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While the rest of the world is voicing their want, disgust or lack of an opinion on the Apple Watch, a nerdy watch made by one man has become so popular he quickly sold out of his initial stock and had to outsource the assembly of the succeeding batches.
A few weeks back I mentioned the Cadence 4-bit binary wristwatch. That watch was cool, but if you are like me, it doesn’t matter how cool it is if you don’t wear a watch. This is the Cadence 4-bit Binary Wall clock and it uses the same time telling method that the wristwatch uses.
Geeky watches are a staple around here. We like them even if we don’t wear them since we all have pockets stuffed with smartphones and tablets these days. If you are the watch-wearing sort though, you might like this new watch from Cadence that has the style geeks crave.
Here’s a keyboard designed for the ultimate computer geek. It’s got three, count ’em, three, keys – a zero, a one, and a done button.
If you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be reading Technabob.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I glance at my watch, I need to know the time pretty quickly. I don’t have time to try and figure out what exactly my fancy new Japanese timepiece is trying to tell me.
Here’s a ring that will earn you a smile – and maybe even more – from math and computer geeks. Made of hand-forged sterling silver, the Computer Love Ring has the following engraved on its surface: 01101001 ♥ 01110101.
You could easily buy your own binary clock or watch, but is that really in the spirit of such a timepiece? One could easily argue that a purchased binary watch just isn’t quite geeky enough. If you want to show your real geek cred, you’ve got to bust out some tools and make your own.
These Encoder Rings are decorated with holes that represent a 64-character code rendered in binary. This is your big chance to wear sensitive data on your finger, since only geeks with great eyesight would ever have a chance of figuring out what was on there.
At first glance this just looks like a nice, stylish button-down dress shirt. But upon further examination, you’ll notice that its shading isn’t just some sort of abstract pattern. It’s actually comprised of tens of thousands of little 0’s and 1’s.