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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#ad Faveable wants you to know what time it is with these ultra cool watches

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Welcome to the weekend edition of our partnered posts from Faveable, a gadget discovery site for men. Today’s list is a collection of 14 unique and awesome watches. Several of these watches appear to have landed straight from sci-fi movies. And then, there are the “smart” watches which interact with your phone so that you’llRead More…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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 availableRead More…