Classic locket is getting a makeover here. Purple is a modern locket that features the same simplicity and elegance. At first sight, it looks like just ordinary locket, but actually it connects wirelessly to your social networks and is able to receive messages/images from your friends and family. In the middle of your busy world, you can pause for a minute, take a quick peek at what’s inside the locket and smile to see the pictures of people that you love. Yes, you probably say we have our smartphones, but locket gives you the sense of a simpler time, a memento of the past.
The design team has used our today’s technology to enhance the experience of carrying a keepsake. It’s not a piece of wearable technology but also an object that makes your interaction more meaningful.
Designer : Artefact Group
You can use Purple to give you notifications only from specific people that closest to you of your social networks. It can be connected to major source such as Instagram, Faceboo, Twitter, text messages but only centers to people that you pre-select. With simple gestures, you can easily browse from the locket, you can send photo messages to other people, letting them know that you’re thinking of them.
The goal of this project is not only to design and develop new device, but to create a new, meaningful experience. This approach means freedom to explore different kind of objects that we already have emotional connection with. Well, locket has been used as a token of remembrance, connection, and meaning since a century ago, this is why Purple stays true to its original purpose while providing you with the benefits of modern technology for a greater experience.