New year, new bizarre Tokyoflash watch. The Kinsai Console is the latest special edition from the Japanese company, and this time around it's based on a fan-voted concept called Bright Time. A full three separate screens are squeezed into the stainless steel casing, taking on hours and different portions of minutes.
You only need to read the name Tokyoflash to know that we are going to be talking about a watch that is nearly impossible to read. The latest watch from the company is really cool, but hard to read. The thing is called the Kisai RPM watch and it has a black stainless steel strap and face.
Anytime we write the name Tokyoflash you know that a strange watch is coming. A new concept device from the company is one of those things that you can look at for a long time and see nothing. Once you can wrap your mind around what you are looking at the time on the screen is obvious in the images below.
Almost all of the watches that I see over on Tokyoflash are so confusing I don’t think I would ever be able to tell time on them without an instruction manual and even then it would be a challenge. A new watch concept is on the site now that is pretty cool and I can actually use it. The watch has a rectangular face and instead of numbers or arcane symbols, it just uses words.
Tokyoflash's latest attempt to bamboozle our wrists is out, and the Traffic does at least have numbers from which you can attempt to decipher the time. Like Frogger meets Tron, the watch has a smoked black plastic front with neon LED lights that show hours with the "city streets", five-minute blocks with the "subway" and single minutes with the "highway out of town".
Tokyoflash is one of those companies that we love to talk about, simply because they keep our technology world, which could become cold, bland, and stale in a matter of moments without creative companies, fresh and new. Their digital watches are pretty much legendary around here, and we're happy to bring you another one of their "crazy" inventions. Meet the Changing Lanes digital. And yes, we're still staring at it, too.
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.
Sheesh, I can only imagine how hard a time I would have actually using the Instant Trend watch. Some days I am baffled by a watch with no markings at all, the thing doesn’t even have numbers in its extra geeky mode.
Back in March 2009 bizarre watch manufacturer Tokyoflash asked for some consumer feedback on a potential range of Bluetooth gizmos; now we get to see the fruits of that research. The Japanese company have unveiled the Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C, a neck-pendant Bluetooth hands-free kit with remote buttons for controlling media playback.
The Escape C has controls for play/stop, volume, track skip and an answer-call key in the center, and it also tells the time. Like other Tokyoflash timepieces, however, you'll have to do a little deciphering in order to figure it out; it's all shown cryptically with a series of blue LEDs embedded in the fascia.