You miss the 80s and you want people to know it. With the new Boombox from Flud, you can flaunt your love of big hair, break dancing and a more simple time, which required large music generating boxes to rest upon your shoulder. Understanding the need to carry more important things and in an age of portability, Flud has shrunken the Boombox to the wrist and given you a watch to go along with it. The watch, unfortunately does not feature a working boombox, but does use an LED display, giving a nice red vintage glow. The watch is available for $90 in silver or gun metal.
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This spooky watch seems apropos for the upcoming holiday and any other time you are feeling mildly goth. The Marc Jacob Skull Watch has a nasal cavity that shows the hour and a drooping eye for the minute. The face is enameled black and white with silver highlights and the black patent leather band features the designer’s signature. At a price of $200.00, we think you might want to wear it for more than just one day a year.
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Some of us spent our earlier years consulting the Chinese I Ching to help us make decisions when we were probably procrastinating. The text is created by a set of hexagrams that are arranged in specific patterns in 6 lines for a total of 64 different arrangements. Andy Kurovets has designed a prototype watch that does the same thing.You press the button 6 times to make a hexagram and it will guide you through all those rough spots. We think it would be nice to have our own Oracle around when we are indecisive.
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Want to own a piece of Albert Einstein? Antiquorum is auctioning off one of his watches on October 16. Pleasure.dk says that the watch, dated when Einstein was 51 years old, is made of 14 carat gold. He was given it February 16, 1931, in Los Angeles. (Einstein was 51 years old at the time.) The Longines timepiece is expected to bring in from $25,000.00 to $35,000, a hefty price, but not if you are one of those who are geeky enough have Einstein’s picture over your cubicle.
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Casio is working on Tough Movement for radio controlled solar watches. Using metal and plastic to reduce its weight, the chronograph style is reduced by 0.55mm while the analog is 4.11mm smaller. The watches will be shock resistant and have a hand correction with LED. The hands are detected at 55 minutes and correct themselves if the time doesn’t coincide with the IC counter. The company intends to use the technology on both their Oceanus and G-Shock series. Look for the GS-1200 to debut this September with a price of ¥42,000 (~$388.00) in Japan.
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For the person who tends to lose their USB flash drive but always remembers her/his watch, the Hidden Flash Drive Watch was made for you. The 1.5 x .5 x .25-inch 4GB capacity drive slides right into the timepiece. Made with a plastic case covered with stainless steel and silver finish, the watch has a Japanese quartz movement, a dial size of 1.1 x 1-inch a black polyurethane strap, and luminescent hands. Get yours for $59.99.
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Tokyoflash has another new and confusing timepiece. The Galaxy works by one touch, which starts animation and then displays the time on digital tube LEDs. The 12 yellow bars are the hours, the 11 red bars are groups of 5 minutes, and the 4 green bars represent each minute. Press the lower button and forgo the animation. Available in silver, the Galaxy carries a price of ¥13,900 (~$132.85.) We have been telling you about Tokyoflash’s watches for so long that we think we almost have the hang of it.
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Jogging to music is tough if your iPod won’t stay put, so perhaps the Sports MP3 Watch is a viable alternative. Made of rubber, the sweat-resistant timepiece holds 2GB memory, has a bit rate of 32 to 320 Kbps, supports MP3s, WMAs, and WMVs. It also is a RF/FM transmitter, an 2.5mm earphone, is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and can download by USB. The watch comes with a built-in Li-ion battery and a price of $40.81.
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If there’s one thing we like about Japan, it’s how their wicked cool technology meshes with their interesting pop culture preferences. We think the Pimpin Ain’t Easy watch from TokyoFlash fits into that category. In fact, just about every TokyoFlash watch meets that criteria. They go out of their way to come up with some of the most interesting ways of telling time that we’ve seen. In this episode, we give you the rundown on the Pimpin Ain’t Easy watch. It features 72 LED lights, which make it nice and bright. The time is read by reading the hours on the left hand side, and the minutes on the right. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s definitely an attention-grabber.
The Haptica is a fine prototype of a Braille watch. The sight-impaired user gets an accurate reading by four groups of 4 dials made of dots on disks that only partially are displayed. They rotate the dot pattern in an extended circle to show the hours, minutes, and seconds. Designer David Chavez calls his ergonomic timepiece capable of working with analog or magnetic repulsion to move the dials along. Our kudos to the man and hope his idea reaches the market soon.
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