These Normal-Looking Kisai Link Bracelets Hide A Smart Notification System

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Tokyoflash has long been known for making the kind of watches geeks find amusing, with dials that require a couple of mental leaps in order to read the time, like they did with models like the Rorschach, Kisai 3D, and Neutron. This time around, they appear to be going the opposite route, creating smart bands that take geekiness out of the equation with the Kisai Link.

A line of Bluetooth bracelets, it steers clear of the boring silicone bands that have become the de facto design of this generation’s batch of wearable fitness and notification devices. Instead, the line consists of bracelets that actually look like regular bracelets, made from materials like leather, braided rayon, woven cotton, beads, stones, and more, similar to the kind of wrist ornamentation people have been wearing since time immemorial.

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The Kisai Link is a notification wrist band that lights up and vibrates whenever a notification comes in their phone. You can set which notifications to include from the accompanying app, as well as integrate it in your IFTTT recipes. Each one features Bluetooth 4.0, five vibration patterns, three colored LEDs, wireless charging (90 minutes for a full charge), and a battery that lasts up to five days. While they do look like regular bracelets, there’s a catch: there’s actually a small rectangular electronic component right by the band closure, which is designed to be obscured during wear by careful placement on the underside of the wrist.

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Available directly from Tokyoflash, the Kisai Link retails for $79.

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8 Responses

  1. Britanica

    When fashion meets tech, it is a win win! This is like a smart watch toned down the the basic needs of what it offers someone. I like the idea, specially because I am not always by my phone or looking at it. I always keep it on vibrate and sometimes I don’t feel it either.

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  2. william

    This is very cool, and definitely a partially-original product at best. Obviously as it stands, this is more geared towards women. I’ve been hard-pressed to come by many Mens bracelets that I’d ever consider wearing personally–beside gold ones of course, but those are really expensive, plus I love in a big city and don’t want to make myself a target or stand out. Honestly this reminds me of the features of my Pebble, and I absolutely love it! I can read my texts and emails, which is plenty! Just think, the more technology the shorter the battery. Smart-watches and comparable devices that have touch screens, mic features, and respond/typing capabilities burn through battery power much faster (sometimes in a matter of hours under consistent use). I think this is a cool concept, and the main leather band I could see as being unisex as seen above.

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  3. joan s

    I’m not sure about this thing. Please tell me it doesn’t BEEP! It vibrates and flashes – that’s enough.

    If your friends know you have something like this, they are just going to get mad at you. Not because they are jealous, but because you will have no excuses for ignoring them. After all, you’ve got a little pager on your arm to let you know about every single thing going on in your Eworld.

    We really are becoming overly obsessed with ourselves. People need to get out and go camping more often 🙂

    These would be cool for businesses like hospitals and restaurants so they can send a message to let you know your table is ready or your baby is about to arrive!

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  4. amy

    these are so pretty! it’s so smart, i’d never expect to see something like this on someone. are they waterproof though and beach-friendly? i definitely think they’re pretty stylish. so wait how does connectivity work though as far as range though? because commonly I’m losing connection with my bluetooth devices which sucks and can be really annoying

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  5. William

    You wouldn’t want it to beep Joan? Yeah I think that’s true and your kind of right. I get the sense when I’m just glancing at alerts on my smart-watch, let alone reading messages and notifications, that the person(s) I’m around get annoyed and or offended. It kind of sucks, because I thought it was meant to be discreet and not offend people, but ahwell thats society for you I guess. I find it much more practical to use at work to discreetly review important messages or emails for my other jobs, without getting in trouble from my boss.

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  6. michaela

    i love the vibrating beads idea–so cool! whats the string made out of that keeps them connected too? is this a waterproof product–the communicator and or the beads? i really love this and hope they sell them in different colors and make it available soon online and in local stores for convenience

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  7. Christin

    love your idea of doing more camping lol! but at the same time, would be nice to be able to check or at least be aware of important texts, emails, or Tinder alerts (lol) as needed! i like the beach-relaxed look of these, and definitely have a few different outfits in mind that would go great with both the bracelets, and the leather band.

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  8. army joe

    i saw a chick in the club with these last night, was pretty cool and lit up at least Blue and Red, i think. it’s definitely a stylish design, and i like how discreet it looks. this way too, it doesn’t bother or notify other people of your business if you’re just trying to keep track of something on your phone. can you actually track or get updates through other apps like a step-counter, etc. with one of these in terms of notification feature(s)? 90 minutes is a super convenient amount of time to charge, and that’s awesome that it lasts up to nearly a week! it was definitely built economically, and i don’t really see the need for a screen on this device. in fact, i think the whole idea of technology like this is to avert the need or distraction of a screen. i gotta admit and agree though 80 bucks is a lot to shell out for a technology that in my opinion doesn’t do ‘that’ much. but to each their own!

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