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Rufus Cuff Is The Phablet Of Smartwatches

Most smartwatch models sold in the market today have displays that are less than 2 inches. This is pretty much the standard size since these devices are worn on the wrist. Rufus Labs on the other hand wants to break free from then normal smartwatch size by offering one with a 3 inch display. The device is called the Rufus Cuff and it can do more than just tell the time or show you a caller ID.

Rufus Cuff

The Rufus Cuff is describes as the world’s first wrist communicator. It’s like strapping a full-fledged smartphone on your wrist since it comes with features found in any Android smartphone such as the ability to browse the web, send messages, place calls, and run full apps from the Google Play store.

Technical Specifications

  • Texas Instruments Cortex A8 processor
  • 3-inch TFT Capacitive touchscreen
  • 400×320 QVGA resolution
  • front facing video camera
  • 16GB storage
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Accelerometer, 6-axis gyroscope
  • Speaker and Microphone
  • Vibration alert
  • LED alerts and Flash
  • Multi language support
  • 1000mAh rechargeable battery
  • Spill and splash resistant

The device slides into a wristband and can be worn either on top or below the wrist whichever style a person prefers. When worn on the top it allows for easy access of the device and when worn on the underside it keeps messages and notifications more discreet.

Rufus Labs has spent more than a year working on the Rufus Cuff and right now the company is running a campaign over at Indiegogo to fund the completion of the device.  The goal is to raise $250,000 and with 33 more days left in the campaign period $31,139 has already been raised.

This device is still in its conceptual stage and it may take a few more months before a working prototype will be released. When released it will sport a skinned Android interface that brings memories of Star Trek and it will have access to the Google Play store.

If you wish to support his product a $229 donation allows you to own a Rufus Cuff which is expected to ship out this coming September.

via indiegogo

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  1. It should be scratch resistant, in my opinion. We already have gorilla glass on smartphones so it’s not far-fetched to have the same on this one.

  2. Is the screen scratch-resistant? They should have considered this especially that smartwatches are more exposed to elements and scratches.

  3. 3 inches? That’s almost a small phone. Not happening. But the user interface looks good. I give them that.

  4. Agreed! I wouldn’t wear anything that big on my wrist! I don’t even wear a watch anymore. Who needs them when you own a smartphone? Tan lines! Nice one.

  5. To be honest, I can not wait to see people walking around with this, Google’s smartwatch, Glass, and their Nexus 5’s. Talk about a new stereotype. 😛

  6. Wow. Thats too big and the specs aren’t great. Price point puts it inline with a new iPhone strapped to my wrist. Can’t wait to see the funky tan lines on that!

  7. 3 inch smartwatch is a bit to huge, unless you don’t mind looking like someone out of a Sci-Fi movie! 🙂

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