woensdag 20 augustus 2008

The Thumbnail Watch

This watch design could reinvent our whole perception over watches. The projects comes from a design contest organized by Timex to get new ideas for their future projects. The Nail Watch, as they naturally called it, allows you to check the time with just a quick glance over your arm.
It can be turned on or switch colors by pressing on the top of your nail. We can only imagine what sort of technologies the manufacturers would have to use to stick it to your nail, or where would they place the batteries or even circuits. However, I think it would revolitionize the entire watch industry if it would hit the market.

The TX54 took runner up in the Timex 2154 Future of Time competition. It’s a concept piece billed as “a disposable timepiece that is worn on the user’s thumbnail. While its translucency makes it blend seamlessly with the hand, a selection of text color options and a glow feature that activates on command make it easy to read.” It appears that you use the end of the nail to cycle through options and modes while the time is displayed on the main part of the nail.
It’s kind of a cool idea, no? If it’s supposed to be disposable, too, then it probably wouldn’t cost all that much. Would you buy one?

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