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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It’s been awhile since we heard from Tokyo Flash and see that they have another new watch to confuse us. Their Oberon S-Mode series has a stainless steel body with full face black mineral crystal lens. The blue LEDs are a bit simpler to read than some of their others, with the outer ring as the hour, the second showing minutes, and the inner one is minutes in groups of ten. Another button push and you get the date. At a size of 38 x 38 x 11 mm and a weight of 150g, the Oberon carries a price of ¥15,900 (~$159.25.)
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Wear your cell phone on your sleeve with this EP 2502. The watch is shock and waterproof and features a 1.3-inch OLED screen with a 128 x 160px resolution touch panel, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 2.0 mp camera. It has 64 polyphonic ringtones and plays MP3s and MP4s on its tiny screen. The phone/watch comes with a 512 MB SDcard but will support up to 2GB of memory and should be available this week with a MSRP of $299.99.
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With baseball season officially underway, we felt it was appropriate to delight fans with the Game Time Schedule Watch. It comes pre-loaded with the schedules for all MLB teams, so you’ll always know when, where and what time your favorite team is playing. It even has the results for previous World Series games. Want more? The watch can be updated every season! Just plug the included USB connector and download the info from the internet. Plus, the watch can bear the logo of your favorite team. A must-have for the die-hard baseball fan, it’s available for $100 USD. Go Yanks!
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We love our old toy bots and were very pleased to discover that there is now a Mr. Roboto Watch by Azimuth. His left eye displays the hour, his right GMT indicator, his nose and mouth seconds and minutes. With a case of steel, the water-resistant Mr. Roboto is part of the company’s Mecha-1 BMF collection. He will be appearing in September at a much higher price than our toys were. Look for a 4,800.00 Swiss Francs ($4,800.00) price tag.
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We know that almost everyone has one, but your egg timer probably hasn’t left the junk drawer in a decade. Designer Pavel Balykin has created the Sand+Time Watch to modernize the concept. The digital hourglass is used as a screen saver. If you want real numbers and an accurate time, you simply click a button. We are thinking that maybe we could get a company like Tokyoflash to turn Pavel’s prototype into a reality.
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