Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: “Dotrix” is an LCD concept watch that displays the time and date with a code that uses unique patterns of dots to represent numbers.
The code is very easy to understand and decipher once you know how. The letters in the numbers zero to nine have been substituted for dots. The short letters (e, n, o, r, s, v, w, x and z) have each been substituted for a single dot and the tall ones (f, g, h, i and t) have each been substituted for 2 dots, arranged one on top of the other. The groups of dots are especially easy to decode because the shapes of the groups of dots closely resemble the shapes of the original numbers they represent.
In case you’re in a hurry, there’s a “quick reveal” mode so you can display the time and date with more conventional numbers.
Dotrix has an alarm mode and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are made from stainless steel and are shown in various combinations of black and silver, but other colours are possible too. The LCD display is also available in different colours and is “always on”. There are fun animations as well which can be displayed at regular intervals.
This design would probably appeal to anyone who likes quirky modern gadgets, games, puzzles, art, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
It stands out because of its original and easy-to-read cryptic display.