Runcible “intelligent object”: hands-on (Video)
Apple’s event today, which brought us both a new MacBook and release information for the Apple Watch, may be the bookend that marks the conclusion of our heady week of MWC action, but just because we’re settling back to post-expo life doesn’t mean we’re quite done sharing everything from the conference with you. Over the weekend we published a few more videos of things we got to take a look at in Barcelona, and now we’d like to draw your attention to a couple of those, starting with the Runcible smart… thingy.
At least, the Runcible isn’t a smartphone nor a wearable, but its own breed of connected gadget. The Firefox OS-based medallion packs a camera and has a 4G-capable cellular radio, but it sure doesn’t look much like any Firefox OS phone with which we’re already familiar.
Software was still in an early development state when we got to play with the Runcible, but it was clear to see some of manufacturer Monohm’s vision for how it intends us to interact with its product, supporting extensive touch controls and offering some interesting takes on a notification UI.
Runcible will charge wirelessly and support a number of official ad-ons via its hardware expansion port. Full release details will have to wait for its commercial debut later this year, but it sounds like pricing could be a little on the expensive side, with Monohm drawing comparisons to what you might pay for a high-end smartphone.