Let’s face it, if you’re buying a smartwatch, you are either really into the next big thing when it comes to technology, or it’s a practical purchase to let you stay on top of your phone without having to bust it out all the time. The Klatz wants to make it a little less dorky to take a call with something on your wrist, by allowing you to take it off your wrist.

Wrist Watching

As a smartwatch, the Klatz is pretty straightforward. It’s got a dot-matrix-esque screen that lets you know the time, alerts you to incoming texts and calls, and generally does what one expects a screen around one’s wrist to do. The interesting part is when you get a call and flip it open; it turns into, essentially a full Bluetooth headset, so you can take the call without looking like quite as much of a dork, or sharing your conversation with the public.

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Yeah, it’s still a bit silly, but it’s more polite. That’s fairly important, in this era of the smartphone being a Personal Obnoxiousness Projector. True, it won’t make smartwatches any cooler, but it actually makes them useful… which is really saying something.

Dan Seitz

Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.

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