USB devices are inherently annoying to me. If they aren’t misplaced and unable to be find, they are in some trying-too-hard-to-be-clever form like a Lego brick or humping dog. There is a gimmicky element to them for me and I often just flock to any of the various free USBs I’ve received as press kits at events for the past few years. I feel that LA designer Isaac Appiah agrees with me: he’s made a small collection of USB embedded accessories that delete the visual of a USB and makes it hard for you to lose it. He’s calling them Intelligent Accessories and they are just brilliant.
The pieces come in black and white and in necklace and bracelet forms. They too could come off as a gimmick but they look so sleek and sexy: they are something that you’d already want to wear anyway. The bracelet is like a more delicate and wearable Fuelband, one that is less preoccupied with being a tool than it is about being something good looking. The necklace has a similar feel but ismore intriguing since it hangs so geometrically, much like those architectural Marmol Radziner jewelry items.
These are obviously not for everyone. I’m not even sure if I would use this but I definitely could see someone like Lisbeth Salander in Girl With The Dragon Tattoo wearing this futuristic jewelry to keep some sort of technologic secrets in her wrist. They’re incredibly simple and could pass off as normal jewelry, which is the goal of any object that functions in multiple ways: it should look like it only has one function. With these items, you will never lose your data.
These accessories are a part of his line Vilnvixn which is all about disguising technology in minimalistic jewelry. We’re really into it. You can check out more of these accessories here and you should stop by Appiah’s website for more on him.