The Shell smartwatch doubles as a phone and you can charge it with your hands

What do you say to that, 4G Apple Watch?
12 January 2018

If smartwatches began as accessories to your phone, the endgame is for them to become standalone, do-it-all alternatives. The Series 3 Apple Watch with 4G is - with a few caveats - already surfing that wave, and a new wearable called Shell is going to join it. Soon to be funding on Indiegogo, it’s a fairly basic-looking smartwatch on the surface, but 4G connectivity means you can use it as a phone too. There are two metal wings that fold out from under the watch face, with one acting as a microphone and the other a speaker. It looks more like a Batman gadget than a smartphone, but it’s a practical alternative to bellowing at your wrist. Battery flat? Shell’s mini-generator module allows you to resurrect it in emergencies using energy generated by your own hands. There’s even a 12MP 360-degree camera, because why the hell not? The campaign is due to go live later this month.