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Hands-On With The EOS Mixtape Watch & Another Contest! Enter For Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Retro Timepiece!

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

The month of giving is already upon us, so we figured it was time for another giveaway. This time around we’ve got something that will particularly appeal to those of us who grew up in the 80′s, when pirating sharing music meant hooking up a couple of cassette players together for an hour or so. But that doesn’t mean this EOS Mixtape watch won’t appeal to those of you who missed the 80′s, not at all. It’s got a distinct retro charm that will appeal to even those of you who were forced to share their music via cold, heartless digital methods.

We first brought you the EOS Mixtape watch back in June when scrambling around for Christmas presents was probably the least of your worries. But now, thanks to our friends at Shop Adorn, we’ve not only had a chance to spend a little time with the watch, but we’re also giving one away which could mean one less person to buy for on your Christmas shopping list. (Or keep it for yourself!) The full contest details including how to enter are available after the jump, but first let’s take a closer look at the watch…


EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

Now I’m not going to pretend that the EOS Mixtape employs the latest cutting edge watch technologies like Bluetooth, the ability to set itself via radio time broadcasts or anything like that. Because it can’t. This watch is all about style, though like I’ve already said, it does make a statement about technology. Specifically that while the audio cassette tape might be nearly extinct, it’s still fondly remembered.

As you can see the Mixtape’s biggest claim-to-fame is the miniature, detailed cassette tape case which actually looks a bit like those tiny cassettes used in old-school answering machines or dictation recorders. On the spindle on the right, which is almost empty, you’ll find the requisite and subtle hour and minute hands for telling time. But what really sells the watch is that both of the spindles appear to turn as they tick away the seconds, creating a rather convincing effect that the cassette is being played. And like I said in my original post; “since the faux spindle of tape will never make it over to the other side, you don’t ever have to worry about flipping it over.”

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

On the back of the watch is a stainless steel metal plate emblazoned with the watch’s moniker, and as you can see the black strap is made from genuine leather, giving the watch a classy look you just can’t get from plastic or rubber.

EOS Mixtape Watch (Image property OhGizmo!)

And come on! Last but definitely not least, the EOS Mixtape comes in this wicked plastic case that serves as a stylish place to store and display the watch. Or as the perfect gift box should you decide to give it to someone on Christmas morning.

The watch is available from Shop Adorn in the black on black finish seen above, but also a gold cassette with a black strap or a metallic blue cassette with a white strap. They each run $135, but thanks to the generous people at Shop Adorn we’ll be giving one away, in your choice of finish too! So here’s the details on how to win:

How to enter: Like with most of our contests all you need to do is leave a comment on this article. And while you’re welcome to post whatever you want (keeping it clean of course) feel free to spread the holiday cheer. Or if you’re so inspired, let us know what tracks your ideal Christmas mixtape would include. To better your chances you can leave one comment every day until the giveaway’s close, and if you do, please make your comments substantially different each time. It keeps things interesting for us.

Timeframe: The contest ends on Sunday December 12, 2010, at midnight. My time. So if you’re not sure when that is specifically given the different time zones, get your comments in early. Don’t drag your feet until the last second! At that time the comments will be closed and the winner will be chosen via Random.org.

Eligibility: While we love all of our readers around the world equally, we’re afraid this contest is limited to those living in the Unites States or Canada who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.

Good luck!!







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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFV4JJT2LLK77ZWCYIRIMQCPBM Doug

    I'm all Holiday….all about the mix tape watch. And in memory I'd put the best of Jam Master Jay on my mix tape….tribute to one of the greatest Dj's ever

  • bbxl

    comment

  • http://twitter.com/WooKstah Jason Del Bosco

    Now if only this included a mullet wig … oh well, one can always dream.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Godfrey/1259460076 Michael Godfrey

    amazingness!

  • akjack

    If it would record and playback, it would truely be retro. Still, free and retro is what I look for.

  • kolbenson

    this would make my Christmas so oldschool & merry! please let me win USA!

