The Watch that Ruled Kickstarter

What can you really say about a watch that has gained so much popularity in the past few weeks that it managed to raise over €2,500,000 on the crowdfunding website, promptly marching past its modest goal and crossing it by 12 thousand percent!

All I can say is that the Filippo Loreti watch may just provide a very clear window into what the consumers demand from their wrist-worn timepieces, and that the Filippo Loreti watch may just be a very clear indication of where the smartwatch industry is moving.

Filippo Loreti combines two greatest houses of design in Europe. It takes Swiss craftsmanship, known for their decades if not centuries in building the finest watches we wear today, and combines it with Italian design and innovation, something we’ve seen since the Renaissance movement. The result, three immaculate watches inspired by Rome, Venice, and the Renaissance, available in mesmeric colors and finishes, with the finest Italian leather straps, supported by Swiss movements and a powerful technical and technological backing that allows each smartwatch to run for over a year on a full charge, and come with an unbelievable 10 year warranty.

The three watches (Rome, Venice, and Renaissance) come with distinct styles that show off Italy’s marvelous art and architectural heritage. The Venice pays tribute to the St. Mark’s Basilica, with its moon-phase watch, and an embossed portrait of the basilica on the back. Rome comes with a bold design on the front and back, both saluting the work and the talent of the one and only Michelangelo. The back of the Rome watch has an embossed view of Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio. The third in the series shines forth as the watch to beat all watches. Combining classic styles with new technology, the Renaissance watch is a literal awakening for the watch industry. The only smartwatch in the series, the Renaissance truly looks like a stellar luxury watch but hides under it every feature making it worthy of being an absolutely desirable hybrid smartwatch. Armed with a hybrid movement from Soprod, Switzerland’s leading smart module producer, the Renaissance can monitor your activities, fitness, and sleep. It also can deliver notifications via your smartphone, and even control your smartphone’s apps by offering music playback controls and camera trigger controls. The smartwatch is also poised to change how you interact with your smart-home by allowing you to control IoT devices around your home. What’s more, the watch positions itself as a true combination of the best of analog and smart timepieces with its 1 year battery life, allowing the Renaissance to look and last as long as a classic analog watch while behaving like a hybrid smartwatch. Filippo Loreti’s watches also come with an unprecedented 10 year warranty, something never seen being done by smartwatches.

With its kind of demand, the Filippo Loreti watch is easily the last nail in the coffin for mass-market legacy watch brands. Championing the designer to customer market, and foregoing all brand and logistical markups, the Filippo Loreti makes the promise of quality, style, and reliability delivered at a very compelling price!

Designers: Danielius & Matas Jakutis

Click here to Buy Now: $175.00 $275.00

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Rome Series inspired by Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio

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VENICE Series inspired by Basilica Di San Marco

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Renaissance Smartwatch

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Click here to Buy Now: $175.00 $275.00

Suturing for Dummies

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When it comes to stitches and staples, you want quick and painless! However, not every doctor or nurse is an expert at suturing and the last thing you need is to have the job redone. AIM is a device that’s been developed to help physicians regardless of their proficiency.

Using a simple arrangement of lights, the top-mounted display indicates the correct device placement, pressure and space between sutures. Ideal for emergency situations where there is a risk of blood loss or open wound contamination, it allows for near instantaneous closure. Better yet, it features quick-replace cartridges for efficiency and to prevent patient discomfort.

Designers: Ji-hyeon Choo & Sun-ouk Jin

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An Enhancement to Working from Home

It doesn’t matter how interconnected your devices are, how tight your scheduling skills might be, or how organized you think you are… the juggle struggle is real for those of us who work from home! Designed just for us, BAL is a modular system of interconnected smart screens that connect you to everything you need to be productive and efficient in an entirely new way.

Each hexagonal module can be programmed to display everything from the weather to important blogs and reminders to blueprints. All while being visually separated and available with just a quick glance up from your desktop. Perfect for users who operate visually and interactively, these touch screen panels are perfect for getting organized or simply staying in the know.

Designer: Caner Aras

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Is Your Bottle as Pure as Your Water?

