With less than two days until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, projection watch Ritot has successfully raised $1,007,756 from close to 6,000. Inspired by future technologies, the devices team has created a completely different and original timepiece.
Sharing details about the watch, the Ritot team revealed, “It’s been a long time since mankind has stopped peering into the sky at the sun to calculate the time. Clocks were invented for this purpose. The first clock was created thousands of years ago. There were various types of clock, including sundial, clepsydra, hourglass and others.”
“Since then, the evolution of clock has continued and brought to us the first wristwatch. Every year there emerge dozens of new models of wristwatch, but the operating principle has not changed.”
“We live in a new progressive millennium; everything around us progresses and develops. In our opinion, clock design should be both technically innovative and fashionable. Watches demonstrating that humanity does not stand still. These are the watches we bring into life.”
Along with the Ritot being complete safe for skin/health and users can change the project colors in one click, other features are the following:
- Special projection technology, which allows using Ritot during the day and night.
- Due to high quality materials and technical components, Ritot has extended operation life.
- The user can change the project color with just one click. There are more than 20 colors available.
- There are two ways to activate projection: you may touch the button or just shake your hand.
- Projection disappears automatically in 10 seconds.
- Energy saving technology. 1 month in stand-by mode and 150 hours in projection mode.
- Size for any hand.
- Unisex design.
- 24 or 12-hour time display mode.
- Projection view is changed for left and right hand.
While it has received not only success and attention, the Ritot projection watch has been dealing with some criticism following certain promises that backers find impossible. Although the team promised to have the product out in early 2015, they have yet to create a prototype.
Explaining the reason for this issue, the team wrote, “Currently, we don’t have a fully working prototype, the photos in campaign are computer renderings of what we envision the device to look like. Our watches are based on a new projection technology that has proven itself. Our task is to bring our model the closest to the technical ideal. We will do our best to achieve this. You will be able to monitor and even control all production stages and give your suggestions to the first working prototypes.”
“All required components are booked and will arrive soon to start assembling of our prototype. We plan to show the video of the first working prototype as soon as possible. Also we will post updates with more technical information during the campaign. Note, some components may change(and most likely they will) after testing of our prototype. You will be informed with every step of developing.”
During a recent update, the Ritot team wrote,“In the first prototype and testing’s, we will use an existing DLP3000 module assembly, in which there is the DLP3000 DMD that we need. After all the tests, when we will be sure that we can work with DLP3000 DMD, we will create a module with an appropriate size specifically for our watch. So don’t think that will not fit our watch size looking on module assembly, because we use only the DLP3000 DMD, which size is 16,6×7×5 mm. It is the largest element after the battery. The optical system can be not so big as you can read in DLP3000 assembly module documentation. Also location of the DLP3000 DMD is not necessarily transversal; the optics is customizable.”
The next day, the team added, “Today, received our long-awaited Development Kit whereby, as it was mentioned earlier, we will be able to begin programming and testing the DLP3000DMD (its size 16, 6*7*5mm). Friends, please take into consideration that this a prototype device for developers whereby we can set up and test our DLP3000DMD, therefore the overall dimensions of the Development Kit are large because of the additional set of modules (components) for programming and testing.”
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