You can cross a smartwatch off your wish list this holiday season now that ThinkGeek has revealed this utterly amazing compact Flux Capacitor Watch that really fluxes. The red LED readout on the bottom shows the current date, while the flashing LEDs on the flux capacitor do indicate the time, although deciphering it will take some practice, according to the folks at ThinkGeek.
Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.
The $US50 watch, which is an officially licensed Back to the Future collectible, even has a “Time Travel” mode which will generate a random date and time at the push of a button, which should serve as a great excuse if you happen to be late for a meeting. “You said the meeting was at 9am on the 3rd. Look at my watch, it’s clearly the 5th, but 37 years ago, I’m definitely not late.” [ThinkGeek]