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Category: Timepieces

Apple and Intel Rumored to Team up for Smartwatch in 2013

Apple and Intel Rumored to Team up for Smartwatch in 2013
No matter how you feel about Apple, you have to admit that the company did change the smartphone world when it unveiled the first iPhone 5-1/2 years ago. Apple then came back and set the tablet world on its ear with the iPad.

Holy Crap, This Nixie Clock is Cool

Holy Crap, This Nixie Clock is Cool
There’s just something so cool about the design of Nixie tubes – I think it’s just that for such an old technology, they’re still sort of timeless. It’s been a little while since I saw a really good looking Nixie clock though, but this one was definitely worth the wait.
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Keep Sleeping with the Snooze iPhone Dock

Keep Sleeping with the Snooze iPhone Dock
Like almost everyone who owns a smartphone, I use my iPhone as an alarm clock, since I tend to have it around me almost all of the time. The one thing that I miss about using a phone as an alarm clock is that there is no real snooze button for me to abuse.

Tokyoflash Kisai Spider’s Transparent Display Lets You View Your Wrist Hairs

Tokyoflash Kisai Spider’s Transparent Display Lets You View Your Wrist Hairs
Just like many Japanese watches, this new one from Tokyoflash looks somewhat hard to read, but apparently after having worn the watch for a day or so, you’ll be able to easily tell the time. But it’s not just the time-telling that makes this watch unique.

Tokyoflash Kisai Space Digits Watch: Initially Dumbfounding but Easily Readable

Tokyoflash Kisai Space Digits Watch: Initially Dumbfounding but Easily Readable
Some watches are easy to read, and then there are some that are just plain indecipherable. While I prefer watches that are easy to read, and that allow you to tell the time but with a glance, this new Tokyoflash is a mix of both.

MIO Alpha Heart Rate Watch: Looking for a Heartbeat

MIO Alpha Heart Rate Watch: Looking for a Heartbeat
If you’ve ever used a heart rate monitor to track your fitness level while running or cycling, you’ll know that these usually aren’t compact devices. Most of them involve strapping a harness around your body so that the monitor can get a decent reading from your heart.

Ziiiro Saturn Watch: Telling Time with Rings

Ziiiro Saturn Watch: Telling Time with Rings
I’ve gotten so used to Tokyoflash having a corner on the cool digital watch market, that I’m always pleasantly surprised when another company comes along with a nifty LCD watch. Up until now, the guys over at Ziiiro have focused on analog designs (and putting too many ‘i’s in the name of their company.)

Tokyoflash Kisai Polygon LCD Watch: Telling Time with Triangles (and Hexagons)

Tokyoflash Kisai Polygon LCD Watch: Telling Time with Triangles (and Hexagons)
If you’ve followed Technabob for a while, you know that we’ve always enjoyed the cool and offbeat modern watch designs coming out of Tokyoflash Japan. The latest digital model to find its way from the watchmaker is no exception.

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around

LEGO Time Twister 2 Clock: Time is Better the Second Time Around
About a year ago, I spotted this cool mechanical LEGO clock called the Time Twister. It was a pretty amazing build, recreating the segmented display of an LCD clock, entirely with LEGO parts. Well its builder, Hans Andersson is back with a new version – the Time Twister 2.

iRock Rocking Chair Charges Your iPad While You Rock

iRock Rocking Chair Charges Your iPad While You Rock
It looks like modded rocking chairs are getting more popular this year. First, it was Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex’s Rocking-Knit chair that knitted while you rocked. And now it’s the iRock. If you’re not into knitting but love rocking anyways, then maybe the iRock is more up your alley.

Tokyoflash Kisai Maru: Hard to Read, or Not?

Tokyoflash Kisai Maru: Hard to Read, or Not?
As cool as their displays look, there are just some modern watches that will just leave people staring blankly at the watch face – kind of like the new Tokyoflash Kisai Maru. However, it’s really not that tricky once you get the hang of it.

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS

Apple to Pay Swiss $21 Million for Copying Clock Design in iOS
I’ve always liked using the clock applications on my smartphone. You never really think about the design of the clock faces, but apparently they can be copyrighted works. Recently, Apple was sued for copying the Swiss Federal Railway’s clock design in iOS.

Paper Blade E-Ink Watch Concept Offers a Refreshingly Different Design

Paper Blade E-Ink Watch Concept Offers a Refreshingly Different Design
I think E-ink display watches are some of the most underrated timepieces out there. They have cool, modern and easy-on-the-eyes displays, with the only downside being their lack of self-illumination. While there aren’t a ton of E-ink watches on the market, I’d love to see this cool design concept get produced.

Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist

Higgs Boson Watch Puts the God Particle on Your Wrist
While you might think you need to be a physicist with a particle accelerator to experience the elusive Higgs Boson particle, you’re right. But if you’d like to pay tribute to the recent accomplishments of the CMS and ATLAS teams at the Large Hadron Collider, then grab this watch.

The 1:Face Watch: Support a Good Cause While Telling the Time

The 1:Face Watch: Support a Good Cause While Telling the Time
You’ve probably seen people with rubber-band-like bracelets advocating one cause or another, but if you’re like me, you’d appreciate something a little more functional. The 1:Face Watch supports a variety of causes and lets you tell the time at the same time.

Vintage Record Zombie Clocks: Dawn of the Dead Vinyl

Vintage Record Zombie Clocks: Dawn of the Dead Vinyl
Vintage vinyl records are fun to listen to, but what do you do with all of that old stuff that you don’t want to listen to? Well, you can always make some Zombie record clocks like Etsy seller MoralMustache.
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