Intel MICA, the Wearable for Women
Calling out all women out there, always wanted to tech savvy but couldn’t get a gadget stylish enough to fit your feminine needs? I think we have just the answer for you. Say hello to the Intel MICA my darlings!
“MICA captures Intel’s philosophy that technology should enhance jewelry in order to make wearable technology truly ‘wantable,’ in addition to seamless and productive. Today’s modern woman maintains selectivity and exclusivity when choosing accessories, and MICA embodies a beautifully unique statement piece.The wearable space is an exciting, rapidly expanding category, and it has been a thrill to be involved in the convergence of fashion and technology through this collaboration with Intel.”
MICA also known as “My Intelligent Communication Accessory” is the result of a partnership between Intel and Opening Ceremony. MICA was made with tech savvy women in mind. With this pretty bracelet in mind, users will now be able to access Gmail notifications, Facebook events, Yelp, text messages, and Google Calendar via to notifications direct to the smartwatch.
MICA works without a smartphone, hence it is a standalone device. Actually, to be exact, it can’t connect to a smartphone. Intel has made a point to explain that this device is not marketed to work with one but is more of a fashionable accessory with the functions of a wearable. The gadget will be able to receive and dismiss notifications and replying with customized quick replies. The gadget is suppose to give users two days worth of battery life with normal usage.
The smartwatch is coated in 18K gold with a curved sapphire glass touch screen display. The device cost USD$495 (MYR1665) and comes with two years of AT&T wireless data service provided by Intel. MICA will be available in Opening Ceremony Los Angeles and New York retail stores as well as select Barneys New York Locations. Interested buyers can also head over to Barneys.com and Openingceremony.us starting December to purchase MICA online.