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The first smart watch designed just for women

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The Smart & Cool Smartwatch is an Indiegogo project.  The designer says these are the first quartz, Bluetooth smart watches designed just for women, though they do promise there will be a men’s line soon.  These watches use Bluetooth 1.2.1 to connect with your smart phone.  When you have an incoming call, the caller IDRead More…

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This watch tells you the time and saves your data, too

on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan just introduced their newest watch, the Kisai Upload Wood Memory Watch.  The front of the case and accents along the band are made of either dark sandalwood (with a blue LCD face) or maple (with a natural LCD face); the rest of the case, band, and clasp are stainless steel.  It also holdsRead More…

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#ad Cool alarm clocks that ensure you get out of bed every morning

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Chances are that your regular alarm clock isn’t doing its job because it’s just too easy to hit the snooze button over and over. But what if you couldn’t do that? Our friends at Faveable have compiled a list of really funky alarm clocks that will ensure that you get out of bed and have fun doingRead More…

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Grace Digital introduces the Encore Wi-Fi Music System

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Boasting clearer vocals and deeper bass compared to the industry standard, the Encore Wi-Fi Music System from Grace Digital features a 2.1-channel audio system with dual 3” tweeter/midrange speakers and a bottom facing 4” woofer powered by a digital class D amp. This system is designed to connect to your Wi-Fi network for access to thousands ofRead More…

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Time for pew pew pew

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

ThinkGeek is currently taking preorders for their Asteroids-inspired Classic Arcade Wristwatch.  Despite looking just like an old school arcade cabinet, complete with mini joystick, a majority of the watch is purely decorative.  Sad trombone.  The face features space rocks of different sizes for the hour and minutes hands and a space ship seconds hand.  TheRead More…

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Forget about smartwatches, get a Comic Book Watch from ThinkGeek

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Smartwatches might be able to tell you when your wife is calling, let you read the latest text message from your BFF and buzz you when it’s time for your appointment, but they don’t look nearly as cool as these officially licensed Retro DC Comic Book Watches from ThinkGeek. There are two versions of theRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – high tech solution for a low tech problem

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago our 25 year old grandfather clock stopped running. We tried restarting it multiple times by swinging the pendulum and it would run for 30 minutes or longer, but would then stop at some point. We had a clock doctor come to the house to clean the clock 7 years ago andRead More…

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Here’s the perfect alarm clock for Star Trek fans

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks

The Star Trek Enterprise Projection Alarm Clock from ThinkGeek will make a perfect decoration on the night table of any Star Trek fan.  It’s more than a decoration, though.  This model of the Enterprise NCC-1701 is an alarm clock that can project the time onto the ceiling.  When the alarm rings, the nacelles light up.  ItRead More…

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Mouve M01 watch is a bold, automatic timepiece

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Surveys may show that wristwatches are less popular than ever due to people carrying mobile phones, but I for one am glad they are still around. My favorite watch styles tend to be big, bold and heavy-duty. That’s why the Mouve M01 caught my eye. Currently in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign, the Mouve M01 features a 27-jewelRead More…

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch review

on Sunday, January 19th, 2014

When the folks at Verizon asked me if I’d like to try out the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, I had to take a minute to make my decision. Truth be told, it’s been 10 years since I was excited about a watch. That was back in 2004 when Microsoft SPOT watches were popular. I wantedRead More…

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COGITO ORIGINAL – the “connected watch”

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It seems the consensus that 2014 is the year of wearable tech. And while my vote is still out on the subject, this smartwatch did catch my eye. I noticed, not because of its high-tech look or bleeding-edge specs, but because of its classic understated design.  The COGITO ORIGINAL from ConnecteDevice Limited appears to be a relativelyRead More…

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Move through space and time with this Tokyoflash Japan watch

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan‘s latest watch features a two-tone wood case and band.  The Kisai Space Digits watch features “a futuristic time display framed by a dual-layered laminated hardwood case.”  (The watch above is displaying 08:50.)  This watch has an alarm mode, an “always on” LCD display, and an electroluminescent backlight for nighttime viewing.  The natural wood isRead More…

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Meet the Pebble Steel Smartwatch

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Pebble has just announced a new version of their popular smartwatch, the Pebble Steel.  This version of the smartwatch is made of milled stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass, and it comes with metal and leather straps.  It’s fully compatible with existing Pebble apps for iOS and Android.  The Pebble Steel runs for $249, and you canRead More…

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Wake to soothing chirps and tweets with the Bird Clock

on Friday, December 20th, 2013

Japanese design company &design have created a unique alarm clock that is shaped like a bird. The Bird Clock is made of wood and can be mounted on the wall or on the included base. The back has an LCD that displays the time, but the idea is that you just use the LCD toRead More…

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Citizen AO9030-05E Eco-Drive Avion watch review

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

We have featured quite a few time pieces here on the Gadgeteer, including smart watches and funky Japanese watches with unusual displays. Those styles of watches may be unique and packed with features, but if your idea of the perfect wrist watch is more old school, you should check out the Avion from Citizen. TheRead More…

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I’ve seen a lot of talk about a see-through smartphone – how about a see-through watch?

on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

If you weren’t one of the lucky people to win a Tokyoflash Japan watch in the recent contest here at The Gadgeteer, you can purchase yourself Tokyoflash’s newest, unique offering.  The face of the Kisai Spider Acetate is a transparent, slightly smoked acetate LCD panel that lets you see through to the skin beneath.  ItRead More…

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You had better watch out for the Ceramic Collection watchband for the 6th generation iPod nano

on Saturday, December 7th, 2013

It’s the holidays once again, and if you are like me, you are searching for the perfect gift for that one tech savvy person in your life – that one person who finds a tech product they like and use it until its demise. If you have one of those in your life and theyRead More…

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Keep an eye on how much you’ve had to drink with this watch

on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan has issued a new version of their Kisai Intoxicated watch.  This version has a comfortable silicone band and ABS plastic case in your choice of black or white, but it still has a breathalyzer function that can give you an estimation of your intoxication and a Sobriety Game that tests your reflexes.  The watchRead More…

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Spikenzie Labs Solder:Time Desk Clock review

on Sunday, December 1st, 2013

I am a huge fan of the DIY/maker movement that has come up recently.  Every year since 2010, my significant other and I enjoy going to Maker Faire in Queens, NY.  It sparks my interest in what people create and hack, and gives me ideas of my own.  There are many vendors that show offRead More…

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Tokyoflash Japan introduces a wooden version of their Polygon watch

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Tokyoflash Japan has recently introduced some new watches with wooden cases and bands.  Their newest offering, the Kisai Polygon Wooden Watch, has a dark sandalwood case and a leather band.  The face is available in blue or mirror.  The watch displays the time and date on the “always on” LCD display; it also has anRead More…

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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 orRead 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 onRead 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 sandalwoodRead 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 dateRead 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 appRead More…