According to a Black Panther mystery box, the Kimoyo beads are pieces of advanced communication technology adapted by the Wakandans from Vibranium. The prime bead provides a lifetimes worth of medical knowledge and is given to the individual at birth, additional beads are added for serving various digital purposes.
The Kimoyo Beads are specially crafted to serve a multitude of purposes in accordance to what the wearer needs. Different Beads have been shown capable of capturing and projecting holographic images and recordings. Their Vibranium composition allows them to be used for bedical purposes, such as stabilizing the condition of a wounded Everett Ross. The Kimoyo Beads have also been shown to control various types of Wakandan technology, as Shuri was able to control the Wakandan Maglev Train's systems, activating the train's stabilizers that weakened the defenses of T'Challa's Panther Habit and Erik Killmonger's Golden Jaguar Habit respectively. They can also be used communication or recording devices over a long distance, as T'Challa was able to communicate with Shuri through her Remote Control Kimoyo Beads from South Korea.
- "Kimoyo" is Bantu for "of the spirit".