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This Wearable Tech Will Have You Saying 'Open Sesame' on the T

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Ever feel like you want to punch an MBTA turnstile? With Sesame Ring, you kind of can. This wearable technology accessory was crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, and is now preparing to ship an initial batch of 1,00 rings to customers. The $25 3D printed ring stores your CharlieCard information on it, making that T pass in the bottom of your bag obsolete, and comes in standard ring sizing for a snug fit. The customizable design is also element-proof, protecting it during outdoor workouts in miserable weather. Titled Ring Theory and founded by a group from MIT, the start-up hopes to continue improving its design with feedback from early adopters—and luckily has support from the MBTA itself.
· MBTA 'Sesame Rings' Are Shipping Out to Customers [Boston Magazine]
· Ring Theory [Official Site]