(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: Being a fan of watches its hard to believe that there are people out there that dont like them.
Some of these people are also not keen on mobile phones let alone having to look at their phones to tell the time. So it seems there is a niche for a time telling device that is neither a phone or watch but is compact to be carried on one person.
Most people carrier a wallet or purse as debit cards and credit cards are a necessary evil of modern living so I decided to come up with a credit card sized clock that is compact enough to fit into a wallet or pocket or could be worn on ones person. The creativly named “Time-Card” was born.
Its also worth pointing out that there is market for credit card sized gadgets, I have seen a few exaples of this that include card sized utility knives, golf accesories, memory cards and calculators etc. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.
The time card is a uber thin credit card sized clock. As size is an issue I have opted for LCD for my example. The reason being that its possible to make LCDs very thin but also they can run for a long time on very small batteries. I have opted to use an analogue 12/11/4 format in a star-treky console stylie, but as there is potentially a large screen area this could have easily been an analogue 12/60 format like “Rogue”. I have also included a digital area, this could be turned on or off as prefered and could display the same time as the analogue part or duel time, alarm, date etc etc. Other features include a kick stand so it can be stood up like a travel clock, a belt clip so the clock can be fastened to bags or clothing, a couple of notches under the belt clip so a cord or laynard could be used and speakers for alarm and chime functions.
This design will hopefully apeal to those people who are not fans of wrist watches but still like to have a portable time telling device on them other than mobile phones. A modern day pocket watch if you will. The time card may also appeal to people who just like querky and unusual products and the odd treky
The credit card proportions, lack of a watch strap and sci-fi time telling stylie seperates this concept from others.