Here’s an interesting gadget, perhaps the humble pin-back button‘s futuristic big brother, the Beam Authentic programmable LED Button features a 400×400 AMOLED display that you can broadcast designs, gifs and messages to in real time with your smartphone via bluetooth. Featuring a 24 hour battery life, this evolution of the custom button may catch on.
The Beam Authentic display also includes a panic button feature, which will automatically send a text message and GPS coordinates to an emergency contact when pressed for 10 seconds.
Its price tag is steep however, at $99 this isn’t a casual merch item. Beam Authentic seems to be targeting a young, progressive and socially conscious audience, and they may find takers at this price.
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