Iota Flex Brings Phone Functions to Your eReader and Netbook

Now – before you dismiss this as another wearable USB thing – You’re wrong!

This bit of geek chic actually contains a built-in SIM card which promises to add phone-like things such as voice calling and texting to e-readers, netbooks and tablets all via Bluetooth.

Ah, now you’re interested yeah?

This is the idea of Seattle-based Iota – and so they came to design the Flex.

The plan is that owners of MIDs (Mobile Internet Device), netbooks and eReaders can either wear the Flex around their wrist or clip it to their manbag or ankles should they wish and then, once it’s paired to the gadget of choice, they can then make calls and send off SMS’s from those lovely bits of tech.

Iota reckons that $100 is a decent asking price for a Flex and then a monthly contract of around $40 would give you unlimited calling and texting thanks to a partnership with Simple Mobile.

The tech spec is:

  • Quad band GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • SIM card reader
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Near Field Communication
  • 3.5mm headset / mic jack
  • Micro USB charge port
  • 400 mAh battery

Would you opt in for a Flex?

Let me know below 🙂

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