1. austinkli's Avatar
    Well it's getting closer, I posted about this a while back but couldn't find the thread.

    This is taken directly from the Hybra Website

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What exactly is the O.R.B.? A ring or a headset?

    A. Both, actually! The O.R.B. is a "digitset" that transforms from a ring with a simple twist to become a headset worn on the ear that is capable of hands-free calling. Incorporating NXT technology the O.R.B. provides high quality bone conduction audio without the discomfort of placing a device inside the ear. A Deluxe edition also features an E-Ink display for caller ID, text messaging, and calendar reminders.

    Q.How do I change it from my finger to my ear?

    A. To use the ring as a headset, you simply remove it from the finger and open at a hinged joint. The ring (now headset) is placed over the upper ear between ear and side of head. The receiver end of the headset rests just above the jawbone and utilizes dual speaker "voice annihilation" DSP technology. The transmit exciter transducer rests just behind the outer ear.

    Q.What kind of communications can I send/receive when the O.R.B. is in the "ring" position?

    A. The ring vibrates, through surface excitation "vibration tones", to alert user a call is received or a meeting is scheduled. The user can glance down at the finger and see a horizontal streaming message of caller I.D. or meeting schedules. When not in use the ring serves as a time device/alarm clock. If the user would like to silence a call he/she can simply touch a button on the band.

    Q. What are some of the additional uses for the charging base?

    A. The home charging base has two options; a charger/storage location and/or amplified speaker for alarms and preplanned reminders synced through the O.R.B. to the attached handset. The user sets his or her mobile handset to desired wake time and places the ring on the charging base. When the ring is signaled to vibrate (same as meeting alert or incoming call) the amplified speaker is activated. The user can stop the alarm two ways. First, the user can pick the ring off the charging base and return it to the base to activate the snooze option and the user can completely remove the ring form the base to cancel the alarm. The base includes a wrap around blue LED light to indicate the ring is on the base and charging. The alarm speaker is located on the top surface of the charging post. Note the contact surfaces match the + and - charging surfaces on the ring.

    Q. Is the O.R.B. waterproof?

    A. Yes it is. The O.R.B. features military spec seals and gaskets.

    Q. What are the specific ring sizes that are associated with the small, medium, large and extra large O.R.B. sizes?

    A. The O.R.B. is available in both men's and women's sizes. The small fits ring sizes 4-6, the medium fits ring sizes 7-9, the large fits ring sizes 10-12 and the extra large fits ring sizes 13-16. All of the sizes have an expansion hinge, spring prongs and adjustable adhesive soft pads on the interior edge which lend to a secure and comfortable fit both on the finger/thumb as well as the ear.

    Q.When is the official launch date for the O.R.B.? How much does it cost?

    A. The base model O.R.B. is scheduled to launch in 4th Quarter 2010 carrying a suggested retail price of USD$129, while the Deluxe edition at a price of USD$175. The Limited edition designer models will have their price based on the value of the gemstones incorporated into the device.

    Q. Where will I be able to purchase one?

    A. Distributers to be announced.
    Hybra Advance Technology :: The O.R.B.

    So let me get this straight, we've got a bluetooth ear piece that becomes a ring so no more giant bluetooth earpieces inconveniently in my pocket, it vibrates, displays caller ID, text messages, can double as a watch and alarm, is water proof, uses top of the line sound technology as good or better than blue ant or jawbone, and really doesn't look gaudy?

    I can not wait.

    I'd post the pics but can't from work. If someone would like to post the images that'd be great.
    04-02-10 04:24 PM
  2. Jedi_Blackberry's Avatar
    Looking at the pic of the device on the ladies ear.....that is one big ring to be wearing on a finger.
    04-02-10 04:31 PM
  3. austinkli's Avatar
    Looking at the pic of the device on the ladies ear.....that is one big ring to be wearing on a finger.
    They come on all sizes, I think it'll be a bit larger than your traditional wedding band, but not too big and bulky.
    04-02-10 04:50 PM