The Mandalorian revolutionized the way visual effects are made with the use of a gigantic video wall and CG backgrounds created by Unreal Engine. Since then, the tech has found its way into smaller productions. This video from Live Production Mastery shows how such a wall comes together from 560 LED panels to create a virtual production space.
Casio presents a new digital watch inspired by the vintage 1970s 52QS-14B. The A1100 series features a stainless steel case, a metal link band, a retro-style LCD screen, and four front-mounted buttons for setting, changing modes, and turning on its light. It’s available in stainless, goldtone, and a black finish with a green LCD.
Istvan of Custom Watches World takes Casio’s AE-1200 digital watch and makes it much cooler. He modifies the watch with a negative LCD screen and heat treats its stainless steel bracelet for a variegated look. He also performs a hydromod, filling its interior with silicone oil for improved viewing angles. He also mods watches with custom color displays.
To celebrate 40 years of G-SHOCK watches, Casio has rolled out this limited series of stainless steel timepieces. They’re made using a recrystallization and deep-layer hardening process, which gives them a unique, crackled finish. Choose from the full-metal GMW-B5000PG in silver or gold, or the DW-5040PG in a mottled matte black.
This ultrawide display sits between your desktop computer’s keyboard and primary screen, adding real estate for enhanced productivity. It’s great for displaying news, tickers, clocks, widgets, tool palettes, and anything else you don’t want cluttering your main screen. It also works in portrait mode, and comes in 14.1″ and 8.8″ sizes.
Like the LG DualUp Monitor, the Geminos provides two stacked widescreen workspaces . But the Geminos is two separate 24″ screens with a hinge in the middle, so you can angle them for a more ergonomic setup. It also has a 1080p webcam and speakers, a USB docking station with USB-C pass-through charging.
This four-digit modern clock uses similar mini-display technology to EleksTube’s tube clock. Each of its four IPS LCD screens can display digits in 20 different styles, from nixie tubes to LEGO bricks. It has RGB backlighting, and you can even create custom themes with a Windows PC. Available with a white or black case.
This full-metal watch is based on the classic G-SHOCK design. It has a matte-black case and link band with a stainless steel bezel exposed beneath its black ion plating. Features include solar power, LED backlighting, stopwatch, countdown, alarms, world time, and wireless time calibration. Pre-orders start on 3.30.2022.
This retrofuturist watch from TokyoFlash Japan features a dial inspired by fusion reactor schematics and Atompunk design. Its display glows in a bright nuclear green thanks to its LED-lit LCD panel, set into a polished stainless steel case with a mirrored bezel. Save $20 through 2.12.22 @ 8:59pm Japan time with code FUSION.
These Japanese-import G-SHOCK MOVE watches have a transparent case with an underlying splash of purple or orange. They connect with a smartphone to track running distance, speed, pace, and calories burned. They’re shock- and water-resistant, and a Super Illuminator LED backlight ensures readability in any light.
This bold 50mm wristwatch has a reverse LCD screen and a durable resin case with a stainless steel bezel. Its functions include a countdown timer, military time mode, three time zones, hydration timer, and daily, weekday, and weekend alarms with sound and vibration. It’s also shock-resistant and water-resistant to 100m.
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.