We are kicking off our 2011 Mother's Day Gift Guide with a hot one! The Sottomarino ceramic watch with sapphire crystal typically sells for $499, but eBay has it for $159 for the next two hours and 45 minutes (that's 68% off!) Definitely a good-looking timepiece at an awesome price, and the ceramic is virtually scratch-proof. They're brand new and come with a three-year warranty. Oh, and it's the watch that Sandra Bullock rocks in The Blind Side, and we all know how much moms love movies like that.
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Worn like an everyday watch, SleepTracker Pro Elite is ideal for anyone who wants to wake up alert and ready to start the day, such as frequent travelers across time zones, business people looking for an extra edge, students with fluctuating schedules, or busy moms who need to wake up easily (see our original SleepTracker review.) That sounds like just about everyone, so we figured it was a good candidate for our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. SleepTracker may find multiple almost-awake moments within the sleep cycle. Almost-awake moments may also vary in frequency throughout the night. By monitoring your sleep cycles for optimal waking moments during the preset ALARM WINDOW, SleepTracker finds those almost awake-moments and gently wakes you when you're most alert. The result? You wake up refreshed instead of groggy.
You can pick up the SleepTracker Pro Elite for $175 on Amazon. There's a male version and a female version.
Will Alsop has been designing buildings and public spaces in chic European locales for decades - Hamburg, Marseilles and London to name a few. Recently he has begun lending his designing eye to Alessi, an Italian design firm responsible for a wide range of products too high-end and/or cerebral for me to understand much less afford.
One thing that I do understand, though, is my need for ironic/retro kitsch - and nothing says retro kitsch quite like a neon green polygonal watch. If you are looking for something cool and ergonomic that reminds you a bit of the 80’s yet don’t want to wave your nerd-flag too high with calculator watch then this is the timepiece for you. At $118.48 (83 Euro) it is a small price to pay for a modernized piece of your childhood… if you were a child in the 80’s. Wow, having to preface that makes me feel old. Now where is my Prince - Purple Rain concert t-shirt?
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Extreme sports freaks will dig the Game Time Schedule Watches. Each is programmed with your favorite team’s schedule as well as the other teams. It provides you with current opponent and game time and future or past games. The watch is available in most major sports types and connects by USB to download the next season’s schedule. It also has an mini-tune to let you know when it is game time, an alarm, backlighting and is water-resistant. Most of them run about $89.00.
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Phosphor has developed digital watches that are not only ergonomic but utilize E Ink in their displays. There are two modes, a standard numeric digital display and a graphic analog hour clock, and you can switch between them depending on your mood. The display autonomously switches between white-on-black to black-on-white time each passing minute. If you like your timepiece busy, the water-resistant watches run $175.00 to $195.00, depending on your choice of style.
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You know that our bud over at Watchismo has the kewlest watches around. In honor of Mom’s day he is holding a sale with 20% off hundreds of ladies designer timepieces, including some from Alessi, Mondaine, Skagen and Lip. Choose the one your mother/spouse would like and enter the coupon code LADYWATCHISMO at checkout. Make sure you order by May 4 to guarantee delivery.
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Hyundai has gone into the phone/watch market with their MB-910. The timepiece not only looks sweet, it is a tri-band GSM phone with a 1.5 x 132 x 176-inch pixel touch-sensitive display. It also has a media player with 128MB memory, Bluetooth capability, a WAP 2.0 browser and of course a full screen clock. The MB-910 is expected to hit the UK first during Q2 at a price of £200 (~$281.00.)
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It’s Dick Tracy time with Orange’s touch watch/phone. Aside from its full touchscreen interface, the LG G910 has 3G HSDPA, video calling capabilities, a built-in MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity and comes with its own headset. Orange is part of France Telecom which has over 177 million customers and Europe will be the first to enjoy the wearable phone. No exact date or price was mentioned but after reading their press release, the company is undoubtedly going after the higher end customer.
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Our bud over at Watchismo is having a Valentine’s sale with several of his unique 70’s LIP watches from France. Included are the TV, Diode LEDs, Machs and Moon Magnetisme models. His Valen-Time sale has many of these one of the kind watches for less than half price. Although LIPs have been around over 140 years, they weren’t available to the U.S. until now. Don’t miss a chance to own not only a kewl looking watch but an exclusive collectors item.
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The eCO2 watch is an interesting prototype that helps decrease your own carbon footprint. Of course it is a watch, but it also utilizes kinetic energy to pull in CO2 through its intake vents and spits out clean air through exhaust vents. While it seems that it would not make much of an impact, imagine if James Kershaw and Chad Garns’ creation was given to an entire city. In the meantime, when Earth Day comes April 22, it wouldn’t hurt to plant a couple of trees to do the same thing.
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