Rufus Cuff now available to pre-order... the smartphone you wear on your wrist

Massive wrists at the ready

We've featured the Rufus Cuff a couple of times on Wareable in the past. The first time was in a feature titled Worse for wear: The worst wearable crowdfunding campaignsand the second in one named WTF wearables.

Harsh? Maybe - but take a look at the thing, it's a monster.

Anyways, and on to the news in hand and the aptly named Cuff is now available to pre-order for a cool $299. That's not a bad price for a smartphone on your wrist. Until, of course, you consider that it's a smartphone with a 2009 spec sheet. And one without a SIM card slot.

It has a a 400 x 240 3.2-inch screen, a 640 x 480 front-facing camera, runs Android KitKat and is powered by a TI Cortex A9 Processor. Exactly.

But it's not really about the specs, it's about the experience.

Given that units still haven't shipped to backers of its successful Indiegogo campaign from two years ago though - we're not holding out much hope that it's going to be all that impressive.

But maybe we're being too critical. Maybe this is a game-changing smartwatch, rather than a duff smartphone. Maybe.

If you want to take the chance you can order right now for $299. It comes in blue, black and white. Shipping is expected to begin in July. The first people tp get Cuff'd up will be the early adopters who backed on Kickstarter.


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  • Nischit·

    I think it's not as practical as a real phone

    It isn't even a style statement like some smartwatches 

    Which begs the question, is it really going to work?? 

  • TheDoc·

    Three and a half years (3 1/2 years) since I placed my money on the crowdfunded product, The Rufus Cuff, and they have the audacity to lie to me (and most likely all of your backers) when they told me (and I quote "A member of Team Rufus will get back to you shortly. Have a great day!". They sent me that on October 26th, 34 days ago. 34 days!. The Rufus Cuff is now a product that is, to all extents, useless to all concerned, being that better and more modern items have already come out which are also less expensive. I can only request a refund of all the money that I threw away on this (apparently never to be item) that is archaic at best and useless at worst. SO I have asked the "Rufus Cuff Team" to please either send me a total refund or send me a product. I have even told them that if they Don't have the testicular fortitude to do either, then to please send me a REAL date that I will receive the Rufus Cuff!!! I am not holding my breath.  2 1/2 years is enough time holding my breath.