Gadget of the Day – Tokyoflash binary watch

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't. Get it? No? Well, don't worry, because, despite the name,

There are 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't. Get it? No? Well, don't worry, because, despite the name, no maths knowledge is required to understand the 1000100101 from Tokyoflash.Arranged on its flat metal face are 31 cryptically flashing LEDs, attached to a suitably funky carbon-fibre strap. And just to make sure it's noticed it flashes periodically between the party hours of 6pm to midnight (mercifully, this mode can be turned off).How do you actually tell the time? Damned if we know, the instructions are all in Japanese. No, wait, here are some: The red lights represent the hours, the green lights the tens of minutes and the yellow lights the units of minutes. So that'll be 4:42 then. See, easy when you know how. Apparently it'll display the date too. We'll cover that in lesson two…

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