Wearable Patents Take Off


The other devices from Orang-Otang Computers sound more like they should be worn by characters from the “Star Trek” movies: a phone that fits under a shirt sleeve and slides into the palm with a flick of the hand, a digital audio recorder for the wrist that hides in a shirt when not in use. There’s also a wearable laptop and a wearable camera.

But while it all might sound like monkey business, Orang-Otang has found a marketplace for some of its earlier patented inventions. They include the Peel-It, a device that fits a PDA (personal digital assistant) onto a swiveling platform that’s worn around a wrist. The Peel-It, which costs about $50, has been sold on eBay and Yahoo auctions.

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