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We’re Getting Closer To Leaving Home Without Phones, And This Thing Is The Key

We’re Getting Closer To Leaving Home Without Phones, And This Thing Is The Key

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pebble-core_us_574316dce4b00e09e89f8319?Most adults own a smartphone. Many say they couldn’t live without one.

But wouldn’t it be awesome if we weren’t so dependent on carrying these devices around all the time?

A new product from Pebble might be the solution we’re looking for. It’s called the Pebble Core, and the company announced Tuesday that it will seek funding for the device via Kickstarter.

“I’m not saying the Core is trying to replace the phone, but there’s a time and a place for leaving the house without your phone,” Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble, told The Huffington Post in a recent interview.

The Core is a little black square that will be able to snap onto clothing, slide into a pocket or attach to a keychain. Migicovsky says it will have a 3G Internet connection and include GPS tracking.

“It’s like a tiny little Android computer without a screen,” Migicovsky told HuffPost. 

The Core has a specific purpose. Out of the box, it’ll let you listen to Spotify music without your phone and allow you to sync GPS data with certain running apps. It’s meant for people who exercise outside and may not want to lug their phones with them. A little button on the right side of the device will let you send an emergency text message with your location — in case you’re worried about leaving home without your phone — while a main button in the middle lets you skip around your playlist.

While the Spotify functionality might remind you a bit of the Mighty — another small, square Kickstarter device — Pebble Core’s more exciting for what it might do in the future. Migicovsky said the device is entirely hackable, so developers will be able to invent new uses for its programmable buttons. For example, you could set the button to order a cab (or a pizza) to your current location. read more at huffingtonpost.com