  • BrokenBow

    I listened to my first music on an radio, and then they invented a thing called a television and music was a lot better because you could see who was singing. The first portable music I had was a battery powered 8-track and I thought that was Fantastic. Then came the little cassette player which made it easier to carry around different tapes much easier. The only trouble with it was that you had to take it out and turn it over, but some of the tapes were much longer and played more music, and I found out later on that you could even record your own music on them. I still have many cassettes and an old player that still works, the 8-track is long gone but I wish I still had it. I'm not much into the new gadgets for listening to music, they are too 'futuristic' for me and I don't understand how to use them. This watch would bring back many memories of my younger years.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CB534P4XD2IR7JUTRDCBXT73X4 James

    I love it….I grew up in the eighties, and this is exactly the kind of thing I remember…Remember how much space those tapes took up? I had a separate tape case for my car that weighed in a about 10 lbs. This is sweet. Would love to wear this.

  • http://twitter.com/KeithDoubleU Keith

    If the tabs are broke off on the top I'll just put tape on it to re-record something over it. I miss cassette tapes

  • sacosan

    The last cassette I can remember buying was actually a cassette single or Cassingle by 'Young and Restless'

    Side A) Poison Ivy

    Side B) B Girls

    Good times!

  • http://twitter.com/gayle_olson Gayle

    I created my first mixed tape in 1972, some music included was:

    American Pie, Don McLean

    The Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.

    My Ding-A-Ling, Chuck Berry

    Ben, Michael Jackson

    A Horse With No Name, America

    Popcorn, Hot Butter

    Nights In White Satin, Moody Blues

    Sunshine (Go Away Today), Jonathan Edwards

    Rocket Man, Elton John

    Rockin' Robin, Michael Jackson

    Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens

    Bang a Gong (Get It On), T. Rex

    Puppy Love, Donny Osmond

    School's Out, Alice Cooper

  • Anonymous

    I love your contests, I dont have a watch, Im a Newf so hopefully you pick me. Its an extra half hour ahead here. Please pic me. I love winning stuff and stuff loves being won by me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GOV7WDOYXL2NM7OHVKJFJ5GX74 Jesse Hallmark

    I have been eyeing this watch for months but haven't taken the plunge yet. Maybe I'll win and not have to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IU245QH26LXKQ7VAMGA5UCCZA yahoo-7IU245QH26LXKQ7VAMGA5UCCZA

    cassettes are almost as good as punched cards.

  • Anonymous

    I still swap monthly mixtapes with friends, they can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/cDKR0K

    I haven’t made a holiday one yet for this month but i’m fully expecting to put on Eazy-E’s xmas classic “Merry M(*&^(F#^*(&^% Christmas”

  • Anonymous

    I still swap monthly mixtapes with friends, they can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/cDKR0K

    I haven’t made a holiday one yet for this month but i’m fully expecting to put on Eazy-E’s xmas classic “Merry M(*&^(F#^*(&^% Christmas”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1654144283 facebook-1654144283

    Does it come with a pencil to take up the slack in the tape so your cassette player doesn't eat it?????

  • mandarea

    This is too stinking cute!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Bullock/1220846615 Justin Bullock

    I have always wanted one of these “unique watches” like those from Tokyoflash. I like this one way more then any of the watches they have to offer!

  • ApertureZombie

    Now if only we can get one made with 8 track

  • nic0

    MIX Tape!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DeanKreger Justin Lee

    Comment? Mixtapes :]

  • techg33k

    I would put all sorts of Holiday music on my mixed tape, I would ho ho ho all year round if i could!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Powell/1002372718 Jake Powell

    I'd like a mixtape of some random Wu-Tang, Kid Cudi, Naughty by Nature, NAS, Lost Boyz, D.O.C. and a little peppering of Lupe Fiasco

  • http://twitter.com/claymoremind Art Gonzalez

    I wish this thing had some type of music storage capability. What better way to carry around a mixtape?

  • http://twitter.com/geometricpiss anthony riehm

    if i happen to win this thing i'll get the label engraved with the title, “the greatest zukes album” — hendrix, joplin, mama cass, belushi… all great artists who asphyxiated on their own vomit.

  • jeffjakubowski

    I almost bought one of these a few months ago.. if I win one now i'll be so happy!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Radu-Iosif/100000997120718 Radu Iosif

    amazing1!

  • Bloodroot

    I agree with some others about it having a storage device included. But it looks cool!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    In the early 1980s I mixed tapes for night club special events and exotic dancers in Toronto.

