Ice Samurai watch - you won't believe what it's made of
By Ben Coxworth
June 2, 2010
“A chilling blue Japanese inspired LED watch from an entropic tomorrow which gives its master below zero Kelvin supremacy by blurring the boundaries of how temporal intelligence (time) is shown...” Good Lord, I can’t top that. That’s how online retailer Chinavasion describes the Ice Samurai watch, a very cool-looking and suspiciously-inexpensive timepiece that offers yet another take on displaying the time.
In this case, it’s done with blue - sorry, ice blue LEDs that are incorporated into the watch band itself. And you know what that watch band is made of? Get ready... “Samurai sword carbonized steel folded 1000x over!” You may now take a minute to go have a geekasm.
Wait a minute, though... isn’t Samurai sword steel folded just to create an ultra-sharp edge? What would be the point of folding it for a watch? Hmm...
In any case, with the press of a button this watch will display the time or date. Pretty exciting stuff. Oh, wait... it will display them “like fireflies over an unholy grave.” There, much better. It doesn’t really do anything else, but it isn’t the type of watch you’d expect to - if you want multiple alarm settings and a stopwatch, go get yourself a Timex.
The Ice Samurai, and its red-LED counterpart the Iron Samurai, are available for US$15 from Chinavasion. Yeah, 15 bucks. Must be some good deals going on folded 1000x Samurai swords.
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