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A mobile 'phone in the form of a flexible hoop about a metre in
circumference, normally carried rolled up and only able to receive. To
send texts, unroll and plug together the ends, which induces rigidity.
Texts are composed by a linear keypad and gradually scroll round the
before being sent. Received texts are displayed in
the same way. Can also be worn coiled about the arm like a boa or as a
necklace. Voice calls use hands-free only. The point is to relegate
texting to peripheral vision and retain the ability to look where you're
going. The keys are marked by braille-like bumps, so there is no need
to look while texting.
||While i'm sure it's possible to rebder the display virtually
transparent, the text would still be in the foreground and the
centre of the field of view. This would not be so with an annular
||//an annular device.// There is no way I'm wearing a
mobile phone _there_.
||Not even if it was on vibrate, [MB]?
||I think is is a magnificent idea, in specifics and general principle. Perghaps the phone could be powered/charged kinetically, with the wearer hula-hooping it round his or her neck while on the phone.
||//Can also be worn coiled about the arm like a boa or as a necklace// - it should writhe, sensually, when set to 'vibrate'.
||//it should writhe, sensually, when set to 'vibrate'//
enabled selectively by
caller-id. You wouldn't want it doing that for just