MUTEWATCH: A Silent Alarm in the Shape of a Vibrating Wristband

October 4, 2011

Photo from Engadget

I came across the Mutewatch last year when it was first shown as a concept, and noticed that it just recently arrived on the shelf. The Mutewatch, designed by Norra Norr, is a Swedish company based in Stockholm. The concept sprung from the idea of a silent, vibrating alarm clock, and grew into a watch with its hidden touch screen interface.

The Mutewatch is a silent alarm in the shape of a vibrating wristband. This device with its disguised touch screen brings structure and time back to its user. It serves as a quiet reminder that helps you to follow your own agenda without disturbing people in your surroundings. It seems like it would be extremely simple and intuitive, with both a timer and alarm built into the design.

The Mutewatch also features a built-in motion sensor that registers your movement and automatically adjusts the strength of the vibrations. It is meant to be worn under the wrist, which may take some getting used to, but overall seems like a nice product with a modern look. However, the $260.00 price tag may be a little high for a watch that offers so little.

Engadget reviewed it and it looks very tempting! Take a look at the review here.

Submitted By: Sean Kim, Manager of Industrial Design

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