Contactless payment has been around for a while now thanks to NFC-enabled bank and transport cards or apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay via your smartphones, but renowned designer Philippe Starck wasn’t satisfied with the status quo, and so he designed the all-new AEKLYS: a ring that stores all cards into one device you can wear.
From credit and debit cards or transport passes to even your personal business card information, the AEKLYS ring can store all of, allowing you to make contactless payments or send information simply by a tap on the ring before waving it in front of whatever sensor you’re presented with. It’ll even work without any smartphone nearby or network available and automatically updates its software. There’s no battery either, so you won’t have to worry about charging it.
Of course, with all your cards saved onto one device, STARCK has also ensured that the ring is extremely secure, using technologies like an instant deactivation system to fight against theft or a Wave Control device to avoid fraudulent use.
“The elegance of human evolution must follow the scenario of dematerialization,” says the Starck. “We need less material, less products and more intelligence, more power.”
Though it’s currently only available in France, the AEKLYS ring is now available over on STARCK’s website for €250 EUR, or roughly $295 USD.
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