Smartlet prototypes were 3D-printed, though production models probably won't be.
We can finally say the future is in the palm of our hands. Well, not actually in the palm, but just a little further up.
Denos Ventures is hoping to make its debut outing with a minimally designed crowdfunded iPhone accessory simply called the Smartlet. The colorful bracelet/cradle combo lets wearers anchor their iPhone close by on their wrist to create a DIY smartwatch of sorts. If you're thinking this sounds all too familiar, you'd be mistaken. While we already have access to plenty of accessories that let users strap an iPhone to the arm, the Smartlet puts the phone right on the wrist.
The Smartlet's official Web site bills it as being able to "turn your iPhone into the ultimate smartwatch," and goes as far to call it a case even though it actually only further exposes the expensive gadget to the elements and hard surfaces you might fling your arm against.
No special apparel required! Smartlet was designed to be worn with normal shirts and jackets.