In Brief

BOx uses traditional design and a smart chip to change the way the bottle opener works

The team behind Bottle Opener X (BOx for short) wants to add smarter component to the standard bottle opener. First, the team used solid wood and stainless steel to create a new design that departs from the average opener.

To make things even more interesting, the BOx team outfitted the opener with a smart chip. By opening an app, users can create different settings that tell BOx when to send messages to friends. A user can, for example, integrate the app with Facebook Messenger; each time the user opens a bottle, their friends get a message. The app also keeps track of how many bottles the user has opened—and will warn users when they shouldn’t drive.

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