Can you tell the difference between clean and dirty water? Sure you can. Dirty water looks… well, dirty. How about water that’s old and fresh? Or water that has bacteria versus water that doesn’t? That’s where you falter, because there’s only so much the eye can see. You end up relying on your nose, which will tell you that the water isn’t fresh, but oftentimes it’s the bottle that isn’t cleaned, not the water!

What Quartz does, is in a way unprecedented and has the potential of changing the way we consume water or beverages. In a world where drinking from disposable plastic bottles is bad for the environment, and drinking from uncleaned flasks is as good as drinking from the toilet bowl, the Quartz is the only water bottle that blasts harmful microorganisms with UV light, sterilizing your bottle and its contents six times a day.

Designed to be the one bottle you never leave home without, Quartz works just as good as any thermos/flask you have, keeping cold drinks cold for a day, and hot drinks hot for half a day. Convenient in size, and with a wide mouth that allows you to rinse out the bottle, Quartz goes the extra step with its special cap that comes embedded with a medical grade UV light that shines into the bottle at a 280nm wavelength, effectively killing any germs your eye may not see, while making sure the bottle remains odorless. The UV light shines every four hours, and can also be triggered by simply touching the cap. In a matter of 60 seconds, your bottle and its contents get a medical grade UV cleanse, so that you’re always consuming beverages at their freshest.

What makes Quartz such a winner is the fact that it doesn’t add any fluff or a learning curve to the original thermos/flask. Outwardly they look exactly the same, and the only true difference is in the cap that houses a UVC LED. The cap needs to be charged and runs for 2 entire months on a full charge, which makes it pretty great because you can charge it and then forget about it. A small price to pay for water that’s at its purest, I would say.

Available in four rather eye-catching color combinations that echo the theme of purity, the Quartz is the only bottle that purifies your beverage and sterilizes the insides of your bottle too. For what it’s worth, you can even use the UV LED to cleanse everything from your hands, to your cutlery!

Designer: Justin Wang of QUARTZ

Click here to Buy Now: $59.00 $99.00

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With digital purification from UVC light, your water and bottle is purified at the touch of a button.

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Click here to Buy Now: $59.00 $99.00

Is Your Bottle as Pure as Your Water?

Can you tell the difference between clean and dirty water? Sure you can. Dirty water looks… well, dirty. How about water that’s old and fresh? Or water that has bacteria versus water that doesn’t? That’s where you falter, because there’s only so much the eye can see. You end up relying on your nose, which will tell you that the water isn’t fresh, but oftentimes it’s the bottle that isn’t cleaned, not the water!

What Quartz does, is in a way unprecedented and has the potential of changing the way we consume water or beverages. In a world where drinking from disposable plastic bottles is bad for the environment, and drinking from uncleaned flasks is as good as drinking from the toilet bowl, the Quartz is the only water bottle that blasts harmful microorganisms with UV light, sterilizing your bottle and its contents six times a day.

Designed to be the one bottle you never leave home without, Quartz works just as good as any thermos/flask you have, keeping cold drinks cold for a day, and hot drinks hot for half a day. Convenient in size, and with a wide mouth that allows you to rinse out the bottle, Quartz goes the extra step with its special cap that comes embedded with a medical grade UV light that shines into the bottle at a 280nm wavelength, effectively killing any germs your eye may not see, while making sure the bottle remains odorless. The UV light shines every four hours, and can also be triggered by simply touching the cap. In a matter of 60 seconds, your bottle and its contents get a medical grade UV cleanse, so that you’re always consuming beverages at their freshest.

What makes Quartz such a winner is the fact that it doesn’t add any fluff or a learning curve to the original thermos/flask. Outwardly they look exactly the same, and the only true difference is in the cap that houses a UVC LED. The cap needs to be charged and runs for 2 entire months on a full charge, which makes it pretty great because you can charge it and then forget about it. A small price to pay for water that’s at its purest, I would say.

Available in four rather eye-catching color combinations that echo the theme of purity, the Quartz is the only bottle that purifies your beverage and sterilizes the insides of your bottle too. For what it’s worth, you can even use the UV LED to cleanse everything from your hands, to your cutlery!

Designer: Justin Wang of QUARTZ

Click here to Buy Now: $59.00 $99.00

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With digital purification from UVC light, your water and bottle is purified at the touch of a button.

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Click here to Buy Now: $59.00 $99.00