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Ring Clock - A Ring That Gives You Time On Your Hands

Ring Clock - A Ring That Gives You Time On Your Hands

Published: 2015-12-18 | Original Article
Attribution RingClock Ltd.
30 Worthing Road, Horsham
RH12 1SL

This award winning time piece was designed by Gusztav Szikszai two years ago and when the initial pictures were posted online there was a lot of interest with many people in various forums asking how they could get hold of one.
This award winning time piece was designed by Gusztav Szikszai two years ago and when the initial pictures were posted online there was a lot of interest with many people in various forums asking how they could get hold of one.

What is Ring Clock?

Ring Clock is a beautiful marriage of the ring and the watch. You will be rewarded with the time, when you play with this wonderful gadget.

Why is it so cool?

  • simple and clean design
  • unique clock aspect around the ring’s band
  • eco-friendly and playful - the time is displayed when you rotate the ring
  • cutting edge technology (wireless charging, ultrathin battery, energy-saving LEDs)

The story so far by Gusztav

It started with a challenge 2 years ago at CGSociety.org named Moving Innovation. The idea was to create visualisation for a product that cannot exist today, but could exist 10 years from now. I wanted to create something that is innovative, good to look at and can actually be useful. I never wore a watch on my wrist because I don't like the feeling, but I like watches in general, so I used that opportunity to let my mind come up with something that I could wear, the Ring Clock. 

Ring Clock as part of everyday life

There won't be party where you do not get asked by somebody to show off this beautiful gadget. Whenever you need to know the time just spin the ring and you will see the time....and others will see it too!

Ring Clock can improve your sense of time too. How about trying to predict the time before you rotate the ring? It sounds silly but we bet that you will play along with us at some point!

It is also very green with no wasted energy because in real time, when you want, it shows the time. Our next dream is that rotation kinetic energy will give the power to the LED lights meaning that the next version of Ring Clock can be entirely green. If we achieve significant support we will start to work on this dream earlier. 

Technology

Materials

Stainless steel is used for jewellery and watches with 316L being the type commonly used for such applications. It is allergy free and will not oxidise or turn black.

LED Lights

An LED lamp is a solid-state lamp that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as the source of light. LED lamps offer long service life and high energy efficiency.

Wireless charging

Qi is an interface standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer over distances of up to 4 cm.

Rotate 360°

Whenever you need to know the time just spin the ring and you will see the accurate time.

Water-resistant

Suitable for everyday use. Splash/rain resistant. NOT suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, snorkelling, water related work and fishing. (WR/30M)

Energy saving

Automatic turn off after 1 minute. Our next task is to allow the rotation kinetic energy to give the power to the LED lights meaning that the next version of Ring Clock can be fully environmentally friendly.

Specification of prototype:

Ring body material 316L surgical stainless steel (allergy free)
Light source 144 energy safe ultrathin mono-color LED
Light color blue or orange LED (optional)
Lighting time displays for 1 minute after the rotation of the ring
Battery specs 6mAh, ultrathin rechargeable lithium polymer battery
Running time 1 week with normal use (15 times activation per day) or 2 hours constant use
Battery lifetime 3 years (battery is not replacable update: battery replacement service, see F.A.Q. below)
Charger Qi wireless power charger pad (with universal 110-240 AC DC USB charger)
Charging time max. 2 hours
Time setting by the setting buttons on the Qi charger pad
Resistance Water (see above)

Ring Clock dimensions:

Width 14 mm (0.551 in)
Thickness 3-3.5 mm (0.118-0.134 in)
Size (inside diameter) 15,7-23,8mm (0.618-0.938 in)

Attribution RingClock Ltd.
30 Worthing Road, Horsham
RH12 1SL