(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: Having LEDs all around the wrist is a big dream. It’s cool and makes you wanna show off! TIKR is one way to do it.
It’s basically a watch with a rigid case and soft straps with the only differences that
a) both elements are smoothly connected, making it look like a bracelet,
b) the strap areas contain LEDs and
c) they also contain magnets.
I tried to imagine a technically not too challenging bracelet with a multifunctional display. The most challenging part is not the technology here, it is the flexibility and durability.
There are 60 LEDs arranged in three columns. I took the legendary PIMP watch as example and I didn’t want to have more LEDs. Three LED columns work fine because I am using a 3×3 pixel font to let the bracelet tell time, date and text.
Time can also be told in a 12-5-9 mode. There are indicators for groups of 3 LEDs to ease up counting.
Lying down closed, TIKR makes a cool alarm clock.
The most impressing part is the possibility to play animations all around the wrist. This would make you look like a boss in the club! Or in the subway, or in the supermarket… A USB rechargeable battery seems reasonable. I would recommend a bluetooth connection to the wearer’s smartphone. This makes adding own text and animations simple. Further bluetooth functions are possible then. Magnets in the last inches of the bracelet make it close easily and let it be variable all the time. The bracelet itself has a neutral shape.
It can look sci-fi or kawaii, depending on the color scheme.
Tik tok, TIKR rocks.