BeanBeam Pinto offers wireless storage in a wearable wristband
A new device has caught our eye as it is a new concept trying to break into the wearables market that is currently flooded with smartwatches and fitness bands. BeanBeam has discovered a new application for wireless Bluetooth communication in the form of wrist-worn storage. This US-based startup is preparing to launch a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo to bring its waterproof Bluetooth storage wristband, Pinto, to market.
The main feature of the device is the fact that it allows users to carry their files on their wrist, and requires no USB Plug or internet connection to access stored files in addition to offering password protection. It lets its wearer securely and conveniently stores their files and the creators are pitching it as “having your own personal cloud” on your wrist.
The device will be available in two configurations, 32 or 64 GB, which is enough for many casual storage needs. It will be compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices, perhaps with the aid of an accompanying app, and even offers wireless charging through a charging pad that is designed so that wearers can rest their wrists on it while working on a computer, meaning that they have the option of charging the device without removing it.
“This is a something we have dedicated a huge amount of time to and that we feel incredibly passionate about,” a BeanBeam spokesperson said.
“Pinto is truly a better and more secure way of storing important files. It can be kept on the wrist 24 hours a day. How much more secure can something get? The technology is very exciting and we think people are going to really love Pinto, for all the best reasons.”
By taking wires and ports away from the traditional physical storage solutions and giving the device a wrist worn design, the creators aim to turn its product into a convenient physical alternative to cloud storage. Since it is a new concept, Pinto stands a big chance of becoming the gadget of interest for tech enthusiasts. However, there is currently no information on expected pricing or when the product will be available if the funding campaign is successful. You can register your interest on the company’s website right now, which promises a 10% discount on your crowdfunding pledge.