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O.R.B. Bluetooth Ring Preview, Photos & Release Rumors

O.R.B. Bluetooth Ring Preview, Photos & Release Rumors

by Brandy Cross

The O.R.B. Bluetooth ring was announced almost five years ago and then debuted at CES in 2010 with a prototype model. Active Hybra Advanced Technologies co-CEO claimed at the time that they were in the middle of negotiations to bring the O.R.B. Bluetooth into mass production with prices starting at about $175. Three years later, we still haven’t seen the announcement of an O.R.B. Bluetooth release date, but we can show the newest information and updates about the ring. You can read about the Bluetooth ORB and its features here.

O.R.B. Bluetooth Headset Ring

Updates on the O.R.B. Bluetooth Ring

The O.R.B. Bluetooth ring and headset works using HiWave technology to send a signal to the Bluetooth ring whenever an incoming phone call or text is received.  The ring then vibrates and the wearer can simply look down to see who is calling or what the text message is about. Premium versions include the ability to show a scrolling calendar, a to-do list, emails, and the time of day, which essentially removes the need for a watch. The O.R.B. also includes a silencer to mute a call, an alarm clock, and top of the line audio to provide perfect phone-to-Bluetooth streaming. Owners of the ORB, who want to accept a call can simply remove the ring from their finger, twist it open to accept the call, and then place it in their ear. Importantly, the O.R.B. is also waterproof which will save it from damage should anyone forget to remove it before washing their hands, or should they drop it in the sink or toilet.

O.R.B. Bluetooth Release Date Rumors

The owners of Hybra Tech debuted a prototype of the O.R.B. Bluetooth ring in 2010 at the CES show. It has been three years and unfortunately, except for having a sign-in option to find out when the O.R.B. will be released, there have been no real updates on the release date. In 2011, Hybra Tech announced that they were making another headset, this one called the SoundBand. The Soundband is wireless like the O.R.B. headset, but is not Bluetooth jewelry. While no release date for the O.R.B. Bluetooth headset has been announced, Meagan Wells of Hybra Tech stated that they were in the process of marketing the O.R.B. for sale in early 2010. With this in mind, the product might soon be ready for sale.

Preview of the Bluetooth Headset

While all of the images of the O.R.B. Bluetooth headset are currently 3D models and vectors, they do give a pretty good impression of how the ring will actually look in production.  The following images belong to Hybra Technology and include various mockups of the 2009 design of the ORB. The 2010 CES prototype is a little bit clunkier as seen in the video, but it does show quite promising results.

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About Brandy

Brandy Cross is a full time writer and SEO. As one of those lucky people who loves her job, she's always writing, but does make time for 'stuff' too. She reads and games too much, doesn't have much of a social life, and tends to over think things. Visit her on Google +

Comments

  1. […] brand new Orb bluetooth headset that will soon be out on the market is the absolutely best bluetooth headset available. […]

  2. chengming says:

    Where can I purchase to the ORB Bluetooth

    1. Kimmy Carver says:

      We also want the ORB, sadly though, the company is saying it is not going to make it after all. There are some things that are comparable to it, not as cool, but you can check out our other ORB articles to see some similar bluetooth jewelry pieces. =)

  3. Ranjith Kumar says:

    This Gadget seems to be freaking awesome.

    What is the cost in India & also kindly send me the purchase contact details & stock available address ASAP

    1. admin3 says:

      Hi, I believe that the release date has not yet been announced but we will be happy to update you as soon as it is available. The current suggested retail price is $130-$170 in USD (roughly 9172.35 rupees) and Hyvbratech says that it should be in black and blue colors.