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Get lost in the Maze of time with this new Tokyoflash Japan watch

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The newest offering from Tokyoflash Japan is the Kisai Maze Wood LCD watch.  These watches have a wood case and leather straps with stainless steel buckles.  The faces can display time in a maze mode (03:39 on the left watch, 05:17 on the right) or in numeric time; they can also show date.  The MazeRead More…

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Reactions to Apple’s iPhone 6 and Watch announcements

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

You really have to give Apple a lot of credit when it comes to putting on a new product announcement event. They are definitely the masters of hype and showmanship. Even though I say I don’t care about the iPhone anymore, I still get excited just like the rest of the planet to hear aboutRead More…

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Martian Watches Notifier smart watch review

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

  Last year, I reviewed the Martian Watches G2G smart watch, and I loved it.  Not only did that watch display information about incoming calls, emails, text messages, and other notifications, it had a Bluetooth speakerphone built in.  I loved the vintage styling of the G2G, and I loved that I could replace the watchRead More…

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This new watch from Tokyoflash Japan is Radioactive

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The face of the new Kisai Radioactive watch from Tokyoflash Japan looks like it could be the monitor display on a nuclear reactor.  The lights flash to display the time, and an animation mode will look like a constantly changing status display (can be turned off).  The case and band are made of brushed stainless steel,Read More…

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ClockONE is an insanely cool E-ink clock with an equally insane price tag

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014

The ClockONE from Twelve24 is simple and beautiful. It’s a wall mountable 39.37 x 13.78 inches (1000 x 350 mm) clock that features a digital display that uses E-ink. The clock runs for one year on one CR2450 button battery and mounts to the wall with a magnet. I love the look of it andRead More…

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The latest Tokyoflash Japan watch uses its words to tell you the time

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Instead of interesting graphical displays, the latest Tokyoflash watch uses a word matrix to tell you the time or date.  The words needed to display the information flash on the face of the Kisai Kaidoku Wood watch, so you don’t have to learn to decode a pattern to tell the time.  As a matter ofRead More…

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VTech announces Kidizoom Smartwatch for kids

on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Kidizoom is a kid-durable smartwatch that has been designed to withstand drops and bumps as well as being splash proof and sweat proof. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks. In addition to normal watch functions (alarm, timer and stopwatch), the Kidizoom also features 50+ clock displays, a 1.4 inchRead More…

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Tokyoflash Japan introduces the Kisai Sequence watch

on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The new Kisai Sequence watch from Tokyoflash Japan features a stainless steel case, leather strap, custom-made curved acrylic lens, “sub-surface digital tube LEDs, and an alternating pattern of raised cubes.”  The time can be displayed in 12- or 24-hour format and in either regular or cryptic mode.  It also has an alarm function and six animations.Read More…

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Samsung Gear Live…WATCH for it!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Smartwatches have been a dream of technophiles since the Dick Tracy days.  While they have not yet reached the dream of the standalone phone, what they can do while partnered with a smartphone far outstrips anything Tracy’s wrist gear aspired to.  Hot on the heels of Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear 2 watch, the Gear Live watchRead More…

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Withings Activité hides an activity tracker in a classy watch

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I’m a big fan of Withings health and fitness gadgets. I have reviewed their wireless body scale, their wireless blood pressure monitor and their Pulse activity trackers. Their newest fitness gadget is the Activité activity tracking watch which pairs a Swiss-made movement with a fashionable design. It features a stainless steel case and a fineRead More…

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Grovemade introduces a beautiful line of watches

on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Grovemade makes handmade leather and wood accessories, and they have recently announced the addition of wood and leather watches.  They say their Wood Watches allow “for the observance of time in a more natural essence.”  They are available in Eastern Hardrock Maple or Oregon Claro Walnut faces; both versions have stainless steel casings.  The walnut is available with aRead More…

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Change your golf game with the Garmin Approach S6

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Summer has arrived and to me that means time to play golf. As a golfer I am always looking for ways to improve my game, so the Garmin Approach S6 GPS golf watch is a product that interests me. Garmin is known for its GPS systems and has a significant presence in the golf courseRead More…

