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"One ring to rule them all...All your digital needs that it..the Token Ring

Morning! Sorry I couldn't resist the Lord of the Rings pun with this post.  Jewelry has a purpose and that's to accent your outfits, give it some flair right? Well this particular piece of jewelry has more than one purpose, and we all know that I'm here for wearable tech!  Now some of it is more tech than fashion and that can make it hard to appeal to the masses but the Token Ring seems to get it right. The Token ring seeks to make your digital life easier by taking the work out of some of the things you do daily.

Token will allow you to declutter your mind with the millions of passwords you have to remember, act as a means of payment instead of fumbling for your credit card, get you on your train to work by acting as a transit pass, and even start your car! Pretty cool right?  But how does it work?

When it comes to using Token for your passwords; it will use Web Authentication API.  Token is a member of the FIDO Alliance, which has been working with W3C to replace passwords with cryptographic authentication which will be supported across all browsers.  You'll be able to knock two times and log into your accounts with Token.

Can't keep up with your keys, it can help with that too.  Now if your car uses an actual physical, turning key then this won't work but if you've got push to start then you're able to use Token with the help of the Token CarLock, you have to send one of your keys in exchange to sync it with the car. Once you get it plug the CarLock into your car and two knock unlock your car, then you get in and start your car. These are just a couple of the features it seeks to streamline and handle for you!

Toke used in Car (Photo: Token)From the makers of Token "As consumers of the internet, we’ve become fatigued by the constant fear that our data and digital identity will be compromised by cybercriminals. And unfortunately, the problem is only getting worse. So many of the physical things we use to identify ourselves are being replaced by digital versions, which piles more credentials on top of the accounts we’re already struggling to keep secure."

The overall concept is great, I don't know how many times I've forgotten a password, or couldn't find my keys, on the fence about paying with it as I'm someone who hasn't even attempted to use Apple Pay.  I love the convenience but I always think that if there is someone who can create it, there is someone who can hack it you know? But technology in and of itself is about applying knowledge for practical purposes, and making things more convenient.   The Token is currently available for pre-sale and will ship in December of this year.  It comes in 3 finishes, Brushed, 14K Rose Gold, and Black Rhodium, it retails for $249. It's an investment so if you buy it I'm sure you'll have plans to use it.  It's currently only available in the US and the site says globally soon.  If you want to find out more or order yourself a next generation piece of jewelry go here -->


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