Story 2016-03-23 180CD Finger Phone now a reality

Finger Phone now a reality

Anonymous Coward
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Now you can stick your finger in your ear to make a phone call, not just pretend to talk to someone thanks to an invention by Samsung. The device from Samsung spin-off Innomdle Lab fits any standard wristwatch and connects to Google Android smartphones. When a phone call arrives, the wearer can accept it with a button on the band, and audio is translated into vibrations which travel up the skin. By pushing their index finger on to the front of the ear, or tragus, the user can hear the conversation even though no one around them hears a thing.
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Not new (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-03-23 07:39 (#180HJ)

I finger my phone every day

Smart Watch (Score: 1)

by on 2016-03-23 15:59 (#1822C)

This would finally make all those smart watches useful though, right? Being able to hear a private call with the actual watch instead of relying on a speakerphone or a Bluetooth earbud.

Re: Smart Watch (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-03-23 22:04 (#18394)

Isn't that fad like over now?

Re: Smart Watch (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-03-24 01:11 (#183NY)

Not until it's been milked. Also see "the Cloud," an idea whose time ended nearly 40 years ago...

no one around them... (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2016-04-30 01:37 (#1C9M1)

...hears more than half of the conversation.*