BEAM Authentic (BEAM) is a self-expression platform that stimulates values based conversation in the real world and online, connecting people around shared interests, positive intentions, and social impact to make the world a better place. BEAM with pride to support a cause close to your heart. Share political points of view, offer inspiration, support your favorite team, or even just express your current mood to the whole world!
This is really a genius idea! I am always wanting people to know what mood I am in before they speak so this could help me 🙂
The button is available in black or white. It measures two inches in diameter, by 0.4-inches thick – a little thinner than the Apple Watch. There’s a relatively thick surround, so the display itself measures 1.4 inches in diameter. The plastic surround is glossy on the front, matt on the rear. The rear of the badge has a metal plate with the Beam logo. There are two buttons: a power button at the 10-o’clock position, and a combined function/panic button at 3-o’clock. Finally, there’s a microUSB charging port at the 6-o’clock position.
Beam lets you display a photo or static graphic, a GIF or a slideshow of all the images stored in it. For slideshows, you can choose the interval from a range of options from 5 seconds to 2 hours plus can store up to 100 images at any one time! There are plenty of different ways to create your badges, you can see what other people have created in a refreshable feed and use them or you can tap the Create icon (a paintbrush) to choose between a variety of different sources to create your own.
The device includes panic-button functionality, which transmits a map link to your location and a default message to up to four different people. The panic button feature is off by default, but to enable it you toggle it in the app and are then prompted to enter your name, your default message and then select up to four mobile numbers from your contacts. To activate it, you hold the function button in for 10 seconds. The badge will flash red for three seconds to confirm activation, and will flash green when the message has been delivered.
BEAM will cost you $99 but it is a great way to express yourself and would even be a perfect gift for a birthday boy or girl!