wearables. By combining fashion with functionality, we are able to deliver a product that puts you in control of how you receive digital information. Our mission is initiate a lifestyle shift by allowing people to stay connected without being consumed by their phones.

Put your phone away

We use our phones for everything these days. While this amounts to countless benefits and conveniences, most of us are guilty of spending too much time interacting with our phones instead of the world. Selecting which notifications come through lessens the temptation to check every message, or even just to check your phone to see if a message has come in.

Blinq isn’t about total disconnection, though. We understand the need to keep in touch without being a slave to your phone. Our Smart Ring lets you optimize the way you receive notifications.

Detail is everything

We use expertly-sourced high grade .925 sterling silver and precious hand-cut gemstones. Paired with gem-glow technology, you can instantly receive important alerts from a beautiful piece of jewelry.

 

The one of a kind ring to the right is made of solid gold and just might be the most expensive wearable ever made.
The one of a kind ring to the right is made of solid gold and just might be the most expensive wearable ever made.

You use your phone for more than notifications. That’s why we’ve incorporated these key features into Blinq to make it a truly smart ring.

Blinq App

 

 

                                                              

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Blinq's software connects with many of your favorite apps, from social media, to shopping, to transport, and more!

Set up the perfect Mode

Blinq app allows you to control what notifications you want to receive in your ring. For example calls only or texts only notifications. But it goes one step farther letting you choose from different modes:

 

 

What Your Contribution Will Support

Every Blinq ring or pendant will be a functioning wearable tech item, equipped to communicate with your phone like a smartwatch. Blinq jewelry is designed primarily as a fashion-forward accessory, but with powerful technology on the inside. Your contribution will help us develop:

  • R&D to improve the Activity Tracker functionality
  • Upfront production costs for a bulk order: The charging coil (compatible with the included magnetic charging stick), The antenna for wireless communication, LED indicators, The high-capacity battery, The motor for vibration
  • Purchasing of precious metals and gemstones 

 

We're a group of brand strategists, product people, developers, marketers and jewelry aficionados based out of Montreal. We combine our knowledge of technology and fashion with years of successfully delivering product experiences to bring something innovative, beautiful, and extremely useful to you.

Dave Mamane - CEO & Co-Founder

David Sigal - Co-Founder & Designer

Scott Whitman - CFO

Danny Lawless - Lead Designer

Stephanie Braun - Marketing and Communications

Scott Usheroff - Director of Operations

Blinq has been an idea we've been working hard to bring to fruition since it was first conceived in 2015. The beautiful prototypes you're seeing in this project are the result of innumerable hours of iterating and reiterating. We're perfectionists, and we wanted to make sure we got this one right. Below, you'll see a brief outline of the journey we're on with Blinq, starting from the first discussion about it to today, when we shared our vision with you (and where we go from here)! We are insanely excited to get Blinq rings into your hands. So you can be sure that with your help, we're going to continue to work day and night until the rings are finalized and ready to ship.

Earlier Prototypes:

Some earlier sketches
Some earlier sketches

 

Sketches to renders
Sketches to renders

 

casting and 3D printing
casting and 3D printing

 

Now the challenge to make it all fit.
Now the challenge to make it all fit.

 

Casted samples
Casted samples

 

Higher quality working prototypes
Higher quality working prototypes

 

Blinq Smart Jewelry is the brainchild of jewelry designer David Mamane and David Sigal, a jeweler and tech-lover. Together, they have over 50 years’ of jewelry industry experience. Mamane got the idea for fine smart jewelry when he was having problems staying in touch with his wife. Often, she’d be unable to hear her phone ringing if it was left in her purse or handbag, especially while she was at the office. She also found her phone’s constant notifications and updates highly distracting, and she needed something to keep her connected without having her phone on her at all times.

David began looking for solutions. He explored wearables, only to discover that most were not suitable for his wife's fashion-conscious lifestyle. Drawing on his expertise from 20 years of experience as a jeweler, David concluded that there is a major need for wearables that are both functional and stylish. Just like that, the idea for Blinq was born.

Since conceiving Blinq, David and his team have completed designs for the full line of rings. The greatest challenge was integrating the technology into the sleek, minimalist rings that a style-conscious target market demands. The results: prototypes with a high-end designer look and feel with hi-tech functionality.

 

Do you have questions for us?

Feel free to ask questions by shooting us a message or posting a comment. Someone for the Blinq team will respond as quickly as possible!

International Backers are Welcome!

Blinq rings aren't just for backers in the US and Canada. We are thrilled at the thought of people across the globe filtering the noise in style! 

With that in mind, there are unique processes that apply specifically to international backers that we'd like you to be aware of. Please note that there is no way for us to charge any additional amount on our end for any applicable VAT/duties that may be a result of a specific country's local tax code. Therefore, these fees may be incurred upon receipt of your reward. These fees are the responsibility of each backer.

In addition, due to first class shipping fees and the pre calculated dimensions of the Blinq ring box, shipping rates may seem high for some international locations.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                             

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that we have overcome has been to pack all this technology (motherboard, battery, vibration mechanism, charging coil, antenna, LED, etc ) into a small casing (13mm x 13mm x 7.5mm tall) all the while staying true to our mission of making beautiful jewelry that anyone one would wear regardless of its features and functions.

Building in the SOS alert system and sensitivity range were also major challenges, as these are novel technologies that we had to design from the ground up. Keeping the ring small--and we believe we have the smallest Bluetooth enabled smart ring on the planet--was absolutely critical in our design process. Our target market is fashion-forward customers, who demand beauty and style without the added ‘bulk’ that other smart wearables have. Again, these are challenges that we have overcome!

Future challenges will come from producing such an advanced product in levels required to meet demand. There will be significant costs associated with manufacturing, distribution, and promotion. That's where you come in! The $25,000 we are seeking in funding will help cover those costs and bring Blinq to the world.

In the rare event that things don't go as planned we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.

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    2) Rose Gold Plated with Pink Jade
    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Labradorite

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    2) Rose Gold Plated with Pink Jade
    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Labradorite

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    1) Sterling Silver with Blue Aventurine
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    2) Rose Gold Plated with Pink Jade
    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Labradorite

    Petal Setting:
    1) Sterling Silver with Blue Aventurine
    2) Rose Gold Plated with Purple Jade
    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Moonstone

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    2) Rose Gold Plated with Pink Jade
    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Labradorite

    Petal Setting:
    1) Sterling Silver with Blue Aventurine
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    3) Yellow Gold Plated with Moonstone

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