Chicago – Bluetooth-speaker supplier Bem Wireless is launching a Bluetooth speaker that’s worn on the wrist and doubles as a hands-free speakerphone.
Bem’s $49 speaker band incorporates a speaker, microphone, spoken audio caller ID, answer button and compatibility with most voice-recognition apps. For music playback, it features play, pause, skip and reverse buttons. Its rechargeable battery delivers up to six hours of talk time.
The device is promoted as a safer alternative to searching through a purse or pocket for a phone, especially if the phone owner is driving.
The speaker band is available in six colors: black, white, blue, red, gray and green.
The device is available for preorder for a limited time on Prelaunch.com. Additional distribution details were unavailable.
Bem, formed in 2012, offers portable Bluetooth speakers, including a boombox-style portable Bluetooth speaker with integrated carrying handle.