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Happy Hour Timepieces remind you it’s happy hour somewhere

on Monday, November 25th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Happy Hour Timepieces celebrate happy hour, with each of their watches highlighting the 5 hour marker.  The Ish, for example has a slightly frosted mineral crystal that’s only clear “where it matters most”.  Instead of traditional hands, it marks the hours and minutes with their Splash graphic.  The screw-back case is made of brushed or Read More…

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Tokyoflash Japan adds an ePaper watch to their lineup

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan‘s watches usually have colorful faces, but their newest watch uses ePaper from eInk for the face.  The Kisai Rorschach brings to mind those Rorschach tests psychologists use.  The hour is displayed in the upper right, with its mirror image in the upper left.  The minutes are in the lower left and mirrored on Read More…

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This new watch from Tokyoflash Japan has a hardwood case

on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Kisai Console Wood is the latest watch from Tokyoflash Japan.  It has a USB-rechargeable battery inside, and it’s display is reminiscent of the console displays in the Starship Enterprise.  Blinking lights on the display indicate the time, and you can turn on an animation sequence for extra interest.  The case is made of red sandalwood Read More…

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Tell time in alien code with this Tokyoflash Japan watch

on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

I believe this is the first watch I’ve seen from Tokyoflash Japan that has two time modes: regular and cryptic.  (Regular is stylized numerals and cryptic are those same numerals with the middle lines removed to give them an alien look.)  In addition to the two time modes, the Kisai Xtal LED Watch has a date Read More…

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Hale Dreamer is an Android alarm clock that lets you sleep more. Huh?

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The main feature of every alarm clock is to wake you up, right? The Hale Dreamer Android Alarm Dock does that task, but it also gives you more hours to sleep because it makes sure you’re not disturbed in the middle of the night by phone calls or notifications to your smartphone. The included app Read More…

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This Kisai pulses like a quasar

on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The newest LCD watch from Tokyoflash Japan pulses like a quasar, which is probably why it’s called the Kisai Quasar.  The watch can be used in numbers mode (seen on the right) for easier decoding of the time, or it can be used in the pulsing, pattern mode (left).  The stainless steel case is available Read More…

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Fitbit Force – May the Force be with you

on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Well the Force isn’t strong with me, that’s for sure.  I’d been umming and aahing for a while now and just last week I purchased a Fitbit Flex to keep track of how far I walk each day. Of course a week later Fitbit releases their Fitbit Force (I’d seen new items about it but wasn’t Read More…

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Keep track of your life, literally, with the Tikker wrist watch

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Tick, tock. Time passes so fast that sometimes we forget to live and have fun and instead get caught up in work, grumpy moods, and wasting time doing nothing. In comes the Tikker wrist watch, a Kickstarter project. After filling out a short questionnaire, subtracting your age, and entering it into the watch, you will Read More…

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SleuthGear ZoneShield Night Vision SC8000 clock radio camera review

on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

If you’ve ever wanted to covertly record something in your home or office but didn’t want to leave an obvious camera out in the open, then the ZoneShield Night Vision SC8000 clock radio by SleuthGear just might be the thing – hiding in plain sight, disguised as an ordinary desktop clock.  But is it convincing enough Read More…

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This iPhone dock has a “slap-happy” snooze bar

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

There are a lot of docks out there that allow you to use your iPhone as an alarm clock, but Snooze from DistilUnion says their working snooze bar separates them from the pack.  The body of the dock is made of maple wood; the snooze bar is made of a rubbery material with an internal Read More…

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SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker review

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I had a strange feeling of déjà vu when I pulled the SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker out of its packaging a few days ago. I quickly realized it was almost an exact replica of the Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker that I reviewed back in June. Are they exactly the same Read More…

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Keep time and the score with the ScoreBand

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

There are a lot of choices in watches today.  You can choose a simple watch or you can choose a tiny computer that you wear on your wrist.  The problem with the tiny computers is that they are expensive and something you probably don’t want to wear while engaging in sports because of the potential Read More…

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Get in the Zone with this new watch from Tokyoflash Japan

on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Zone Wood is the latest limited-edition watch from Tokyoflash Japan.  This watch has a wooden case and band available in your choice of red or dark sandalwood or maple.  Time is displayed as a “composition of stylized hexagons” on the black, blue, or purple face with electroluminescent backlighting.  In addition to the 12-hour time Read More…

