The biggest problem with wearable tech is its size and weight, says CEO of iO5.
I5 CEO Alex Trewavas speaks at the CES event in Las Vegas on January 15, 2018.
The company says its product, which sells for about $1,500, is “designed for use by business users who work from home or work remotely.”
The device features a 3.5-inch display that displays notifications and information on the wearer’s head, with the front facing camera.
The device has a touch pad and microphone.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn a I5 headset while doing my day job and heard the same annoying pop, click, and crackle as before.
That sounds like a good fit for an app like Slack.
Slack, for example, uses a headset with built-in speakers and microphone to send notifications to users, but the company also offers a custom app that can be installed onto an I5 device to send out notifications that are automatically edited and formatted by the I5 app.
Trewvas says he expects I5 to offer the same functionality for users in the future, but for now, he’s focused on the device’s size and price.
“If you can fit it in your pocket, I would say yes,” he says.
The I5 is already on sale on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.