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Desktop toys: No binary time for TheOne

The holiday season is approaching fast. In fact, it seems to approach faster every year. For those of you in the giving spirit around the office, it can be difficult to find that special gift for the person on the other side of the cubicle wall. It cannot be too expensive and it should reflect a certain amount of lightheartedness and fun. I mean, after all, gift giving in an office environment is really about generating smiles and feelings of goodwill with your co-workers.
With that spirit in mind, TechRepublic has acquired several inexpensive yet tasteful and useful desktop toys for review. One of these fine gadgets or gizmos should appeal to even the most difficult to buy for in your office.
Next on our gift list is the TheOne, a binary watch, which comes to us courtesy of KlearGear.com.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

3 comments
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altru21

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DreadDave
DreadDave

What a great idea! I love it. Really too bad you have to push a button to turn it on though :( Pretty much a deal-killer. I'd like to see a version with a clean face too. Something elegant, not so RadioShack. Hopefully we'll see a version 01.1

mwtoelle
mwtoelle

The original LED digital watches of the mid-'70s would only show the time for only a few seconds after the button was pushed to save battery power. Now if the watch used a LCD display, time could be shown as long as the battery was good. That change would also clean up the watch face a bit.