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Remember MICA? The wildest smartwatch this side of the Moto 360, developed by Intel, and full of mystery? Turns out, it's a real product, and it'll be available to people just like yourself real soon. The My Intelligent Communication Accessory was designed by a company called Opening Ceremony, and Intel's engineering department handled the rest. It's aimed at "fashion-forward women," and is described as an "intelligent bracelet composed of precious gems and Ayers snakeskin." To get one, you'll need to part ways with $495, and you'll have to head to stores that have little to do with technology in order to do so. For that fare, two years of AT&T wireless data are thrown in gratis, which is... Read more...
With a few companies introducing smartwatch products at IFA in Berlin, Intel's taking a slightly different approach. The chip-maker's wearable debut in Berlin is far different than those being issued by LG, Samsung, and Motorola, focusing on fashion instead of nuts-and-bolts. It's called MICA, which is short for "My Intelligent Communication Accessory," and Intel's calling it a "feminine accessory blending seamlessly into everyday life." While it handles text messages, push alerts, and other notifications like most other smartwatches, it's also snazzed up on the design front. In a strange twist, Intel has infused semi-precious stones and water snakeskin (no, this isn't a joke), weaving in a curved... Read more...