A Japanese watchmaker said it had created the world's first flexible
digital clock which is as thin as camera film and can be bent around
the curve of a wall.
The clock is only three millimeters (0.12 inches) thick and offers
better visibility from sharp angles and in poor visibility or high
sunlight than existing models, Citizen Watch said Thursday.
"It can be set along the walls of a building or on round pillars of
train stations or offices, letting people check the time from widely
different positions," said a spokesman for the company.
The clock, measuring 53 by 130 centimeters (21.2 by 52 inches),
displays time in black numbers using technology developed by E Ink of
the United States.
It consumes less power than conventional digital clocks, with its
battery life 20 times longer.
Citizen will start production of the clock early next year upon
receiving orders with a price tag at 500,000-600,000 yen (4,200-5,000
Copyright 2005 Agence France Presse.
NOTE: For more telecom/internet/networking/computer news from the
daily media, check out our feature 'Telecom Digest Extra' each day at
http://telecom-digest.org/td-extra/more-news.html . Hundreds of new
articles daily. And, discuss this and other topics in our forum at
http://telecom-digest.org/forum (or) http://telecom-digest.org/chat/index.html
*** FAIR USE NOTICE. This message contains copyrighted material the
use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright
owner. This Internet discussion group is making it available without
profit to group members who have expressed a prior interest in
receiving the included information in their efforts to advance the
understanding of literary, educational, political, and economic
issues, for non-profit research and educational purposes only. I
believe that this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material
as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Law. If you wish
to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go
beyond 'fair use,' you must obtain permission from the copyright
owner, in this instance, Agence France Presse.
For more information go to: