With our smartphones practically ruling our lives nowadays, there are times where you may feel like you just want to step away and disconnect from everything. However, since we need our phones for so many different reasons, you still need something to be able to communicate but don’t want to deal with all the apps and junk that smartphones have.
The Monohm Runcible is a new device which is described as “A smart pocket watch for the post-smartphone era”. Essentially what the Runcible does is provide an easy way to keep connected, while not worrying about a million different things happening on your device all at once.
The Runcible features a round display, with a wooden backing and a camera in the center of the back. As for other ports, there’s a USB 2.0 port, and an auxiliary port to connect the Runcible to some speakers. As for the rest of what’s hidden behind this smart pocket watch, here’s the list of specs:
Monohm Runcible Specs:
- 2.5-inch 640×640 round display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Storage
- 7MP rear-camera
Part of what makes the Runcible interesting is that it runs a modified version of Android, named BuniOS, and one that may bring us closer to a primarily web based experience on our mobile devices. Naturally, you can still run applications (APK files) with this device, but it focuses on the use of Web Apps with a Chromium base layer.
Currently the Monohm Runcible is in early adopter stage, with two different options being available on IndieGogo. The Runcible Lovelace will run you $499 plus shipping, while the Runcible Babbage will only run you $399. The company is expecting the Runcible to ship in September, provided that funding is reached. At this time, with 76 backers, Monohm has raised almost $30,000 of its $250,000 goal.
Be sure to head over to IndieGogo and check it out, and see something completely different from a connected device.