AEKLYS By Philippe Starck Replaces All Your Cards With One Touchless Payment Ring
Renowned French designer Philippe Starck, after more than four years of research and development, has recently launched AEKLYS by Starck. AEKLYS is an intelligent ring that connects users with their environment.
The futuristic project was implemented in collaboration with French start-up Icare technologies. Speaking about the idea and inspiration behind the design, Philippe Starck said that current and future designs should keep in touch with the rapid pace of human evolution and provide designs to meet the ever-changing human needs.
As we evolve, humans are more likely to want to use fewer products and materials, while having more power, intelligence, and control over devices and technology.
AEKLYS by Starck incorporates this ever-evolving need for minimalistic technology, by
Creating a design solution that involves the concept of replacing your payment cards, transportation tickets, business cards, and contactless identification devices into one piece of wearable technology — a ring.
The AEKLYS ring is super impressive, giving users the functionality of easily paying for things, taking the metro, and identifying yourself without the need for extra paper or plastic, just with one ring. Its patented unique technology and its ultra-ergonomic minimal design ensure that the ring features constantly evolving uses that provide you with augmented freedom and security.
The ring is so small, yet provides so much power and control. According to Philippe Starck, the possibilities of AEKLYS by Starck is endless. The only limit is our imagination.’
- date publishedNovember 5, 2020
- original sourceDesign Boom