Pearl Studios and Neptune Computer Ink Strategic Partnership to Design Wearable Computing Products

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Pair of Passionate Disrupters Aim to Change Wearables Forever

Pearl Studios Inc. and Neptune Computer today announced a deal to partner on the design and development of a series of wearable computing products.

The deal brings together two strong players in the world of wearable technology. Neptune Computer’s flagship product, the Neptune Pine, generated considerable buzz in 2013 as the world’s first Android watch phone. Pearl Studios is an award winning brand and product consultancy, known for elegantly disruptive products, such as the Misfit SHINE, Singing Machine Home and 360Fly.

Mladen Barbaric, Founder and CEO of Pearl said, “We have an opportunity to profoundly improve how people communicate and interact. Simon’s vision is truly inspiring, and our team is very excited for the day we share Neptune’s next product, the fruit of our joint endeavor, with the public.”

“This partnership is a natural fit for both companies,” said Simon Tian, Founder of Neptune Computer. “We share a desire to change the status quo for the better with technology. Neptune could not have a better partner than Pearl Studios and I look forward to working with Mladen and his amazing team.”

Pearl’s work on the Misfit SHINE won worldwide media acclaim and major accolades including the Red Dot and A’ Design awards. Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, called Pearl, “some of the most savvy consumer product designers and engineers I've ever worked with.”

Neptune Computer received worldwide praise for the Neptune Pine smartwatch, which puts all the functions of a smartphone and more on the wrist. Neptune raised over $800,000 for the Pine via Kickstarter in December 2013, surpassing its $100,000 goal in just 27 hours. The company is now exploring the device’s enterprise applications.

About Pearl Studios
Pearl helps businesses design success. A boutique brand and product development firm headquartered in Montreal, the company is known for simple yet radical concepts, and uncompromising approach to design and engineering.

About Neptune Computer
Neptune Computer Inc. develops innovative products that aim to enrich customers' lives through the power of technology, superior design, and compelling value. The Neptune Pine smartwatch, to be soon to be released in March 2014, is the first of many consumer products to come. Based in Montreal, Canada, Neptune was founded by entrepreneur Simon Tian in 2012.

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