Despite the fact that they're, generally, frustratingly difficult to tell the time from, I do have a soft spot for Tokyoflash watches. One of the company's more recent designs, the Oberon, has been diving in and out of stock for a while now, but they're celebrating a return to availability with the launch of a new, stainless steel variant. The S-Mode Oberon SS uses three rings of blue LEDs to indicate date and time.
Please excuse my cheesy little binary joke, but this watch will work with both types of people, those that can read binary and those that can’t as the 42-LED array is arranged in such a way that you can choose to tell time in binary or other methods. Those other methods include hour centric or minute centric, basically the watch will print out the number of the minute or the hour kind of like your old high school’s score board.
Its true mission is to give you a brain aneurysm while trying to figure out the time. Apparently there are three different “code” modes, one of which is Morse, the other two, I have yet to find an article or retailer even hinting as to what they are other than to say you probably need secret service training from somewhere to figure them out.
If you like weird, eccentric, and cryptic time displays then you'll salivate over the 1000100101 by none other than Tokyoflash. This 1960 classic accessory is absolute Bond and it knows what to do best; confuse your friends. It's straight out of a Star Trek episode with lights flashing and countless patterns that display the time. As far as durability, it's top of the line featuring a metal panel and carbon fiber style strap to weather the elements.
It passes the cool factor test but it lacks additional features which would, of course, require a screen. The standard features include AM & PM, month, date, and day of the week. In addition, buyers might like the automatic light-up feature which is set at 15 minutes. You can also select pre-programmed light patterns to impress your friends or contact outer space if you have that capability.
Price: $85.22 (approx. ¥9800)
1000100101 Watch [Via: Tokyoflash]
Time and tide waits for no man, they say. Well, I can't help you with the tide - ever since my grandmother was swallowed practically whole by some quicksand during a holiday on the East coast of Scotland I've been petrified of the sea - but time, yes, I am your wristwatch saviour.
Run, don't walk, to Tokyoflash and snap up this chunkily gorgeous retro-styled timepiece. Slick with bargain juice at a paltry $128, it's a great two-fingered salute to the drably predictable "waterproof to 100m" multi-dial divers' watches men are supposed to like.
Retrofit Product Page [Tokyoflash]
Activity tracker Shine is headed to Apple Stores this week, with the discrete wearable the latest option in health monitoring to follow in the footsteps of Nike's Fuelband and Jawbone's UP. Initially funded by an Indiegogo campaign late last year, Shine is arguably the most attractive of the health dongles we've seen so far, being a simple metal disc with hidden LEDs to show your daily progress or the current time.
The first Pebble developer SDK is already in limited testing, the company has confirmed, allowing coders to create custom watchfaces for the smartwatch. Pebble is paving the way for new features that won't be in the initial feature-set, too; although it uses Bluetooth 2.1 to connect currently, there's actually a Bluetooth 4.0 chip inside for lower-power wireless in the future, and there's an ambient light sensor which developers will also be able to tap into. On the software side, there's If This Then That integration for extra flexibility. Read on for more details.
This morning you'll first want to see the... plentiful bounty... that Rockstar has unleashed in preparation for Grand Theft Auto V - two screenshots! Next in a slightly more impressive display, analysts have predicted that a whopping 6.5 million Galaxy S III units have been sold in the second quarter of 2012. Today also marks a total of 50 years since the first live television satellite broadcast.
The nutters at Tokyoflash have another hard to read watch that has launched called the Kisai Rogue Touch. The Rogue Touch watch has a touch sensitive screen that allows you to access the watch functions like the backlight. The watch also allows you to read the time in two zones at a glance making it even more confusing than normal to read.