  • ApertureZombie

    With this thing I would be dreaming of a “White Christmas” all year round

  • relawson

    that's just an awesome concept! i like!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    nice:)

  • rmsiceberg

    Time ago i thought how it would make a PERFECT watch, , now i can see it in person, it's as good as i expected it to be :)

  • http://twitter.com/chadmd23 chadmd23

    Happy Chanukkah everybody!

  • spencerjordan

    Hey! This would perfect for my brother.

  • nic0

    great watch!

  • kolbenson

    I miss my mix tapes :) Happy holidays! pick me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/edfelix Ed Felix

    Love love love this watch… “dibs”.

  • http://twitter.com/TodorMinisterov Todor Ministerov

    Coolest watch

  • http://twitter.com/TodorMinisterov Todor Ministerov

    Coolest watch ever!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    When I first met my husband he gave me a mixed tape – he figured if I enjoyed it we would be a perfect match – I did and on December 11 we celebrate our 20th anniversary!

  • http://twitter.com/dhoff david hoffman

    DO WANT

  • ApertureZombie

    A walrus gave me a mix tape in the dream I had last night, and for some reason all the songs were in Persian, except Eye of the Tiger which for some reason made me start up a work out montage, and then I woke up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patdelong Pat DeLong

    O HAI.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    love ittttttt….pick me cause i want it more than the others do :)))

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TKTFPM7M3ARVJYYEOH6JLUREE iosif

    great Christmas present for me!!

  • dblaa

    Merry Christmas…

    Hope I win.

  • dblaa

    Merry Christmas…

    Hope I Win.

    -a

  • SamyB84

  • shsu8587

    I've been meaning to get a watch and this one is seriously cool. Pulling out my cellphone to check the time isn't cutting it for me anymore.

  • http://ianbrooks.tumblr.com/ Ian Brooks

    comment! love this site, btw… ohgizmo sounds like cries during sex.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrianr Adrian Rodriguez

    Hecka retro, I love it! I hope to win one.

  • Anonymous

    I still make mix tapes so… mine.

  • Anonymous

    I still make mix tapes so… mine.

  • http://harilo.com KimatHarilo

    I grew up making mix tapes of New Kids on the Block! lol…wow…Did you know they put out a “holiday” album?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaime21985 Jaime J. Figueroa Sepulveda

    I never made a mix tape so I'll be nice to have a tape watch!!

  • billykent1972

    that is one amazing time piece!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.suzzi Alex Suzzi

    Sweet. I could really use a watch. I'm always late :P

  • http://twitter.com/gavin_campbell Gavin

    This is a wicked looking watch.

  • sacosan

    In this life, there are needs and there are wants……. for me this watch is both!

  • rmsiceberg

    Well just to remind you i'm interested in this watch, I an send you the address later ;)

  • Johnnymac4242

    It's quite an interesting watch, and all I have is a very traditional watch, so this would be cool.

  • megafauna

    I still make mix tapes so…. mine!

  • http://www.i3igd.com Das

    it reminds me of the transformers toys i used to have as a kid. would love to wear this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFV4JJT2LLK77ZWCYIRIMQCPBM Doug

    If that was my mixtape watch…..I'd put the best of Jam Master Jay on the tape……………..RIP JMJ!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKLOHPGAYVYJILWTLLWGNSUCCU Yet the Jet

    First cassette I bought was the soundtrack to Indiana Jones. Second tape I acquired was Purple Rain. Both listened to on a mono cassette player.

  • http://twitter.com/dhoff david hoffman

    yes please

  • http://twitter.com/Seanadams29 Sean Adams

    Its a great example of time forgotten, Please pick me, its a great part of our past set in this time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HTQZLHFMXDUBG6H5T2CT36RPA Kei Dub

    I still make mix tapes this watch is essential to my being.

  • freejack5555

    Krampus is coming!!

  • jeffrey jakubowski

    I wonder if im the only one coming back to comment some more.. I hope so. I love this site!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CB534P4XD2IR7JUTRDCBXT73X4 James

    I still like it…cool, square, and cassette like…nice

  • nic0

    I cant wait!

