Friday, 22 February 2013

World's Thinnest Watch Raises $907,755

A Kickstarter project for CST-01, "the world's thinnest watch," collected more than four times its original fundraising goal with three days still left. Though it hasn't reached the Pebble level yet, CST-01 has more than 6,000 backers who've raised $907,755.

The flexible cuff watch is 0.8 mm thick and uses e-ink display. Its minimalist style means there are no buttons or knob. The base station does most of the work to charge the device and allow users to change to a 24-hour format. 

Magnets hold the stainless steel device to the charger but it only needs ten minutes to supply enough power for a whole month. You'd almost forget you were wearing it if you didn't want to keep looking at it, the creators say on their Kickstarter page.

After starting the fundraising in January 2013, backers doubled the initial $200,000 goal within a week. Central Standard Timing, the company behind the project, explains the money will be used for improvements including making it as waterproof as possible. The watch is available for preorder starting at $129 in white, black and rose gold.

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