Eyeclock

Written by willbe in Design, Watches

Eyeclock by Mike Mak is a pleasuring clock which gives pleasure while telling you time.

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Pixel Clock

Written by willbe in Design

The Pixel Clock is designed by Francois Azambourg. Face in honeycomb-effect fibreglass with 300 LED’s, encircled by a satin white lacquered steel bezel. Equipped with a switch to turn the LED’s on or off, and a transparent cable to allow it to be plugged into a socket if not wired directly into the wall.

This remind me another version of “pixeled” clock by Draft:

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The Tortoise and the Hare race clock fun design by Ignacio Pilotto

The Tortoise and the Hare race clock fun design by Ignacio Pilotto

rabbit and turtle race clock fun design

rabbit and turtle race clock fun design

Do you remember the tale about the Tortoise and the Hare? If you like it you’ll like this Race clock by Ignacio Pilotto.

The “race” hand is for the hours and spins around slowest of them all. The tortoise is the minute hand, making a slow but moderate pace around the face of the clock. And the hare is the second hand, of cource!

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Tokyo Flash Watches

Written by willbe in Design, Gadgets, Watches

Tokyoflash is the worlds leading supplier of unique Japanese watches. Established in 2000 we have been giving our customers the chance to own a cutting edge piece of wrist wear otherwise only available in the land of the rising sun.

Our design philosophy is to create something unique, fashionable and functional. Tokyoflash is not here to design in the established watch arena – there are already many great designers doing that now. What we are trying to do is create a whole new market where your watch is an individual fashion statement and talking point.

Japan’s eclectic fashion scene is the perfect environment for the type of designers that we like to work with in creating watches combining exceptional originality, unique styling and eastern aesthetics.

Men’s “Star Performer”

Tokyo Flash Men's Star Performer

If you’re looking for a watch that helps you through the day and increases your good fortune while looking amazingly hip and futuristic, then we suggest you wrap the Star Performer around your wrist. Tokyo Flash has done it again, delivering a unique timepiece that is a bit cryptic to use, but so utterly stylish you’ll be willing to learn. The watch displays the functions by lighting up the number in the column that is needed. Watch lights up one number in each column to tell the time. For example, 1-2-5-3 would be 12:53. The four icons on top light up when the mode is selected. From left to right, the icons are Clock, Sun, $, and a Martini Glass. The Clock icon represents the time and if it is the evening, the Martini Glass will also light up to remind you that it’s happy hour. The Sun icon represents the day and date. The digits 1-7 on the left side are for each day (1 equals Sunday, and 7 equals Saturday), and the left two columns represent the days. The $ icon represents the year and symbolizes good fortune in the future. And if you really want to show off, use the Pimp mode light-up function to set an “optical alarm” that will turn up all the lights in a firework-like manner at whatever moment you select. The Star Performer measures 2.9 centimeters across, 5.5 centimeters long, and 1.1 centimeters thick, and features a band made of solid stainless steel (maximum wrist size 21.0 cm) with a push-button, fold-over clasp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Human Clock

Written by willbe in Fun, Watches

Human Clock

Totally useless, but fun. You can see flash-clock made of human figures on http://billychasen.com/clock/.

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Patented in 1882 alarm clock

Written by willbe in Fun

Alert Driver

This is a “Device for Waking Persons from Sleep” patented in 1882. Look what author said:

” . . . The object of my invention is to construct a simple and effective device for waking persons from sleep at any time which may have previously been determined upon, the device being also adapted for use in connection with an electric or other burglar-alarm apparatus, in place of the usual gong-alarms. . .

Ordinary bell or rattle alarms are not at all times effective for their intended purpose, as a person in time becomes so accustomed to the noise that sleep is not disturbed when the alarm is sounded. The main aim of my invention is to provide a device which will not be liable to this objection.

In carrying out my invention I suspend a light frame in such a position that it will hang directly over the head of the sleeper, the suspending-cord being combined with automatic releasing devices, whereby the frame is at the proper time permitted to fall into the sleeper’s face . . . the only necessity to be observed in constructing the frame being that when it falls it will strike a light blow, sufficient to awaken the sleeper, but not heavy enough to cause pain. . . ”

Found here

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Another way to use watches

Written by willbe in Watches

Alert Driver Fatigue Wrist Device

Alert Driver

Designed by Daniel Ruffle, this future concept flexible rubber device uses motion combined with reaction time to determine whether or not you are suffering from driver fatigue. The device comunicates with an RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tag positioned in your car and only starts to detect whether you are tired when you are in your car. The device can be bent to fit your wrist, and has memory to stay in position, to ensure it will not fall off.

[Found at Yanko Design]

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More Strange Watches

Written by willbe in Watches

Watches can be used for just about everything these days, from watching TV to learning Japanese, here are some more strange (or cool) for your enjoyment. Which ones are your favorites?

Linux-Powered Watch

Developed jointly by IBM and eMagin, this OLED Linux watch was ahead of its time. It basically had a host of PDA functions (phonebook, scheduler, picture viewer, etc.) and included a monochrome 640 x 480 VGA display.

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When To Wake Up?

Written by willbe in Gadgets

How often have you woken up tired, devoid of any true energy until you have had your first cup of brew? It seems that this happens simply because you woke up at the wrong time, according to your body. The Sleeptracker Watch aims to help you wake up at the time when your body is most alert and ready to start the new day. The Sleeptracker simply monitors your bodily state while you sleep. You give it a window of time that you would like to wake up, say, between 5:30-6:00 am. The watch will then wake you up at the most convenient time during that window, where your body is not in a deep slumber, but rather a “light” sleep. It even records your sleep data, for your own viewing pleasure at a later time.

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Clock. Reduced version.

Written by willbe in Gadgets

Some people wants to see as many functions in their clocks as they can imagine. The others wants to see the genious and simple thing. Here You can see The One-Handed Clock. Original description follows:

“Exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, this clock is based on the design first promulgated by Benjamin Franklin. Popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, one-handed clocks measure time on a faceplate containing 15-minute increments between the hours, eschewing the minute-hand of traditional clocks, and are reminders of a time when technology was taking its first steps toward the lightning fast leaps of today.”

Produced by Hammacher Schlemmer.

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