Our inveterate crowd-funding surfer, Matt Himmelstein, is back with another rather interesting project for your consideration. Â Rather than a watch you strap to your wrist, this is one that slips onto a finger. Read on to see what he found!
The Ring Clock (Ring Watch?) is a very interesting take on what can be accomplished with modern electronics to transform a watch, yet still keep it clean and functional (Indigogo).Â For $185 to $210 (depending on the level when you jump in), you will be getting a stainless, rechargeable LED backlit stainless steel ring, that happens to tell the time.Â The video is a little short on operational details, but it looks like you nudge the ring a bit and backlit LEDs light up indicating the hour (24 hour style), minute and second ticks.
I don’t see the dimensions on the page, (other than a ring size chart), but it looks fairly stout, so it might be pretty large for a woman’s hand.Â The battery is also not replaceable (though it is rechargeable), and with a projected 3 year life cycle, that might turn a few prospective buyers off.
As with the Kickstarter projects I normally see, you are funding a project in development, so delays are not uncommon, and the final production of the project may end up being a little less slick that the photos. Â But even with all that, this is a pretty cool design.
Editor’s note: Â initially, I was concerned as I was only seeing renders in their video and on the project page. Â A little further down, though, you can see they are actually carving some steel, so that’s somewhat more promising. Â We’ll be reaching out to the brand to see what other information they can provide.