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Tag Archives: Watches

Prime Strap Gives You Apple Watch Replaceable Batteries

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Did you buy an Apple Watch? Aw, we’re sorry to hear that. Now you’re stuck with a marginally useful smart watch with a battery that barely lasts through the day. Not all hope is lost though, since watch band makers are getting increasingly ingenious and designing products that go beyond aesthetics. The Prime Strap is a rather chunky band that houses two 150mAh swappable batteries, which can externally charge your watch through its 6-pin port. You can carry extra batteries with you in a slick case, and simply switch them out once you’re running low on power. The case, incidentally, also charges the batteries in 2.5 hours, so you can redo the cycle once they run out.

Granted, you’ll have to have thicker wrists for the ensemble not to look weird on you, but if you’re really concerned about getting the most out of your questionable purchase, you’ll likely want to pony up the $199 pledge.

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Romain Jerome Releases $18,950 Super Mario Bros. Watch

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Romain Jerome is known to make some eye catching and obscenely expensive watches. Whether it’s a DeLorean themed watch with actual pieces of the car, its Moon Dust watch, containing dust from the moon, or the Titanic DNA watch, containing (you guessed it) actual pieces from the sunken ship, the timepieces always stand out. The same holds true of the ‘Super Mario Bros.’ watch, although it contains no parts of Mario, for obvious reasons. Released as a tribute to the game’s 30th anniversary, it will be produced in a limited run of 85 pieces, each fetching an eye watering $18,950. Made from PVD-coated back titanium, the 46mm case features a three-layer face meant to recreate the pixelated look of the seminal game.

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This Star Wars TIE Fighter Watch Costs $28,500

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That’s a lot of dollars to spend on a timepiece, but then again, some people really do have too much money. They might even be delighted to splurge on the Darth Vader/TIE Fighter wristwatch, which is made by Devon, and is limited to 1,500 pieces. Aside from the Star Wars aesthetic, it’s got a bunch of features that presumably make sense to the discerning watch enthusiast. Here they are:

– 16L stainless steel
– True black diamond-like coating
– Scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens with bulletproof durability
– Numbered 1-500 on back plate
– Four interwoven 2-micron thin nylon time belts
– Lubricant-free ruby bearings
– Four micro-step motors
– Multiple high-tech optical recognition cells
– Temperature-compensated crystal
– Onboard microprocessor
– 313 electrical contacts
– Lithium-polymer rechargeable cell
– Powered for two weeks on one charge
– Recharge wirelessly through inductive charging tower

So yeah, sure, it costs as much as a new car, but you should know it comes with a complimentary pair of TIE Fighter cufflinks, so… that’s a deal, right? You can pre-order it right now with a $2,500 down payment, but there’s no mention of how long you’ll have to wait to get it, exactly.

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This Watch Will Light Your Cigarette

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This is a bit of a novelty item, but for anyone who smokes, it’s also pretty cool. You’re looking at the Findtime Men Digital USB Lighter Watch. It’s a watch, and it’s also a lighter. Press a button and a coil heats up for long enough to light your cigarette. The rest of the time, well, it just does what a wristwatch does. Charging is done through USB. To further reflect the novelty status of this watch, it’s only $15.

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Yo Dawg, We Heard You Like Watches, So We Put An Apple Watch On Your Fancy $9,000 Watch

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So… it turns out that what was sorely lacking from your Apple Watch was… yet another watch. That’s right, you’re looking at the Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle Watch, which uses the Apple’s overhyped timepiece as an accessory. In other words, it’s a $9,000 watch with a special band that attaches to your Apple Watch. Yes, yes, you’re reading this right: on the upper part of your wrist, you are to see the Sunrise Pinnacle watch face, and on the underside of your wrist, you will have access to the Apple Watch. Because having two wristwatches is totally normal. Oh, and if you thought spending $9,000 wasn’t enough, there’s an upgraded 18-carat gold version called the Sunrise Pinnacle Reservation that costs $112,000. Luckily, that Gold Apple Watch is included.

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Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On a $70 Credit For A Casetify Apple Watch Band

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As expected, Apple is selling millions of its watches. This means there is plenty of room for watchband makers, since a good number of people won’t want to have a watch that’s exactly identical to that of millions of other people. The Casetify Apple Watch Band is stylish and comes in many different looks.

You change your clothes, change your socks, change your shoes—why not change your watch band? Get endless custom possibilities for your wrist with $70 to the Casetify store (which gets you pretty much any band on the site). With styles for every lifestyle, occasion, and mood, Casetify bands are easy to switch out for your current band, and are sure to help you get the most out of your iWatch.

”These Apple Watch accessories may be cooler than the Apple Watch itself.” TIME

– Use Instagram or Facebook photos as backgrounds for your band design
– Apply any 3 different layouts or 9 filters
– Select from hundreds of designs
– Choose from band sizes ranging from 38mm to 42mm
– Enjoy the sweat-resistant, ultra-comfortable material

You’ll be buying a $70 credit that goes towards the purchase of a band, but you’ll only have to pay $50 for it.

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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On TokyoFlash Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch

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We love TokyoFlash, and have featured their watches many times over the years. The Limited-Edition Breathalyzer Watch featured in today’s deal post happens to be able to do more than just tell time: it also tells you how drunk you are!

The days of wearing a watch to simply know the time are far behind us. With the TokyoFlash Breathalyzer Watch, you can tell the time, check the date, set alarms, and last but not least, measure your blood alcohol content level. Discreetly blow into the watch to see which of the 10 preset levels of intoxication you fall into, or play the built-in sobriety game for the ultimate ice breaker.

– Displays the time & date on an easy-to-read LCD
– Contains an integrated breathalyzer to measure your blood alcohol content
– Allows you to set alarms
– Includes a “sobriety game mode”
– Stores easily in a durable ABS plastic case w/ a stainless steel buckle
– Fits snuggly on any wrist w/ the adjustable silicone strap

Normally costing $109, with today’s deal the watch is only $79.99.

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The Reserve Strap Could Boost Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life

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Did you know your Apple Watch has a hidden diagnostic port? Yeah, well, it does and it turns out there’s a team of engineers out there currently developing a strap that could use that port to supply the watch with extra battery life. Up to 125% more, actually. It’s called the Reserve Strap and is currently at the prototype stage. It’s not known whether Apple will be happy with a third party developer using the diagnostic port; while Apple is encouraging development of straps, going so far as to provide official guidelines, they’re expecting the straps to vary the aesthetics, rather than improve core functionality. Still, there’s very little Apple could do to prevent eventual Reserve Strap customers from accessing this port, and the company plans to provide a tool to help them flip the port’s cover. More than doubling your Apple Watch’s battery life does come at a cost, since a pre-order will set you back a cool $249, with shipping in the Fall. Yup, owning Apple’s latest gadget sure is expensive.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

HDD Watches Look Cool, Just Tell Time

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We’re used to seeing smart watches in the news, but the HDDWatch is nothing of the sort. It just shows time, and pretty much nothing else. But it does so with the innards of a 1 inch hard drive. Considering memory cards have pretty much taken over, old disc-based drives have dramatically dropped in price, so you’ll be able to get a HDDWatch for €150, or about $184. It’s actually €100 ($123) as an Early Bird if you don’t mind wearing it on the right wrist, because all the left wrist Early Bird watches have sold. It’s a project from Frenchman Jean Jérôme, and the Indiegogo is fully funded.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ GeekyGadgets ]