Will The Rufus Cuff Be Your Next Purchase?

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  1. Jeffrey

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    The Rufus Cuff is an advanced wearable device with a revolutionary new take on wrist real estate. With a beautiful 3.2-inch widescreen, radical design, and reimagined form factor, the Rufus Cuff ends the era of the watch and ushers in the Wrist Communicator.

    Rufus Labs, the company behind it, says its product "ends the era of the watch and ushers in the wrist communicator."

    According to Gabe Grifoni, co-founder and CEO of Rufus Labs, the wearable will appeal to many people -- especially millennials who want information at a flick of the wrist. "It's not just a glorified notification center, we eventually see everyone ditching their phones," he told USA Today about the difference between the Rufus Cuff and smartwatches. "This will replace the need for smartphones, wallets, watches, fitness trackers, everything."

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    Certainly is a bold statement, but I do appreciate his enthusiasm for his product.

    Will the Rufus Cuff replace your Smartphone and Wearables? A 3.2" display plus the case will probably be close to 4". 4" on my wrist doesn't sound comfortable. especially during the summer months.
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    You can pre-order yours [From $249.] now from the Rufus Store.

    The Specs
    TI Cortex A9 Processor
    Bluetooth 4.0
    3.2 inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
    GPS
    9-Axis Accel/Gyro/Compass
    Source: Rufus Labs
    Speaker
    Dual Microphones
    Front-facing Video Camera
    Vibration Alert
    16/32/64GB Storage
    1175 mAh Battery
    LED Alerts & Flash
    Android Kit Kat
    Multiple Language Support
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
    Spill & Splash Resistant
     
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    Nah. It can't do everything. I don't want to browse webpages, check and reply to email, watch vids, etc on a screen that small. My Note is a bit bigger than I'd like, 5.2 or so would be preferable, but other than something just for the gym, that thing won't do.
     
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    This will go nowhere quickly. It's too large to be practical.
     
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    I believe he is targeting the wrong crowd; he should be going for the adolescent group. They would probably find this "cool"...
     
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    I'm thinking this will be a very niche product at best. Doesn't appeal to me beyond the novelty factor.

    As others have said, the screen's a bit small for all the things I do on my phone and a bit huge for all the things I do on my watch.

    I like the idea of doing away with multiple devices/things, but I don't think this is the way to go. I like that my watch is "a glorified notification center". I spend good money on phones. My second phone with a 5.7" screen is on its way to me right now. I don't want to be doing those things on a smaller device. What I like about my watch Urbane is that it allows me to weed out less important notifications without digging out my phone. Inevitably, if I'm pulling the phone out to check a notification, even if I don't care about that one, I'll end up doing something else since the phone's already in my hand and unlocked.

    With my watch, I can quickly ignore less important notifications and continue interacting with those around me.

    Also, my Urbane is just about the right size for me for something on my wrist and I still manage to snag it on a doorway, desk, etc from time to time. That cuff would be smacking off of stuff all the time and there are plenty of situations where I'd think twice about wearing my watch and still do so that I KNOW I wouldn't strap this beast on.

    Can you imagine the tan lines!? o_O
     
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    /confused Is it April 1st already??
     
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    Reminds me of this. Kind of takes me back to my childhood.
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    This is a revolutionary idea!

    Or not...
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    That was my first thought.
     
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    I agree with @Jonny Kansas, definitely a niche product.
     
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