Unique Grain Needs You To Put on Their Watch, And An Apple Watch – On One Wrist
The Apple Watch poses a possible drawback for conventional watch corporations – your wrist is extraordinarily restricted actual property. It’s one thing that even smartphone makers don’t face to such an excessive extent, because it’s very attainable to hold two telephones, even when it’s not the norm, and actually many individuals do have one telephone for work and one for private use already. Technically, you’ve additionally received two wrists, however strapping a watch to each is simply not the best way anybody operates.
Unique Grain, which discovered Kickstarter success two years in the past crowdfunding its chrome steel and pure wooden assortment of timepieces, is hoping to work collectively, moderately than towards the Apple Watch’s momentum with a new assortment launching on the crowdfunding website right now. The Unique Grain Barrel is the brand new lineup, which makes use of wooden reclaimed from whiskey barrels inlaid inside a stainless-steel construction to construct on its now-signature look; the Duo is a particular clasp for the Barrel that features customized lugs for mounting an Apple Watch that then sits on the underside of the wrist, prepared for notifications, Apple Pay, and all the things else the smartwatch can do.
That’s proper – your Apple Watch can reside on the underside of your arm, letting you flip it as much as view simply as should you have been a cool child from the 90s sporting your Swatch in direct contradiction of the traditional technique.
The Unique Grain Duo is definitely a reasonably sensible method to amp up a daily timepiece on a stainless-steel band with Apple Pay and different comfort options, however it isn’t essentially one of the simplest ways to make use of an Apple Watch; the corporate despatched a manufacturing prototype my means, and I discovered that the Apple Watch had hassle detecting a wrist twist to activate the display when it’s on the underside of your wrist. Notifications are additionally nonetheless detectable, however really feel a bit of weaker to me vs. once they’re topside.
Nonetheless, in the event you’re dedicated to a standard timepiece in addition to Apple Watch, that is the least awkward means I’ve seen but to take pleasure in each. The Duo clasp is a backer bonus at sure ranges for this new Unique Grain marketing campaign.
The Barrel itself is a good-looking, distinctive watch with a variety of originality, and the Duo clasp (my prototype was designed for the 38mm model) for Apple Watch is a pleasant bonus function. I’m not solely satisfied that that is how individuals need their Watch expertise to go, however for many who need their Watch and their watch, too, this looks like a strong choice.
The Barrel begins at $129 for early backers, or $149 for the watch and the Duo clasp, and Unique Grain anticipates delivery them in October 2015.