Do you agree that it’s much easier to click a button or twist a dial to control something vs. grabbing your phone, unlocking it, and navigating to an app or setting? If you nodded your head to that question, then you’ll be as interested in the O6 from Fingertips Lab as I am.
What is the O6? It’s a small “eyes-free” controller that pairs with an iOS device via Bluetooth and uses an app to turn your apps into “radio stations” that you can listen to and interact with.
Why is it called O6? That’s what I wondered about too, so I asked and was told:
Operating System is abbreviated as OS. O6 is a new operating system that intends to be your 6th sense Operating System, hence the name O6. O6 does not need any visual attention or speech to operate. Our technology uses sophisticated algorithms to provide a seamless, discreet experience.
Using O6, you can have your emails, news, tweets, etc read aloud to you. But it doesn’t stop there, in addition to hearing your emails, and other content, you can respond to emails, texts, and more without touching your phone. This means you’ll be safer while driving and can keep your eyes exactly where they need to be, which is on the road.
The O6 device has an aluminum shell and features a button and a dial for easy navigation through your apps and music while driving, walking, cycling and more.
The O6 is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts 5-7 days per charge.
Currently, the O6 is only compatible with iOS devices, as far as interacting with all the various apps. But, there is limited Android functionality that will allow it to Play/Pause, change tracks, and change volume for your favorite music, podcasts, and audiobook apps. Full Android support will be coming in the future.
You can order the O6 for $99 from www.o6app.com.