Many people around the world would like nothing more than to keep an eye on the Bitcoin price at any time of any day. However, that is not always possible, as people need to work and sleep as well, every now and then. Real Coin Tickers has come up with a creative solution to solve this problem, with their recently launched Tixie, a physical Bitcoin price ticker.
Meet Tixie, Your Alarm Clock Companion
It has to be said, the Tixie physical Bitcoin price ticker created by Real Coin Tickers looks quite stunning. Although the images provided to us only showcase the prototype, the device itself wouldn’t look out of place in anyone’s bedroom or living room. Rather than checking the Bitcoin price on a computer or mobile device all the time, why not put it somewhere you can see it at any time?
In fact, a lot of people are eyeing the Bitcoin price closely throughout the day. This stems forth from the idea many people have to label Bitcoin as an investment vehicle, rather than to use it as a proper currency. Stand-alone applications and websites displaying the Bitcoin price can only grasp the imagination for so long and a physical device seems to be a proper solution.
What makes Tixie stand out from most other prototypes is the sheer elegance of the device itself. Solutions like these have to be pleasing on the eye, especially when trying to address a mainstream audience with it. Real Coin Tickers have done a great job in that department, and they have even added ambient light, to boot.
But tracking the Bitcoin price at all times is not the only thing making Tixie so interesting. Additional features have been integrated into the device as well, including displaying the local temperature, the current time, and the user’s Bitcoin account balance. All of these features combined make Tixie a versatile device, that offers features anyone in the world can appreciate.
As you may have guessed by now, the main objective of creating Tixie is to bring digital currency to a mainstream audience. Customizing the displayed information on the device can be done through the mobile companion app. As the device uses Wi-Fi connectivity, any changes made will automatically be visible on the display as long as the internet connection is active.
For those users wanting to change things the old school way, Tixie features three touch buttons at the top which can be used to change the ambient light and currency units. But that is not all, as every Tixie is equipped with two USB ports to charge phones and other mobile devices with. Adding these USB ports to such a versatile device is a great way to reach a large audience around the world.
Future Features Announced
Even though the Tixie is still in the prototype stage for now, the Real Coin Tickers team has announced some of the features users can expect in the future. Perhaps the most interesting addition will be an option to purchase Bitcoin directly through the mobile companion app. Real Coin Tickers is planning to partner with an exchange that accepts credit card payments shortly.
At the time of writing, Tixie had an existing partnership with Bitconnect, which acts as a free service to guide people throughout the world of Bitcoin and digital currency. This partnership may prove to be invaluable when attempting to reach a global audience with Tixie, as most people still have no idea what Bitcoin is all about.
Mass production of Tixie will require additional funding and the Real Coin Tickers team is planning to somehow achieve that goal. At this time, it looks like the company is looking to host a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo later this year. More information will be revealed as we get closer to the starting date of this campaign.
Source: Press Release via Email
Images courtesy of Shutterstock, Tixie