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.
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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.
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 special Pac-Man edition.
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.
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