Are you a meditator who’s tired of counting mantras the old-fashioned way—with your own mind? Then keep an eye out for Leap Beads, the Buddhist mala and Bluetooth app from Taiwanese electronics company Acer that was released exclusively to Buddhist organizations on the island earlier this year. A sensor in this smart mala counts how many beads pass through your fingers and displays the tally in an app on your phone, letting you focus on the mantra instead of the math. Make sure to sync the app to your social networks, especially if you want to broadcast your prayers to thousands of your closest friends.

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