  • ApertureZombie

    I want this so bad, plus it would save me some money considering my watch just broke

  • goattuber

    Me wanty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Radu-Iosif/100000997120718 Radu Iosif

    amazing2!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4AORH3FTJQXBUZENOACRPVGF7E Leslie Plummer

    That watch is possibly the most awesome thing I've seen this week. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    all of my watches are so cheap and always get like 2 min off after a week…would be nice to get a working one :D

  • Anonymous

    all of my watches are so cheap and always get like 2 min off after a week…would be nice to get a working one :D

  • MagicWuff

    Can't win if you don't try!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    Even though I have nothing to play them on I still have 30 years worth of mixed tapes, boxed, in storage, just in case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1345778088 Charles Hartlaub

    It's a pretty bad ass watch

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1345778088 Charles Hartlaub

    It'd be cool to own

  • http://www.facebook.com/powderskull James Parker

    Seeing this watch reminds me of one of my most listened to bands when I was a kid, Roxette! :D

  • miltrucker

    Sweet! I'm in!

  • Kawoogie

    Really cool watch!

  • Kawoogie

    Cool Watch! Looks pretty big.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Monty-Ongkeo/1849098674 Monty Ongkeo

    I better win this!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKZ6FYJG5BVFEWQ3ATGMF7BIRE Windy K

    This would be great to win, since you guys gave away the controller i won awhile back! Good way to make it up!

  • bobbyAfra

    i want

  • bobbyAfra

    i want Andra Vasile

  • DJ_Jomo

    Quality gear!!! Rad!!!

  • http://twitter.com/le_tam tam

    I'd love this for x-mas!

  • krommagnus

    I would like to win this, would be quite the nice surprise for xmas.

  • http://twitter.com/dhoff david hoffman

    My first cassette tape was Juvenile – Ha!

  • http://twitter.com/chadmd23 chadmd23

    wiki wiki!

  • http://twitter.com/chadmd23 chadmd23

    Let me mix it up!

  • sacosan

    My exgirlfriend hated the fact that I loved my cassette tapes more than her so, she decided to burn my entire collection in a jealous rage. It was very sad experience but also a very happy one because, a flaming ember shot onto a brush pile nearby and her whole trailer burnt to the ground with her in it!
    I'll miss those those tapes ) ;

  • kolbenson

    I still want this super bad yo! I want to wear this so my kids ask, “what the hell is that thing supposed to be?” yeah thats right… our music players had moving parts n'shi*

  • mandarea

    that watch would look amazing on my wrist!!

  • Andy

    Wow, this is awesome! Must see this in person!

  • mrsmetropolis

    Such a supaflyyyyyyyyyyy time piece!!!

  • mrsmetropolis

    Such a supaflyyyyyyyy timepiece!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TodorMinisterov Todor Ministerov

    I can't stop drooling on this…

  • masterchen

    gimmie gimmee

  • masterchen

    i dig this watch the most.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    for parties I would make mixed tapes of cover songs and as a party game friends would have to dentify song title, original artist, and cover artist.

  • thedunkel

    audio cassette – the first true file sharing!

  • thedunkel

    audio cassette mix tape – the original file sharing – for the people by the people

  • http://twitter.com/TodorMinisterov Todor Ministerov

    want!

  • http://twitter.com/le_tam tam

    I still want this! hollaa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ERAG2ACFKNDL7KC2VCS2D2WPE Samantha Shimizu

    sweet !

  • Austinkir

    It takes a special kind of person to wear this.

  • Kawoogie

    Sweet box! Would get it just for that!

  • ApertureZombie

    This is easily the coolest watch ever made

  • kolbenson

    1.21 jiggawats…. Great Scott! What the hell is a jiggawat?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    one more chance and keeping my finngers crossed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dino-Selita/1129871661 Dino Selita

    Hey I think this watch Looks pretty awesoe it would be cool if u switch tape

  • http://twitter.com/le_tam tam

    please pick me!

  • kolbenson

    “Its the most wonderful time of the year” …. well it would be more wonderful if i could win this dope watch! Merry Christmas Everyone!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI yahoo-UEDY3CT2CTXK4H2SFNTL65QUZI

    hoping I am random enough to win this!

  • ApertureZombie

    Whether I win or not im gonna put on the ritz

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    really nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    nice

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andra-Vasile/100000977655194 Andra Vasile

    amazing

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7TKTFPM7M3ARVJYYEOH6JLUREE iosif

    amzing

  • ryanj983

    Flash back!