Boombox wristwatch

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It’s often true that something nerdy is so astounding or self-aware that it becomes cool by virtue of its novelty or attitude. The Flüd Boombox digital watch takes this conceit and runs with it–off a cliff.

One imagines a humming server room, green LEDs twinkling behind blue ropes of CatV. Experienced networking hands pluck tufts of insulation from under their Tokyoflash timepieces. A young new IT hire, fresh from Cisco academy, hurries in to proudly show off his awesome boombox watch.

There are smiles that do not reach the eyes, and silence.

Retro Boombox LCD Wrist Watch [Epotpourri]

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6 Responses to Boombox wristwatch

  1. Halloween Jack says:

    Made of fail, for the simple reason that the speakers don’t work. $90 for a jumped-up bracelet charm with a cheap watch stuck in it? Oh be still my beating bloodpump.

  2. chicobangs says:

    You are so very wrong. If this thing has an alarm that plays “My Adidas,” then my Christmas shopping is completed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They kinda goofed on the AM frequencies. They are by a couple of orders of magnitude…

  4. semiotix says:

    Worth it just for the name “Flüd.” I think I might have found a more rockin’ name for my basenji, the dog currently known as “Puddles.”

  5. Downpressor says:

    One imagines a coffee house green LEDs twinkling behind obscurely branded espresso machines. Hipster hands pluck tufts of insulation from under their Tokyoflash timepieces. A young new hipster wannabe, fresh from art school, hurries in to proudly show off his awesome boombox watch.

    There are smiles that do not reach the eyes, and silence.

    Edited for accuracy. No server jockey would ever wear a timepiece like those featured anywhere on BB.

  6. LogrusZed says:

    Hmmm, bluetooth and working speakers would make it at least moderately worthwhile.

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