If you’ve ever tried to watch TV outdoors, you know that the picture washes out in the sun. DIY Perks shows us how he built a custom outdoor TV by hacking a grid of bright LED lighting onto the back of an LCD panel recycled from a broken TV. To keep it from overheating, he built a water-cooling system using a pump and a car radiator.
8-bit gaming fans will dig these retro-style Timex watches with pixel artwork and sound effects from the arcade classic Space Invaders. They have an old-school green-gray LCD screen with Indiglo lighting and 24-hour chronograph, alarm, and month/day/date functions. Available in black, silver, or gold finishes.
Featuring a backlit LCD/IPS tube display like the EleksTube clock, the Nextube takes things to the next level. In addition to selectable fonts, it has a handsome black walnut base, brass accent rings, and built-in weather, timer, and music visualizer functions. Open-source firmware means you can develop your own apps too.
The xScreen lets you play your Xbox Series S like a laptop. It attaches to the back edge of the game console and needs no HDMI cable or extra power cable. The 11.6″ screen has a 1080p resolution, and the lower part of the unit has integrated stereo speakers and controls for volume and display settings.
This fascinating tabletop clock tells the time by changing the temperature. Instructables contributor Twisted & Tinned created the display using thermochromic foil and surface-mounted resistors that heat up liquid crystals. They previously made a temperature and humidity display using a different
This clever modern take on vintage digital clocks replaces the Nixie tubes with tiny 16:9 LCD screens inside of glass tubes. The screens can display the time in a multitude of fonts as well as custom image uploads via Windows. The clock offers an intuitive configuration process that shows its settings on its individual screens.
While analog watches might have a more classic look, there’s no question that digital watches are easier to read and can pack more functions. Our pals at Everyday Carry have rounded up 10 great digital watches from the back-to-basics Casio W-59 to the feature-rich Suunto 9 Baro Titanium smartwatch.
Unless you’re a vampire, a mirror will reflect your face when you look at it. But The Action Lab’s unique mirror is a bit different. It uses a liquid crystal panel to block out the mirror and an expression recognition app that detects if its user isn’t smiling. We like the creative approach he came up with for the triggering system.
This rugged and shock-resistant everyday watch is perfect for anyone who works hard or plays hard. Its got a hefty 45mm resin body and sits on a textured green resin strap. Functions include a 100-hour chronograph, 24-hour countdown timer, military time mode, dual time zones, alarms, and day/date/month displays.
A budget-priced digital watch for travelers or those working with remote teams, the AE-3000W can simultaneously display times in three time zones. It has day/date, stopwatch, and countdown functions, along with five alarms. It’s water-resistant to 100m and has an enormous 55mm face, so looks best on a big wrist.
The Timex T80 was a staple of 1980s design. Now it’s back and updated for the 21st century. The new version is just a bit crisper looking all around, with an old-school black on grey LCD, Indiglo backlighting, alarm, date, and stopwatch functions. It’s available in a variety of metal finishes, and a Pac-Man edition.
See-through computer screens are a staple of sci-fi design. While they look really cool, they’re not the most practical way to view content. Still, makers Evan and Katelyn wanted to give it a try, set to building their own by modding a standard LCD screen, removing its LED backlight and polarizing filter, then building a new frame for it.
Timex takes us back in time for this remake of a classic 1980s wristwatch. Combining a retro LCD screen with faux analog hands, the LCA Reissue is easy to read, and offers stopwatch, countdown timer, and alarm functions. It has a stainless steel or gold-tone case with a matching metal link band.
Designed for surfers, the G-LIDE GBX100 series has an LCD screen that can show high tide, low tide, and levels for 3,300 surf spots around the world. It offers sunrise and sunset times, lunar data, step tracking, and Bluetooth smartphone integration. For long life, it’s shock resistant and water resistant to 200m.
This very special edition G-SHOCK watch features a black IP finish that’s been laser-etched top reveal a grid pattern straight out of TRON. The square-faced, solar-powered watch features multiband atomic timekeeping, world time, stopwatch, countdown, alarm, and calendar functions, along with Bluetooth connectivity.
The Kisai Quasar has a deceptively easy to read display. Despite the geometric patterns covering its face, its digits are actually hiding in plain sight at the center of its hexagonal quadrants. It offers date, stopwatch, and alarm functions, along with electroluminescent backlighting, and 12-hour and 24-hour modes.
Casio’s classic calculator watch gets a new look at a bargain price. In addition to performing basic math, these retro-modern wristwatches feature an inverted LCD screen, dual time, alarm, and calendar functions. They come wrapped in a durable resin case with a color-matched strap. Available in beige, army green, or blue.
Limited to just 3000 pieces, this retro-modern LCD watch is a reproduction of the classic Seiko Speedmaster, created by famed automotive designer Giugiaro, and worn by racer Ayrton Senna. It features a curved Hardex crystal, tachymeter, stopwatch, alarm, and timer.
G-SHOCK’s GA110CR-7A preserves its sturdy shock-resistance and practicality, while lightening its look with a lucite-inspired see-through case. Its semi-transparent materials were inspired by the ocean, and G-SHOCK’s support of coral reef non-profit Aqua Planet.
The pinnacle of performance from one of the best TV makers out there – the new Vizio P-Series Quantum offers 4K and Dolby Vision HDR, quantum dot tech, 192 local dimming zones, and brightness output up to 2000 nits, making it the most vibrant display Vizio has ever made.
A unique modern timepiece inspired by the dot-matrix sign boards that appear on train platforms around Tokyo. It features a backlit LCD panel which displays the time and simulated train arrival information. Choose from Shinjuku, Fujisawa, or Machida stations.
A modern take on the old 1970s mechanical flip-dial alarm clocks. The animated LCD face mimics the flip design, but eliminates mechanical issues and the ticking sound which could keep light sleepers awake. It’s also got a super loud alarm that’s sure to wake you up.