I just saw an engineer take his watch off, untuck a small USB cable, and pass it to another. The second guy plugged the watch into his notebook.

I'm a little stunned and puzzled by this. I suddenly feel like I've been living in an electronics junk yard. What are these USB watches? Do they just store data (like a keychain "disk")? Contact lists? Porn?

I need to look into this. I also need to get out and around here to see what other cool miniature toys people are playing with. Japan always has amazingly cool and small toys.

Posted by jzawodn at October 21, 2003 10:30 PM

Reader Comments
# B. Johannessen said:
on October 21, 2003 10:48 PM
# Manuzhai said:

Yeah, they're pretty much just like the keychain thingies. They're a little fat for a watch, though. :P

on October 21, 2003 10:48 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Yup, that looks like it.

Neat toy.

on October 21, 2003 11:19 PM
# Sven-S. Porst said:

What are these USB watches?

Ugly geek toys.

on October 22, 2003 01:20 AM
# Clint Ecker said:

My girlfriend owns that watch :)

on October 22, 2003 04:42 AM
# Clint Ecker said:

My girlfriend owns that watch :)

on October 22, 2003 04:43 AM
# Courtney said:

I'm a girlfriend, and I want that watch! :P

on October 22, 2003 05:45 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Clint, your girlfriend rocks!

on October 22, 2003 06:38 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Well, hopefully you'll get one for giftmas. :-)


on October 22, 2003 06:51 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Test. Ignore this.

on October 22, 2003 06:55 AM
# Mike Hillyer said:

I have been wanting that watch for some time now. I need to make more money.

on October 22, 2003 06:55 AM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

More information about the wristwatches that contain the porn, please.

on October 22, 2003 09:52 AM
# Adalbert said:
on October 22, 2003 12:26 PM
# Ahmad said:

Huh! Found that watch accidentally while browsing through thinkgeek's items:



on October 22, 2003 06:29 PM
# Akihiko said:


This is just the one you saw, but I don't know what photo they will bundle in the watch. ;)

on October 23, 2003 12:30 AM
# Jamie said:

Actually, they dont bundle any photo's with the watch :( You do get a little bit of software, drivers etc.

Also, you can put a tiny little linux distro on it, and if you motherboard supports it, boot up from the watch. Which is quite handy.

(my girlfriend got me one a few months ago)

on October 23, 2003 07:15 AM
# Jesse Guardiani said:

Hmmm.... the cord looks awfully short. I think I'd rather have a keychain model or a lanyard model. That way I don't have to take my watch off. :)

on October 23, 2003 12:40 PM
# Watches said:

How much can it hold anyways ? It will be cool when they use the automatic watch design to power more things, or at least charge my laptop battery while I am walking....

on December 28, 2005 07:23 PM
# USB Hard Drive said:

USB is really helpful. Imagine if we don't have that technology now!

on March 18, 2009 11:28 PM
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