Remember childhood when we used to tear our notebooks apart (I'm talking about the real ones, that we used to write on, with pencils) and make paper watches? I know I used to do that. They were more than affordable (mom, buy me another notebook) and we made them just as we wanted them. It didn't matter if they didn't work
, we didn't care about what time it is anyway, because we already had a sophisticated clock that featured vocal alarms (come inside and eat, go to bed - yes, mother).
If you can relate to that and you're nostalgic about it, mind that you can get a working paper watch. I'm not kidding, I'm just talking about a watch that uses the revolutionary E Ink electronic paper and comes from Phosphor Watches, sporting a stainless steel
band and encased into a minimalist chassis only elegantly signed at the bottom of the display.
E-Ink corporation tells us that "The principal components of electronic ink are millions of tiny microcapsules, about the diameter of a human hair. In one incarnation, each microcapsule contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When a negative electric field is applied, the white particles move to the top of the microcapsule to become visible to the reader. This makes the surface appear white at that location. At the same time, an opposite electric field pulls the black particles to the bottom of the microcapsules where they are hidden. By reversing this process, the black particles appear at the top of the capsule, which now makes the surface appear dark at that location."
Yes, that much technology into a watch. The display is a paper-like, high contrast that will assure ease of readability and also will get noticed by others around you. It can display a standard numeric clock in one mode, a graphic hour one in another and also has the ability to switch between white-on-black and black-on-white. This little fellow has a case width of only 38mm, an 8mm thickness and can withstand a 5ATM - 50m water resistance. The only downside is that it can only display 12 hours. Pricing says $195.00.
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