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Philippe Starck unveils  payments ring

Philippe Starck unveils payments ring

Uber cool design guru Philippe Starck has crafted a smart ring that stores payments cards, transit passes and business cards for the style-conscious consumer.

Created in collaboration with start-up Icare Technologies, 'Aeklys by Starck' comes with a hefty €249 price tag.

The ring does not require charging and includes security technology from NXP, incorporating data encryption and a deactivation system to guard against theft.

Says Starck: "Aeklys by Starck is the closest and smallest we can get while offering so much power and service. The possibilities of the ring are endless, the only limit is our imagination."

Icare Technologies is developing additional features for the ring in the realms of access control, loyalty programmes and parking payments. It says that new features will automatically be uploaded to the ring on release.

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 14 October, 2020, 09:58Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Just what everyone needs - the ability to fiddle with your ring while in a meeting, set the oven to cook for six hours and unlock and start each of the cars wherever they may be!