These cool new watches from Japan are the first LED timepieces I’ve seen that feature a touch-sensitive display.
Created by Japan’s SeaHope, the Dual Touch LED watch has a display that can react to your touch.
This highly-collectible Space Invaders LED watch came out a couple of years back in Japan, but I certainly could never find a place to buy one. Until now.
I was hunting around looking for something entirely different when I spotted these limited-edition Invaders’ watches over at Japan’s ebten for ¥18,690 (appx.
Here’s a new LED watch that’s sure to draw attention whenever you go to check the time.
The STORM Faze watch features a unique dot-matrix LED display, concealed behind a plastic lens that sort of reminds me of the compound eye of an insect.
Looking for something a little different to set on your bedside table? This new alarm clock tears apart the hours, minutes and seconds and places them on individual time-telling blocks.
Seiji’s LED block alarm clock are interconnected using ribbon cables with enough slack in them to let you stack them pretty much any way you like.
I came across this cool dot-matrix rendition of Mario over on Etsy this morning. Using an original technique the artists refer to as “DOTRIX”, it’s a really unique method for presenting video game (and other pop culture) art.
While this wouldn’t be the first time that I came across a clock that tells time with text, it’s certainly the most wordy version that I’ve seen.
Singapore designer Hans Tan created the Idea of a Clock II using a green LED bulletin board to display the current time using a lengthy textual description.
Instead of using a traditional 2-dimensional display surface, Shade Pixel renders information using a deformable skin surface which provides a 3-dimensional texture to its output.
Developed by researchers at the Design Media Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the device uses a dot-matrix array of solenoids attached to a flexible Spandex skin.
Why print on boring old paper, when you can get your message across on some nice bouncy ping pong balls? The appropriately named PingPongPrinter can print dot-matrix messages directly onto the spherical surface of ping pong balls.
I just love the clean, minimal design of this white-on-white LED clock from Japan. The simple dot-matrix display is powered by bright white LEDs layered beneath a clear and white acrylic shell.
The clock offers alarm capability, and can be automatically set via a radio signal (although it’s possible this feature only works in Japan).
This cool decorative tape lets you leave messages by blacking out the the white areas. A brilliantly simple design concept, the tape works in pretty much any language thanks to its free-form display concept.
Perfect for labeling boxes, temporary signage, creating impromptu artworks or modern graffiti, the tape comes in either a dot-matrix or segmented style.
Check out this never before seen episode of 24, shot back in the early 1990s.
Apparently, CTU’s technology hadn’t come along quite as far as it has today.
Seriously, I don’t know what’s funnier, the AOL and Prodigy references, or the old brick cordless phone.