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…
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.”
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.
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.