Time After Time: 70 Years of Broken Smartwatch Dreams

Welcome to the future! a Samsung rep proclaimed during the company's new product presentation in Berlin yesterday. Yes, something out of sci-fi! he beamed. The rep was wearing the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, proudly showing it off for the journalists in the room and the tech geeks watching along at home. The… » 9/05/13 3:55pm 9/05/13 3:55pm

An Excellent Starter Seiko Watch Is Your Deal of the Day

Although Seiko was founded in the 19th century, it wasn't until the 1960 that they started challenging Swiss watchmakers with mass-produced mechanical timepieces. Sure, they weren't as elegant as some handmade watches, but they were much less expensive, and they were pretty damn nice in their own right. Leading Seiko's … » 3/28/13 3:00pm 3/28/13 3:00pm

Seiko's FutureNow Watch Puts 80,000 E-Ink Pixels On Your Wrist

Seiko's been exploring the weird world of E-Ink watches since 2005, when they introduced the first in a series of futuristic E-Ink wristwear. FutureNow, the latest iteration, slaps an active matrix E-Ink display (Future) on an unassuming wristwatch (Now). » 4/02/10 2:40pm 4/02/10 2:40pm

Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk Watch Brings Out Your Inner Space Cowboy

Just 100 of Seiko's Spring Drive Spacewalk watches, space-proof wristwatches being developed with a little help from the Russian Federal Space Agency, are expected to be made. Designed for Richard Garriott, the video-game honcho-turned-future space tourist, the titanium-encased timepiece weighs just 92.5 grams and is… » 4/05/08 11:00am 4/05/08 11:00am

Varioptic and Seiko to Bring Liquid Lenses to Cellphones, Finally

Varioptic has been talking about bringing liquid lenses to cellphones since 2005, but now they have teamed up with Seiko and the watery dreams look to be coming alive. Liquid lenses have the added benefit of being speedier and less power hungry than conventional lenses, but the release of Varioptic's pioneering… » 3/15/08 7:30pm 3/15/08 7:30pm

Seiko High-Res Super-Thin EBook Reader

More E-Book News, this one a prototype from Seiko Epson, makers of the cool E-ink watch. The device's form factor is at least as thin as Sony's Reader, but it has a 1200x1600 display. That's a lot of res on that 6.7-inch screen. UPDATE: Res independence, good point brilliant readers. [MobileRead via TechnoBob] » 11/16/07 12:20am 11/16/07 12:20am

Seiko's E-Ink Spectrum Watch: Hands-on, Video & Gallery

We clued you in to the Seiko Spectrum for women last month, but a still photo doesn't really do justice to its extra-smooth E-Ink display. That's why we've got video and a series of still photos. What we don't have yet is a ship date or a price on this, but it's likely to be sometime this fall, and at a price that you … » 5/22/07 3:10pm 5/22/07 3:10pm

$5,700 Formula One Seiko Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono

F1 racers are lucky sons o' guns. They make more than baseball players, get first pick of the hottest Euro models, drive really really fast without fear of the highway patrol, and get cool special edition crap. Seiko just unveiled this year's Honda special edition Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono, and announced that… » 5/22/07 2:35pm 5/22/07 2:35pm

Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster "Stingray" Reviewed (Verdict: Hotness)

It may not be the most high-tech watch out there, but Seiko makes a good diver and this is no exception. This watch has a kinetic movement, which is a quartz movement powered by the motion of your wrist, and a 24-hour hand to show a second time zone. The case and band are made of titanium and it's actually quite a… » 5/10/06 5:30pm 5/10/06 5:30pm