“Hydra Advanced Technology” and “Absolutely New” are two more brands working on developing of this device. They can even be embellished with stones and jewels, on request, but the price rises as well. Orb Company has recently come up with a very impressive device aimed towards permanently-busy professional women. The stunning gadget is in fact a Bluetooth system, available in two different versions.
Two types of model for this device, that is “Deluxe” and the “Standard”, both of them using the brand new concept of sound transmission, with bone-conductivity technology. The main difference between the “Standard” and the “Deluxe” versions is that the second one boasts a flexible OLED display on which the user is able to check out the calendar, eventual voice-to-text information and identify calls. Thus, the only thing you need to do is put the device on, and that’s sort of it. Moreover, as you finish your conversation, the headset can be converted into a ring and carried regularly on the hand. In terms of pricing, the Deluxe piece can be yours in exchange for $175, while the standard one costs $129.
With the deluxe version, you can simply glance at your ring to see the incoming message or the phone number of the caller. When wearing the ORB Bluetooth as a ring it will vibrate if you get a call, event reminder, or text message. To accept the call, you simply twist the ORB open and slip it over the ear. To decline a call, you can push the cancel button on the ORB Bluetooth device while it is still on your finger. There is also a button on the device that allows you to silence a call.
The deluxe edition includes a FOLED (Flexible Organic Light-Emitting Diode), screen that will give you caller ID and calendar reminders. The deluxe version is also planned to include voice to text ability, so that you can communicate easily without having to remove the ring from your finger. The ORB (Orbital Ring Bluetooth) is both a ring, and a wireless Bluetooth headset / earpiece. When not in use, the ORB Bluetooth can be worn as a finger ring, and when you need to use it as an earpiece you simply twist it open and place it on your ear.
The ORB Bluetooth headset works by using a new bone conducting technology that sends sound through the bone to the ear; this is actually a much more accurate way of hearing, and eliminates the discomfort of placing an earpiece inside the ear itself. When the ORB headset becomes available there will be many different sizes and styles to suit both men and women.
‘Hydra’ had originally stated that it planned to start selling the ORB Bluetooth headset in 2010. There is even talk of limited-edition models that will feature decorative gemstones and the price of these will depend on the gemstones used. Unfortunately, there is very little information as to when the ORB Bluetooth headset and ring will become available for purchase. ‘Hydra’ had originally planned on a release in early 2010, but two years later the world is still waiting, and there has been no new information released on ‘Hydra’s’ website for quite a while. They do have a ‘stay informed’ link where you can sign up to receive details and updates about their Bluetooth ORB Bluetooth jewellery, but unfortunately, the link takes you to a broken page.
As of Feb, 2016 the company still has not been responding to our emails and appears to no longer be in existence. The ORB may not be created by then, but perhaps one day another inventor will start a crowdfunding campaign and bring this awesome piece of technology to us.