A few months back, there was a barrage of iPod Nano themed watches. They looked pretty good, and they would tell time, but lets face it, the destiny of the iPod is to play music not tell time. The power of Android though would probably make watches smarter and suitable for modern times. Named i’m Watch, it can connect to iPhones, Android devices and possibly future smartphones as well.
Hans Andersson calls his Lego Mindstorm clock Time Twister. It uses two Lego Mindstorms NXT micro-computers setup to communicate via Bluetooth and display time in a very fantastic format. The master NXT keeps track of time and changes the minute digits, and when it is time to go okay, it sends a signal to the slave NXT that quietly and sheepishly changes the hour display. Well, words don’t do justice to the clock, checkout the video below to see it in action and be the judge.
Minus 8 Watches are the brand new designs to come out of the mind of Dana Krieger at Astro Studios. The name is a pointer towards the US West Coast, whose time zone is 8 hours behind the UTC or the universal standard time. Krieger sees the watches as a perfect homage to the design and style of the west coast, and towards the very understanding of time.
Tokyoflash watches are more famous for using strange means to tell time, rather than laying it straight. That happens to be the USP of Tokyoflash watches, and we’d hate to see them going any other way. Their latest watch comes by the name of Kisai Seven and very cleverly incorporates design cues from Tron in the shape of two pulsing LED rings that could be blue or white and come with three animation presets. They are currently selling the watch at $99, though the price will soon go up to $139.
As is the norm, alarm clockstake pride in being loud and scary while waking us up. They may fulfill the purpose, but they don’t do it the best way possible. This new alarm clock, devised by a team at the Jerusalem College in India, might be able to do its job in a lot more efficient manner. Basically, our sleep can be divided into a number of stages, with stages 1 and 2 being close to awake stages, and stages 3 and 4 being the stages of a deep slumber, followed by REM.
New York based company Nooka has come up with a new timepiece that is so simple, it looks beautiful. It comes with a silicone strap and remarkably minimalistic display that features time, date, alarm and chronograph functions. Priced at $375.
We’ve all noticed days when time seems to fly by and days when time comes to have come to a standstill. This clock seems to be for the former occasion, and it really does give the feel of time running at full speed. Sadly, there is no way to make time slow down on occasions when you really want to.
Inspired by the Mediterranean setting, designers at Bulgari have created a watch that pays homage to the same. Available in rose gold, white gold and multicolor models, the watches have their face covered with a slide-able disk that speaks of Mediterranean architecture. The cover on the rose gold model is paved with a pearl, while the white gold variant uses pearls along with a generous sprinkling of diamonds, and the multicolor model uses diamonds and other stones like amethyst, tourmaline, citrine, peridot and topaz.
Going on the concept of what a watch would be like, if they used their skill a century ago, MB&F created the Legacy Machine No. 1. Kicking off a new line dedicated to horology in the 18th and 19th century, the LM1 shows a classic line and a domed look.