Number Pad Watch Is Surprisingly Not a Calculator

Illustration for article titled Number Pad Watch Is Surprisingly iNot/i a Calculator

The only thing keypads are used for these days are quick calculations, so you'd expect this Keypad watch to double as a tiny calculator. But it doesn't. While the buttons work, all it does is tell time and look awesomely retro.

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The $90 watch lacks a display, but telling time isn't as obfuscated as with other design-minded timepieces. The numerical buttons simply light up in sequence when pressed. So if you see 1-2-3-4, then it's 12:34—pretty damn simple.

Illustration for article titled Number Pad Watch Is Surprisingly iNot/i a Calculator
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Pressing the # button will instead indicate the current date, and as far as I'm concerned, the clever packaging which incorporates the keypad into a full keyboard graphic is worth the price of admission alone. [Watchismo via BoingBoing]

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platypus222
Platypus Man

"The only thing keypads are used for these days are quick calculations"

I take it you don't have to do any sort of numeric data entry? I mean, it's not like this watch would help, but there are many people out there who regularly have to enter a lot of numbers that have nothing to do with calculations.

Interesting, I guess, but I don't know who'd wear it.