Usually if we're looking for a distinctive watch we head straight over to Tokyoflash, but Kibardindesign's Sputnik Watch is interesting enough to divert our attention. Original a mere concept, it seems strong interest has encouraged the company to produce it, and it's currently up for preorder at a bargain $40.
Every time I hear the name Tokyoflash I automatically think about watches that you need an instruction book to tell time on. The latest offering from the company is the Kisai Round Trip Pocket watch and its case design reminds me a bit of the Kisai Escape C Bluetooth pendant we talked about back in February.
Sony may not have made any significant changes to their flexible OLED laptop concept since we saw it first at CES back in January, but the sleek prototype is so alluring that SlashGear Japan couldn't walk past it at CEATEC this week without grabbing a photo. Intended to showcase the potential of ultra-thin OLED touchscreens, the concept combines both display and keyboard into a single, flexible layer.
We're used to Tokyoflash watches being troublesome to decipher, but this Diesel DZ9044 may end up hurting your wrist, not your brain. Rather than put the dial on the front, Diesel have slipped four tiny watch-faces onto the left and right sides of the timepiece, meaning you may have to get used to bending your wrist every time you want to know if it's almost lunchtime.
It's the final Week in Review of 2008, and unsurprisingly it's been a relatively quiet week what with the holiday festivities taking priority. Hopefully you've not spent your entire shopping budget on gifts, however, as there are still quite a few interesting gadgets on the horizon. Notebooks small and large again seized the headlines, with various Sony websites dripping out news regarding the company's upcoming VAIO netbook. First a January 9th announcement was promised, then the netbook form-factor confirmed, and finally we've got spec details. At the other end of the scale, more details of Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds appeared, while the mobile workstation itself showed up in photos and on video.
SlashGear's Sleek Audio Giveaway ended last week, and we're pleased to announce the two winners. Taking first prize - a set of Sleek Audio's awesome SA6 in-ear monitor headphones and the company's W-1 Wireless Adapter - is SlashGear reader Jamaise Wilson. Taking second prize, a set of SA6 headphones, is Heather Creely. Many thanks to Sleek Audio for donating the prizes!
Remember, you can still win a Tokyoflash Radio Active Active Reactor watch - no longer available to buy - in our current giveaway, together with two runner-up prizes of any watch from the company’s current catalog. Head over to the competition to find out how to enter, but do it fast - the closing date is Monday 29th December!
SlashGear's Plantronics Discovery 925 Giveaway ended this week, and we're pleased to announce the winner: Zoey Smith, of Escondido, California. Zoey takes away six Bluetooth headsets worth almost $900, the perfect Christmas present and perfect to keep safe (and legal!) when behind the wheel. Many thanks to Plantronics for helping out with the giveaway.
Remember, you can still win a Tokyoflash Radio Active Active Reactor watch - no longer available to buy - in our current giveaway, together with two runner-up prizes of any watch from the company's current catalog. Head over to the competition to find out how to enter!
Another day, another utterly bonkers Tokyo Flash watch. Today's wrist-mounted slab of confusion is the Kisai Denshoku, apparently inspired by the neon skylines of Tokyo, and telling the time through a series of animated light-up bars.
If you're looking for a geeky watch then you could easily head straight over to Tokyoflash, who are known for their almost indecipherable LED displays. Alternatively, Maywadenki's Zihotch Retro Phone Watch goes more classic with its design; classic rotary phone, that is. There are no hands, no LCD or even LEDs - instead, you dial 117 to have the watch speak the time out loud to you.