In a time when every company seems to be announcing a smartwatch, Phosphor has taken a slightly different approach with its Touch Time. It runs a small suite of apps, accessible on the watch's monochrome touchscreen LCD display, but what it comes with is all it will ever have. There's no wireless connectivity to a…
Making the case for a wider adoption of e-ink technology, Phosphor has introduced the World Time Sport. It uses the backlight free, low power display technology, but also eschews the buttons that would otherwise cramp its style.
Phosphor's magnetic crystal watch is a bit gaudy, since by its very nature it needs to be adorned by Swarovski crystals. And as everyone knows, Swarovski is not German for the word "restraint." But a watch that mimics an LCD screen by manually flipping over crystals? That's damn cool.
Everyone's owned a liquid crystal display watch at some point, but a solid crystal one? A Swarovski crystal one? Now that's weird. This Reveal flips the crystals around from bright to dark to show the digits changing. It launches March 7. Crunchgear has some video of it in motion. [Crunchgear]
When I hear the phrase "e-ink watch," I feel like the product will be totally unwearable for anyone not wanting to be instantly branded a dork. But the new Phosphor line gets legitimate style points.
The gadget: The PHOSPHOR brand E-Ink Watch. It's the world's first dual analog and digital watch with its digital display background appearing in E-Ink. It's like a Kindle that only tells time.