PodKit Watch™ + ClipClok™ are an Apple® iPod nano® compatible pocket watch style case and analog timepiece module seeking funding on Kickstarter, a popular crowdfunding website. Designed by American-Taiwanese industrial designer, Simon Kwan, they are part of an emergence of new products that want to change Western perceptions about Chinese design.
Kwan’s PodKit Watch™ is a modern retro mix of a classic gentlemen’s pocket watch and personal electronics accessory. Inspired by the success of LunaTik™, the first Kickstarter design project to raise almost $1 million in crowdfunding, Kwan decided to also use the site to launch his own take on the iPod®-as-watch product trend. His design, however, adds some new twists. Unlike the LunaTik™, PodKit Watch™ isn’t worn on the wrist. It comes with two chains allowing it to be either worn on clothing and bags or as a pendant.
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