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The world’s thinnest watch

The world’s thinnest watch

Made from a single piece of bendy steel and with a battery life of a staggering 15 years; the world’s thinnest watch measures a minuscule 0.8mm thick.

The new CST-01 is skinnier than your average credit card and rather than pixels, it uses an electronic ink display. E ink is the same technology currently being used in the bestselling e-reader the Kindle.

Packed into its skinny frame is a 0.5mm component which bends with the watch and uses a Thinergy  Micro-Energy Cell battery which only takes ten minutes to charge fully but is sturdy enough to last over 15 years before it needs to be replaced.

Not that it will ever need it, as it can go for a month before needing to be recharged, but the battery can be recharged over 10,000 times before needing to be replaced.

To keep the watch’s thickness down, it doesn’t have any knobs or exterior controls.

The CST watch is the creation of interaction designer Dave Vondle, who came up with the idea when he was taping an E ink panel around his arm.

Once funding was secured via Kickstarter in February, the project really took off when it was displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Over a million dollars was raised and shipping is expected in September for the latest watches.

If you’re desperate to get hold of one of these watches you can sign up on the company website but don’t expect to be wearing your time piece until December at the earliest.

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