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Tag Archives: timepieces

Classic Arcade Wristwatch Misses The Mark By A Hair

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This is a watch that looks like a miniature arcade cabinet strapped to your wrist. It’s got the PEW! PEW! sounds and flashing lights, but what it doesn’t have is a working game. Unfortunately. The joystick is decorative and the button causes the thing to flash and make some sounds, but there’s no gaming to be had. With the size of modern LCD screens and chipsets, it seems at least a rudimentary game could have been included, but, well, there isn’t one. Still, $60 isn’t much to ask for a dork’s delight.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

The Faceless Durr Watch Vibrates Every 5 Minutes

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Ever feel like time just flew by? Like, the whole day just passed you by and you have no idea where the hours went! The Durr watch is a curious investigation into our perceptions of time, and it does this by simply vibrating once every 5 minutes. It doesn’t do anything else. It specifically doesn’t tell you time. Instead, what you get is a haptic rhythm by which you’ll be able to get a new perspective on the passage of time.

Time perception is our subjective understanding of how fast time passes. Our ability to accurately estimate durations depend on a range of factors. With Durr you become aware of how your brain alters the length of a bus ride, how fast you finish a beer, how time flies by when you enjoy yourself, and drags along when you wait in line at the post office.

Aside from becoming better acquainted with the workings of your inner mind, there isn’t much utility to the Durr Watch. But it’s an interesting concept nonetheless. At $120 a piece, it’s not outrageously priced, although you’ll have to get in line for the 2nd batch, since the first run of 50 has already sold out.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Awesome Ring-Worn Clock Could Be Real, Isn’t Yet

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Here’s to hoping that an ambitious crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo not only reaches its funding goals, but that the product in question turns into reality even if funding is met (which is not always guaranteed). It’s called the Ring Clock, and is meant to be a time telling device worn on one of your fingers. It allegedly uses “ultra-thin mono-color LEDs” and a “6mAh, ultrathin rechargeable lithium polymer battery” to display the time at the twist of its body. The battery, though small, would be enough to give the ring one week of autonomy. Charging would be done wirelessly, through induction using the Qi standard and would involve nothing more than placing it on a charging plate. It’s an eye catching product, which would be sure to start several conversations at parties and altogether make you look like an Alpha geek.

But here’s the rub. The company is seeking $287,400 in funding. So far, the only concrete thing they have is a work-in-progress prototype which appears to be nothing more than the external body with laser cut numerals. They admit that they will use a third of the funds to complete said prototypes… so we’re not even sure if the concept can actually be pulled off. We’re not informed of any track record they may have, and considering how ahead of its time it is, we’re worried that even if they manage to reach their goal, that the Ring Clock will never be successfully manufactured. Still, this is the nature of crowd funding: to give an opportunity to people to produce innovative products when they might not otherwise have fit traditional criteria for doing so. Let’s hope they pull it off. It’s an $185 pledge to get in line for yours, which might arrive in April 2014 if all goes well.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]