The Taiwanese company's beads include a chip synched with a smartphone app to track mantras

Taiwanese electronics company Acer has created Buddhist prayer beads that use technology to aid people in keeping track of their prayers.

The beads come equipped with a chip that connects to a smart phone application to display the number of times a mantra has been repeated. One full rotation of the beads in someone’s hands equals one mantra. While these beads may seem simple, The Verge points out that they have the potential to include features like electronic payments or potential discounts from Buddhist stores.

As of mid-March the beads will be available in Taiwan only at a price of $3,888 NTD or $132.78 USD.

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Taiwanese electronics company Acer has created Buddhist prayer beads that use technology to aid people in keeping track of their prayers.

The beads come equipped with a chip that connects to a smart phone application to display the number of times a mantra has been repeated. One full rotation of the beads in someone’s hands equals one mantra. While these beads may seem simple, The Verge points out that they have the potential to include features like electronic payments or potential discounts from Buddhist stores.