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Jukely Makes Going to Concerts Seamless

Jukely is a fascinating concept that’s going to change the concert/music industry in the metropolitan areas. Jukely allows subscribers to go to as many music shows as you want for $25 a month.

The UI is dead simple to use. You navigate left and right to see the list of shows and the selected artist’s music video starts playing on the right. Once you find the show you want to see, you grab a pass. That’s it. You can even connect to services like Rdio, Spotify, and SoundCloud to get personalized recommendations on upcoming shows. This is also such a great way to discover and experience live music that would have been missed otherwise.

This seamless experience of not needing to think about purchasing a ticket and when to go is what they are trying to sell it seems — just as CDs progressed into MP3s and then into unlimited cloud streaming service. I would love to see this innovation move further into ticketing experience as well. Rather than having your physical or digital ticket scanned one at a time, you simply walk into the concert with your smartphone — similar to how you can purchase a product at the Apple Store with their mobile app and walk out after it’s been purchased.

I’m quite curious to see how they are or plan on dealing with users distributing screenshots of the ticket to others. Will they be checking IDs? Or whether you’ll be able to hand out a limited number of tickets to your friends if you are not able to go to many shows in a given month for whatever reason. I will share my thoughts here after my hands-on experience.

The concert matchmaking interface makes it easier for you to find your “date" via Facebook.

via Jukely

mAh to Hours

There is something magical about turning complicated battery capacity ratings measured in mAh into number of hours, which is much simpler to understand. Knowing that mobile devices consume varying amounts of power at different rates, this idea would be difficult to implement unless it was marketed for two of the most popular smartphones such as Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. Regardless, the idea of framing a product with time instead of technical language is quite brilliant.

Update: I found a similar concept being used for a flash drive called Gigs 2 Go. Treating storage as a disposable medium instead. Immediate, simple, cheap and small, instead of slow, permanent, expensive and bulky. Certainly an example of how perception towards data storage has changed over the years.

NECLUMI Projection-Mapped Necklace

NECLUMI, a projection-mapped necklace reacts to body movement and sound. This wearable device opens up the possibility of deeper social interactions happening in low-light environments such as subway, bar and event venue where small artifacts such as necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are hard to see in dark. In its essence, this is a more tasteful form of rave accessories.