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article imageSmartphone-controlling wristband seeks Kickstarter funds

By Michael Thomas     Oct 3, 2013 in Technology
A new wristband using near field communication (NFC) technology to adjust smartphone volume levels is looking for Kickstarter backers.
The wristband, called the 13:56, was created by a group of Spanish university. The flexible gadget will allow users to silence alarms and adjust the volume on their smartphones without ever having to touch their phones. It's currently looking for funding, having reached 4,000 euros ($5,500 USD) of its 20,000-euro ($27,000) goal.
Once users download the 13:56 app, the wristband becomes a "big button," as 13:56 co-creator Guillermo Banderas told Mashable. Two tags can fulfill various functions depending on which program the smartphone is running. It can do anything from hitting the "snooze" button on an alarm to changing and lowering the volumes of songs playing.
The wristband also works through clothes, is waterproof and uses NFC in place of batteries, meaning it can last for a long time. Banderas says that the company chose to use rubber for the wristband to provide high durability.
Backers of the project can receive anything from company stickets to website thank-yous to a 13:56 wristband with a t-shirt.
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