The sacred morning cup of joe is a time-honored tradition that will pretty much never go away. But sometimes, there isn’t any left at home, and all the time, that Starbucks is wildly long and equally as infuriating.
Made from durable silicon material, the Joule bracelet provides users with a steady stream of the oh-so-lovable miracle chemical that is caffeine. But instead of that foreign coffee most get from their local cafe (and by local, I mean pretentiously expensive), Joule has a slot for a caffeine and vitamin patch that administered transdermally over the course of four hours.
With the skin serving as an effective filter, it slows the absorption of caffeine so that a more controlled release that can help with everything from late night studying to avoiding the dreaded 3 ‘o clock crash. Each pink, blue, or black bracelet goes for $29 and comes with a month’s supply of patches. Backers can expect their very own in July 2016 should its $15,000 see success by March 8th, 2016.
The Joule is a novel product with a decidedly infomercial-like appeal. There will be those who doubt its effectiveness but there’s no reason to think something like this wouldn’t work when nicotine patches are a thing. But, the form factor may put some off regardless. A more traditional caffeine fix can be had no matter where one may be with the Sippy instead.