Design Challenge

RPM: Under Technical Consideration

April 8th, 2010
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The RPM concept design that was featured on February 5th has made it to the next stage of development and is now under technical consideration. We really appreciate the feedback everyone provided and have carefully considered each comment.

Certain updates have been made to the original concept and we are now in the process of deciding whether the watch can go into production.

Kisai RPM is now available to buy here.

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Instant Trend

April 1st, 2010

Get Twitter and Facebook updates instantly to your wrist. This concept watch has integrated Bluetooth so that when you pair with your smartphone, any notifications received will be transmitted directly to your watch. Great for keeping up to date with what’s going on with your friends and with trending topics across the globe. You can scan through recent notifications by pressing the buttons.

Reading the time is simple, just add the blocks; 12 blocks for hours, 5 blocks for groups of 10 minutes and single minutes 1-9. The design is made of stainless steel and also has world time and date. Read the rest of this entry »

USB Memory Watch

March 24th, 2010

A concept LED time piece with integrated USB flash memory for data storage. Just take the watch off and connect to the USB key on the end of the strap to the USB port on your computer to upload or download your data. Perfect for keeping your data in a secure place.

The watch has a rubber wrist band and stainless steel case and the interface features rings of LEDs to display the time; hours on the outside, groups of five minutes in the upper circle, four single minutes in the lower circle. The remaining ring indicates the used/remaining storage capacity on the flash memory. The design is also rechargeable via USB. Read the rest of this entry »

Binary Flow

March 23rd, 2010

At last, a concept design that is extremely simple to read. Hours, groups of 10 minutes and single minutes are shown in three sections; each line indicating an hour, a group of 10 minutes or a single minute. The date is shown in the same way. Within this simple display, the time is also shown in binary – great for those who like a challenge.

A USB rechargeable design that uses a combination of materials to create the case and strap; stainless steel merges into rubber and the e-paper display is embedded within. Read the rest of this entry »

Laser Timing

March 17th, 2010

A concept wrist watch that uses a laser light to display the time. With a touch of the button on the side, a beam of light is sent out of the front of the watch through a small window and the laser within reflects the time onto a surface where the watch is pointed.

The time display appears like a target: hours in the outer ring, groups of five minutes on the second ring and single minutes on the inner most ring. The blank face and dark stainless steel case create a mysterious look. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Line

March 16th, 2010

An e-paper design with a linear time display; the progression of hours and minutes are shown by markers moving down the line and around the side of your wrist, the points on the scale indicating units of time.

The date is shown in a similar way on the left side of the display and this concept will also notify you of messages, emails and calls to your cell phone via Bluetooth to the e-paper interface as well as with a vibration alert.

This design would be USB rechargeable with a leather wrist band. Read the rest of this entry »

3D Unlimited

March 11th, 2010

A concept wrist watch that uses an OEL panel to display the time. With a lenticular lens above the interface, the illusion of depth is created, resulting in a unique 3D effect.

The time is displayed simply in digits on the 3D cube beneath the lens – an unusual visual way to show time. No 3D glasses required! Read the rest of this entry »

E-Clock

March 10th, 2010

An e-paper design that shows the time in two different ways in one watch; digitally and with lines.

The wrist band is made of a thin sheet of stainless steel that wraps around your wrist like a bracelet, the e-paper is positioned beneath this band to form the time and information display.

The watch vibrates to give message, mail and call notifications from your cell phone and these will appear on the screen via Bluetooth wireless technology. With this design, the buttons are positioned at the top of the band. Read the rest of this entry »

E-Paper Timing Update

March 8th, 2010

Thank you for the feedback on the recent concept E-paper design. There are 4 different interface ideas here to fit the watch and we are looking for your feedback on which you like best.

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Communication Band

March 5th, 2010

A concept bluetooth band that can be worn comfortably around your neck. Pair with your cell phone, mp3 player or computer so that you can answer calls or listen to music instantly, hands free and wirelessly without having to carry your devices on you.

To take a call simply put the band onto your head and you’ll be able to listen through the speaker and use the integrated mic to talk. To listen to music you can plug in your own earphones and wear the band around your neck. The time is displayed on one side of the band with hours and minutes in the same position as numbers on a clock. Read the rest of this entry »

E-Paper Timing

March 4th, 2010

A wrist watch concept that uses e-paper to show the time digitally in negative space. This design also vibrates to give message and call notifications from your cell phone which appear on the screen via Bluetooth wireless technology.

Operation buttons are positioned at the bottom of the strap creating a slim bracelet style appearance. The time can be read simply by looking for the digital numbers which are shown between the dark dots. Read the rest of this entry »

Communication Cube

March 3rd, 2010

A cubic bluetooth design with three functions. Wireless connectivity to your mp3 player or mobile phone so that you can take hands free calls or listen to music while you’re driving, walking or cycling. It also has the added benefit of USB memory so that information can be stored. It’s also a time piece.

Ideal for wearing around your neck or on your key ring or keychain, it can be charged directly via UBS on your computer. The grid shape displays the time in one block and has the control keys in another. The time is displayed in a simple square formation; hours, groups of five minutes and single minutes 1-4 in a block.

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Speak Smart

March 2nd, 2010

A wireless Bluetooth receiver that can be worn around your neck on a chain. When you receive a call, message or email notification, it vibrates in a different way. Use like an earphone to take hands free calls or listen to music from your mp3 player while you’re driving, walking or cycling.

The LED interface displays a unique animation through the sleek ceramic case when a call or notification is received and the case is connected to a chain for simple, comfortable and convenient communication. The device also has a time speaker that tells you the time through the earpiece at the touch of a button. Read the rest of this entry »

Decision Time

March 1st, 2010

Functionally, this concept Bluetooth receiver can be used with earphones to answer calls hands free, to listen to music in comfort while on the move or to use Skype while moving around your room freely. It’s also a time piece.

The key to this concept is versatility. With its velcro strap, you could wear it high up on your arm and attach earphones for calls, you could attach it to a keychain or key ring, add earphones and put it in your pocket to listen to music or you could wear it on your wrist like a regular watch.

Made of stainless steel, the time is displayed simply with lines; hours 1-12, groups of 5 minutes and single minutes 1-4. Read the rest of this entry »

Soroban Card

February 26th, 2010

Train your mind with this digital Japanese soroban; a solar powered calculator and time piece within one sleek credit card sized case.

Made of wood with a touch sensitive panel, there are two modes; calculator mode – use the touch screen like a soroban – this classic style of calculation will develop your mind and improve your calculation skills! 1-4 units in each column of the bottom section, +5 units in each column of the top section. The beads will automatically show the time in the same manner when you switch to time mode. Read the rest of this entry »