Cool Clocks

Believe it or not one of the gadget-y-est devices is the clock. Telling time is an experience with some of these devices. In fact there are so many clock gadgets they warrant a section of their own

 

Matrix reveals the PowerWatch X

by Edwin - on January 9th, 2018

Most of the time, we would think that a watch is powered through one of three methods: the traditional button cell battery, kinetic energy, or solar power. Matrix decided to take the road less traveled with a no-less adventurous timepiece known as the PowerWatch X, allowing it to run on one’s body heat alone. It is starting to sound as though we are entering an era like the Matrix, where we humans end up as “batteries” for the machines. Still, Matrix’s PowerWatch X is something that boggles the mind, where it will be powered by the wearer’s body itself, which is made possible by a proprietary thermoelectric energy converter.

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Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch

by Edwin

misfit-command-hybridFancy picking up a smartwatch that also carries a blend of the traditional analog timepiece? Well, if that is your intention, you would definitely have no issues when you lay your eyes upon the Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch. This is an advanced timepiece which will merge the iconic design of the old school analog watch while offering the kind of powerful connectivity that only a smartwatch is able to deliver.

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Martian Watches reveals the mVoice G2

by Edwin

mvoice-g2The mVoice G2 is not any ordinary smartwatch, but rather, this is the first hybrid smartwatch of its kind that will boast of a smart display alongside traditional watch hands. It would make it quite the novelty, don’t you think so? This is exactly what makes us so enamored with the mVoice G2, where it features a timeless and preserved watch design that offers smart access to the wearer to virtual assistants, apps and others using all but a simple voice command.

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DKNY Minute is the fashion label’s first smartwatch

by Edwin

dkny-minuteWho would have thought that mainstream fashion label DKNY would end up churning out their very own smartwatch for the masses? Yet, this is exactly what happened, and the first smartwatch from them would be known as the DKNY Minute. Now available for interested parties, the asking price of the DKNY Minute stands at $155 and goes upwards from there. This is a representation of the dynamic synthesis of style and technology, where the latest hybrid smartwatch technology will work in tandem alongside a classic DKNY watch style. Oh yes, it is meant for the ladies only, so the men will have to sit out on the DKNY Minute.

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PowerWatch begins to ship

by Edwin

powerwatchIt has taken less than a year after materials science pioneer Matrix Industries’ crowdfunding effort took off to great success, and now the shipment of its PowerWatch to initial backers has commenced. This highly sought after PowerWatch is touted to be the first device of its kind, in the sense where it is powered by the wearer’s body itself. This is the perfect demonstration of Matrix’s proprietary thermoelectric energy converter, where the energy harvesting performance of the PowerWatch can be attributed to a trio of key technical advances that are currently unmatched by existing technologies.

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G-Shock MR-G connected timepieces get a couple of new models

by Edwin

new-gshock-mrgCasio’s G-Shock has long been the gold standard for affordable timepieces that are extremely tough and more than capable of handling just about anything that you throw at it. There is a constant improvement in the kind of G-Shock models that hit the market, and the newest two models under the MR-G connected watches from G-Shock will boast of 3-way time sync connectivity.

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LunaR is a solar-powered smartwatch

by Edwin

lunar-smartwatchA smartwatch more often than not comes with its very own collection of features apart from simply telling the time. It will, most of the time, be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, alerting you of any incoming messages or phone calls so that you know who is contacting you without having to go through the trouble of taking out your smartphone from your pocket. However, smartwatches have far less battery life compared to their standard issue counterparts, for one simple reason: the processor within, screen time, and other chips require plenty of juice compared to just having a few hands ticking away. Why not harness the power of the sun? This is exactly what the deal is with LunaR, a solar-powered smartwatch that has been launched on Kickstarter.

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Casio announces men’s G-Shock G-Steel line of connected watches

by Edwin

gshock-gsteelThe humble watch used to be a tool to tell the time, but over the years, it has ended up as a fashion statement, one that could even cost more than an entire house if it is studded with jewels and other kinds of precious gems. Well, the watch was said to die a slow death with the introduction of smartwatches, but such a prediction has proven to be otherwise. The luxury line of watches continue to sell well regardless of the economic climate among the well-heeled and famous, while the regular watch maintains its market share as smartwatches struggle to break into the mainstream consciousness and being a “must have” item on everyone’s wrists. Casio forges on with its very first connected watches for men, the G-Shock G-Steel line.

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