Archive for June, 2011

Casio Releases New Baby-G Watch with Colorful Black Light Effect

Casio Releases New Baby-G Watch with Colorful Black Light Effect
Featuring “Neon Illuminator” for Dial and Hands, Which Glow under the Watch’s Black Light LED


TOKYO, March 24, 2011 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of five new Baby-G shock-resistant watches for women. The new BGA-130/131 models all feature “Neon Illuminator,”* an original visual effect realized using a black light LED combined with special luminous ink.

  • * The ultraviolet LED offers safety corresponding to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard for Class 1M. However, an optical lens such as a magnifying glass must not be used for direct viewing of the ultraviolet light source.

Casio’s Baby-G casual watches are popular with young women who enjoy fashion trends and choose styles that reflect their individual personalities. Along with the toughness inherited from G-SHOCK, including shock- and water-resistance, the Baby-G brand offers fashion appeal inspired by individualistic styling and creative color use, as well as a range of functions including a stopwatch and World Time.

The numerals, dial, and hands of the new BGA-130/131 models are coated with a special fluorescent ink that becomes luminous under the watch’s black light LED. When the watch light is used in a dark location, the face glows with green, pink, and blue, creating a truly individualistic feel.

The new models also employ a larger case, which is a recent trend. The rhythmical positioning of the numerals—which vary in size and have a three-dimensional look—along with an overlapping effect—creates a design with a lot of depth.

The numeral in the 2 o’clock position has been replaced with a heart, while the hour hand is shaped like a ring with a gemstone on it. These fun touches have helped to create a cute Baby-G that can make you smile just by looking at it.

Baby-G: Neon Dial - BGA-131, BGA-130 Series


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This simple and modern watch by designer Mickaël Chrost presents a new perception on time telling. Minutes and hours are displayed on Revolutio’s rotating rings and are powered by a standard watch engine. The magnetic locking system is perfectly discreet. I’m really digging the center-less design- the loop, versus the standard circle, is an interpretation of eternity and reminds that time has no real beginning or end.





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Serendipity in Social Networking

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. For designer Hoang Nguyen, it came from Orwell’s “1984″. He noticed similarities with modern social networking. Abstractly, we can use a social network like Facebook in a “big brother” type of way. Question is, is there a way for surveillancing to be experienced equally? Would we all be jaded and freely living socially? Hit the jump and watch the video. Thoughts?





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Jerome Olivet is a man who loves his curved surfaces so when it came time to design a watch that properly suggested his design ethos, the Prophecy was born. Futuristic, organic, maybe even a little elitist, the Prophecy’s design is a continuous movement expressed by the tense curves of its surfaces. It feels fluidic and quite original. A polarizing design but I like it.



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Time in a Bangle

Leaves is a concept watch inspired by women’s fashion. Look closely and you’ll see the shape of two leaves, hence the name. One leaf indicates hour while the other – minutes. Other than that, there’s nothing revolutionary about the concept but it seems to be a nice balance between fashion and tech gadgetry which is actually rare in women’s accessories. Kudos Andy Kurovets.



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Spacey MoonWatch


Adrian Castro originally conceived the MoonWatch in 2004 and decided to update it for 2011 using new materials and tech. Made of high-strength plastic, lacquered in different colors and equipped with an LED screen that displays time via numeric codes and digital hands. Other variations include titanium, gel silicone, leather and carbon fiber straps. The unique shape of the MoonWatch is supposed to better fit the wrist and the overall design is pretty unisex.

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Wind Energy Watch




This interactive watch by Julien Moise uses the wearer’s own renewable wind energy to power it’s icy blue display.  To read the time the user simply blows on the propeller mechanism to generate just enough electricity to activate a short visual sequence. You might get some strange looks blowing on your wrist, but this watch’s cool minimal style totally makes up for it.

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The Beat Kicks Butt!


Check out Beat, the ultimate, all-in-one running accessory! This gesture controlled device will play your music, monitor your heart rate, count your strides, and even call you fat when you’re about to give up (I kid! But hey… it might as well.). Beat uses an innovative gesture interface that seamlessly integrates into the running experience. No more sweaty fingers or touch displays. Flick your hand right/left to switch songs, twist it to pump up the volume, or play your power song by punching forward! Do want!



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G-Shock: Hyper Colors Series GA-110HC-1A, GA-110HC-2A, GA-110HC-6A

G-Shock: Hyper Colors Series GA-110HC-1A, GA-110HC-2A, GA-110HC-6A




Hyper Colors

A collection of combination and digital models done in a wide selection of crazy color. Bands, dial frames, face frames, buttons, hands, LCDs, hour markers, and bezels are decorated with sometimes matching, sometimes clashing colors.
The GA-110 model features magnetic resistance

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Casio G-Shock Limited Mens World Time Alarm Digital Watch G-001B-1 G001B


Casio G-Shock Limited Mens World Time Alarm Digital Watch G-001B-1 G001B
Specifications :
Shock resistant (G-SHOCK)
Electro-luminescent backlight
Auto light switch, afterglow
Flash alert
Flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms, hourly time signal, countdown timer time up alarm, countdown timer progress beeper, and stopwatch auto start
World time
29 time zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59′59.99”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Others: 5-second countdown auto start
Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Others: Auto-repeat, progress beeper
Multi-function alarms
3 independent multi-function alarms (2 one-time alarms and 1 snooze alarm)
Hourly time signal
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
12/24-hour format
Button operation tone on/off
Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day
Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
Approx. battery life: 7 years on CR2025
Size of case / total weight
51.7 X 48.8 X 18.0 mm / 68 g


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