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The latest Tokyoflash Japan watch is quite a Rogue

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Kisai Rogue Touch Silicone is the latest limited-edition watch from Tokyoflash Japan.  This watch has a silicone housing and band, and LCD always-on display, and an LED backlight.  It displays dual time zones, and it has date, alarm, and animation functions, too.  Use the touchscreen to change modes.  It’s available with a black orRead More…

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iHome iDL46 Dual Charging Stereo FM Clock Radio with Lightning Dock and USB Charge/Play review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, June 16th, 2014

I’ve had my iHome docking alarm clock since the 3nd generation iPod Touch came out. I enjoyed the easy interface that iHome brought, and that it worked with my iPhone when I got one. Sadly, when they upgraded to the Lightning connector the dock no longer worked with my phone, but I had grown soRead More…

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Tokyoflash Japan introduces a new limited edition wood watch

on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Kisai Xtal Wood watch from Tokyoflash Japan has a wood band and hexagonal case and a faceted mineral crystal lens.  You can have it display the time in normal mode (top image) or in cryptic mode (bottom image).  It also displays the date and has an alarm function;  you can also select from sixRead More…

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The epill Cadex Platinum medication alarm watch for women

on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Although epill also makes medication alarm watches in unisex and in children’s models, this Cadex Platinum watch is designed for women.  The watch has a silver case and a stretchy band with silver-colored beads for a dressier look.  You can set up to 12 alarms to remind you to take medication, perform medical tests, orRead More…

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Citizen Eco-Drive Military Chronograph review

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

I like wrist watches.  OK, I said it and that probably makes me a dinosaur.  Although I have a cell phone which I can reference for the time, to me there’s nothing like the convenience of having a timepiece on my wrist, and I don’t have to fish it out of my pocket to checkRead More…

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This new watch from Tokyoflash Japan has no face!

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The new Kisai Night Vision Wood watch from Tokyoflash Japan looks like a wooden bracelet until you trigger the bright LEDs under the wood to shine through and display the time or date.  It’s USB rechargeable, and it comes with a screwdriver so you can remove the cover for the watch’s USB port.  It’s availableRead More…

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This alarm can help you remember your medicine

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

If you or a loved one has a lot of medicine to take daily, you may already be familiar with MedCenter.  They make pill organizer systems, like the ones seen in the top photos, that can hold up to four separate doses for up to 31 days, depending on the system.  If the patient hasRead More…

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#ad Faveable Lists Top 12 Unusual Wall Clocks

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

If you are looking for a unique wall piece, check out this recent article by folks over at Faveable. The article covers 12 unique wall clocks that are likely nothing similar to the current one you have. Wall clocks are not just about time, but they can also serve an additional purpose like wall decoration,Read More…

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Martian Watches introduces their new Notifier smart watch

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The new Notifier watch from Martian Watches still has the attractive analog watch face that makes telling time a snap.  It also has a 96 X 16 pixel graphic OLED display that’s used to display notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone – “caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, yourRead More…

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Phosphor Touch Time watch review

on Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Smart watches are becoming more and more popular.  It’s intriguing to think of having a Dick Tracy-style watch that shows you the time and keeps you in communication with your world.  There are already several smart watches on the market that sync with your phone so you can see who’s calling or texting, let youRead More…

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Papago GoWatch 770 review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I’ve never been much of a fan of watches. I’d either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The girls would ask me what time itRead More…

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Limited edition silicone Quasar watch from Tokyoflash Japan

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The latest offering from Tokyoflash Japan is the Limited Edition Kisai Quasar Silicone Watch.  The Quasar watch shows time as either a normal numeric format or as a pattern mode.  It has a silicone band and body with a inner metal casing.  It also has date and alarm modes, stop watch function, animation, and an electroluminescentRead More…

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Clocks don’t come much more minimal than this

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Wyzer Wall Clock is just a pair of hands – no numbers, no markers, and no face.  It’s made of PET plastic, and it measures 23.6″ in diameter.  It requires a AA battery to power the German movement, and you’ll have to provide your own battery.  You can use it as it is, withRead More…