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Wakandan Bead Bracelets

Wakandan bead bracelets, also known as Wakandan tech bracelets, are advanced pieces of “invisible” Wakandan life-style technology. Its predecessor, the kimoyo card, an extremely powerful and versatile PDA comparable to the modern-day Stark Phone, was completely phased out in 1998 when it was replaced by the bead bracelets. The vibranium technology used in the bead bracelets is an upgraded form of what was present in the kimoyo cards.

The bead bracelets are modular devices that are completely customisable, and they are capable of holding up to twenty-five beads, excluding the prime bead. The function of each bead can be programmed to suit the needs of its wearer – examples of popular bead functions include AV holographic projecting, digital photography capturing, storing, and sharing, and text and voice messaging.

The prime bead that is placed at the centre of the bracelet differs visually from the rest of the beads, and its design is symbolic of its wearer’s social status or profession. The prime bead is given to all Wakandan children at the time of their birth, and it has only one function – the storage of vital medical records. The prime bead is the only bead whose data can be read via radio-frequency identification (RFID) scanners, making the information it holds accessible to medical professionals outside of Wakanda.

T’Challa’s Bracelet

The majority of T’Challa’s bead bracelet is constructed from the same black reverbium vibranium that composes the Panther Suit, whereas the prime bead is anti-metal vibranium, the same silver vibranium from which his claws were forged. With this, T’Challa’s bead bracelet is equally as durable as his armoured regalia, ensuring that it will not sustain damage in combat.

T’Challa’s bead bracelet is also a unique build – there exists no other pure vibranium bracelet construct within Wakanda. With pure Wakandan vibranium priced at $10,000 per gram, it is also the most expensive bead bracelet in Wakanda, with an estimated value of $1,200,000 when all twenty-five beads and the prime bead are worn.