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Martian Watches G2G smart watch review

on Friday, August 30th, 2013

Smart watches are the big topic lately, with rumors of various companies supposedly releasing their version at any moment now.  If you don’t want to wait, there are some smart watches already on the market.  (You can see reviews done here at The Gadgeteer of some smart watches in the related links at the bottom Read More…

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Time flies with Tokoyoflash Japan’s new turbine-style watch

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan‘s latest watch was “inspired by aviation and automotive themes; Kisai Blade features a custom made turbine-style lens beneath which digital tube LEDs rotate like a propellor to display the time in an easy to read way.”   The Blade’s case and strap are made of stainless steel in black, gold, or silver, and Read More…

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Interesting Ring Clock project on Indiegogo

on Monday, August 26th, 2013

This Indiegogo project caught my eye this past week. The Ring Clock is a relatively high-tech timepiece made of 316L surgical stainless steel. It has an ultrathin LED light array and 6mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery that enable it to operate. Time is displayed by the three exterior rings rotating independently. Setting the time and charging the battery Read More…

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TomTom puts GPS tech into 2 new fitness watches

on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

The popularity of fitness bands and watches is currently at an all time high. Everyone wants to know how they measure up with their daily step count, running distance, and other health stats. One of the newest fitness watches to show up on the scene is from what I thought was an unlikely company – Read More…

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Now time does the Neutron Dance

on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan has introduced a new watch that looks like something that Al would have worn on Quantum Leap.  The Kisai Neutron watch has “sub-surface” LED bars that display the time by either pulsing through the four digits and colon or by having them roll up and off the display.  The lights can be set Read More…

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The Kreyos Meteor smartwatch is a meteor that fits on your wrist

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Over the last year or so, the fabled Dick Tracy or smartwatch has gone from comic books and Sci-Fi fantasy to a working reality. With several products on the market and more rumored to be on the way, the Kreyos Meteor is aiming to knock its competitors out of orbit. The Kreyos Meteor, although similar Read More…

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SpringBreak appeals to woodiphiles with their line of Maple wood wristwatchs

on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

We’ve seen wooden watches before from WeWOOD and Tokyoflash, but the wooden watches from SpringBreak Watches have them beat in at least one important way – affordability. SpringBreak also donates a portion of each sale to help fight childhood hunger in America. Each donation provides up to 10 meals to a child in need. The watches Read More…

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A watch that can tell you how drunk you are

on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The new Kisai Intoxicated Breathalyzer Watch from Tokyoflash Japan has the normal watch functions: time, date, and alarm.  It also includes a breathalyzer function that can give you an estimation of your intoxication and a Sobriety Game that tests your reflexes.  The time has an always-on LCD and is shown in the negative spaces.  The Read More…

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Citizen Men’s CA0467-11H Eco-Drive Primo Chronograph Watch review

on Sunday, June 9th, 2013

With only one week left until Father’s Day, I’m sure a lot of you are still scrambling to try to find the perfect gift for your dear old Dad. How about a very snazzy watch? Citizen sent me one of their latest Eco-Drive watches – the CA0467-11H Eco-Drive Primo Chronograph Watch to be exact to try out. Read More…

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EmoPulse – Taking the smartwatch to the next level

on Friday, May 31st, 2013

The EmoPulse Smile is a futuristic bracelet watch that is currently seeking $300,000 in funding as an indiegogo project. The Smile (strange name…) features a flexible color touchscreen display, 4G LTE connectivity that can be used as a standalone phone, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, NFC, FM Radio, Thunderbolt, GPS, wireless charging, 3 cameras, 7 Read More…

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The Quickindicator watch has the world’s quickest minute hand

on Monday, May 20th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Quickindicator from Nord Zeitmachine promises it has the world’s quickest minute hand on a wrist watch.  I’m not sure what the benefits of a quick minute hand are, but the watch does look very cool.  These watches are made in Switzerland in a one-man shop.  Daniel, the owner of Nord Zeitmachine, has a few Read More…

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Tokyoflash wooden watches

on Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan has two new watches that reuse a couple of old face designs.  The design change lies with the cases and bands.  The Kisai Stencil watch (top) has a blue, red, or mirror LCD face with a maple wood case and white leather band or a sandalwood face and black leather band.  The Kisai Read More…