We just got wind of the Ridgeline W200 Wrist PC, a strap-on, slapped-together, miniaturized piece of hardware that’s just aching to be worn to your next social bonanza. Its manufacturer is Glacier Computer, a company known for ruggedizing stuff and making technology more extremely extreme. The Ridgeline series of computers is intended mostly for use with vehicles; this is the first one that seems to be able to latch right onto your appendage. It’s got a case molded out of an awesome, super-durable, low weight reinforced magnesium alloy, so the whole thing weighs in at just 10.2 ounces. It’s got a touch screen; a dubious, but backlit, arrangement of keys; a hot-swap-ready battery pack; and support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS modules.
The Ridgeline W200 Wrist PC runs either Win CE or Linux, and the hardware can sense tilting and silence in order to control its state of operation. Bottom line is this: You can’t possibly be the coolest person you know unless you’re wearing a strap-on computer. Check this thing out on the Internet – we don’t have pricing specs yet, but we’re sure you’ll discover them.