Ring Zero lets you control lights and music just by lifting a finger

It's kind of like having a magic wand.

 

Taylor Hatmaker

Tech

Published Mar 19, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 6:47 am CDT

Okay, so maybe we’re a little drunk on power at the moment, but the idea of a smart ring capable of controlling everything around you is undoubtedly really cool. We just checked in with the newly-renamed Ring Zero, a smart ring that can do a whole host of futuristic tasks via gesture controls and a tiny touch sensor.

We checked out the tiny wearable at CES this year, and the demo experience appears to be coming along nicely. During our second demo, at South by Southwest, we were able to pull off a few cool new tricks—in addition to taking a requisite selfie—like using the ring’s gesture magic to dim a lamp and control the volume on a wireless speaker. 

The Ring Zero, made by a company called Logbar, will be offered in matte black and “shiny white” in three size options. The device, currently available for pre-order through Amazon for $150, is set to ship on April 30. 

It’s not a small price to pay, but it’s definitely a neat design, and it points to a future in which wearable devices make our lives feel like sci-fi. Now if only we could afford it.

Photo via Logbar

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*First Published: Mar 19, 2015, 7:42 am CDT