If you’re going to talk to yourself, you might as well remember what you’re saying. A new wearable wants to help you do just that. Meet the Senstone, a piece of jewelry that combines form and function, serving as a 21st century note-taking device. Because pen and paper are so last century.
Measuring 29mm in diameter, the Senstone is a pendant that records voice memos, organizes them, and then translates them into text. Think of it as a hands-free digital notepad. Whether you were just struck by inspiration or need to remember to set a date, the Senstone can help. Capable of being worn either as a bracelet or as a necklace, the modular design and various casings of the Senstone allow the piece to be integrated into practically any wardrobe.
To record, simply tap the device, and when you are done, the pendant will sync with your smartphone to file the memo. Your reminders will be organized either by location or self-assigned keywords. Do not worry — if your phone is not within reach when you are recording, the Senstone can locally store up to two hours of content and dump it into your phone and its companion app when you are back in range.
Capable of recording in seven languages, the coolest aspect of this wearable just might be its ability to translate your voice into text. Because as much as we may love the sound of our own voice, sometimes, it is easier just to take a quick peek at notes — especially when you did not have to take them yourself.
Senstone says it is still working on perfecting a few aspects of the wearable, like prompting the pendant to record with nothing more than a snap of your fingers. While the plan was originally to launch Senstone on Kickstarter in November, that date has now been pushed to January, with shipments expected to begin in the summer of 2017.
Article originally published in October. Updated on 11-28-2016: Added revised Kickstarter and shipment launch date.