Bem Wireless Speaker Band is a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist
Forget about owning a smartwatch, activity tracker, or sports band, because now you can own a speaker band.
That's right, it's a Bluetooth speaker for your wrist. Bem Wireless is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it has unveiled a wrist-wearable, soft-touch speaker called Speaker Band. It will connect to any Bluetooth-supported device, such as an iPhone or Android handset.
As well as letting you play, pause or skip through music tracks, Speaker Band will enable you answer phone calls, talk through a built-in microphone, and see who's calling via a caller ID function. It also boasts a built-in battery that charges via a micro-USB cable and provides up to six hours of talk time.
Other noteworthy features include multifunction buttons, LED indicators, and various colour options. The Speaker Band is available in black, white, blue, red, gray, or green and will cost just $49.99 (£30). It is expected to begin shipping at the end of January.
We're live at CES 2014, so we'll try to get more information on pricing and availability for the Speaker Band in Europe and elsewhere if we have the chance.