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Casio VivCel VCL-100
The most prophetic of the proto-smart Casio watches. VivCel VCL-100 operated in conjunction with a cell phone and had their own antenna. Watch to vibrate when incoming call.
Before the advent of Bluetooth, before the advent of smartwatches, Casio could already notify you when you received a call. And they did it with these watches.
City antennas have something special. They are the artificial “trees” of civilization. A whole landscape of architectural elements that we rarely pay attention to and that coexist and subsist above our heads. Touching the sky. And what are, all of them, at night, more than ghostly forms that extend their arms towards our dreams, carrying the signals of our telephones, our televisions and our radio receivers?
Their specters travel with us, they touch us subtly, they surround us, invisible unknowns that carry news, music, conversations … Pieces of life that swarm and dance through the air before our eyes, without being able to see them, invisible. Without being able to even perceive his presence. What are they, if not series of encounters and misunderstandings of distant loves, of lost threads, broken, of stories never disclosed? Plans, illusions, hopes. They carry the lives of people written in electrical pulses, like the beating of a heart in a sea of sensations, in the body of a chimerical entity.
What watch is there that can function well in all that tidal wave of waves, that can be able to discriminate certain of them, and like a shark to keep on the lookout and listen? Yes, that is what this imposing Casio model does.
The first thing I thought when I was able to enjoy it in my own hands was: “well, this nineties technology will be obsolete today”, but to try I decided to activate the reception on the watch, I turned on my mobile and what would be my surprise when I took it line the clock began to vibrate. I had a good scare, and I wondered why Casio could not have continued with these types of watches. They are fantastic. Without emitting any signal, its antenna is capable of detecting the waves of mobile phones, and it is incredible to see how it alerts you when you turn the phone on or off, receive a call or a message. All this without the need to match it in any way, without emitting radiation, and with a configurable degree of sensitivity. The Casio VCL-110 is one of those watches where Casio does what we love to see the most: imaginative solutions for everyday needs. It is the type of “watch-gadget” that Casio used to launch, such as the models with ultraviolet detectors or those with a temperature graph, that you bought yourself because of how attractive and curious they were, although you will use their functions very occasionally. . They were watches that you could wow “the staff” with, and in fact all the people I’ve shown it to and seen how this VCL-110 works have been amazed that watches with these things existed.
Another aspect that attracts the most attention is the multitude of animations that Casio could create using just a small grid. dot matrix. The animations not only accompany the different modes of the watch, but also perfectly complement all its functions. It also has very nice details, such as the antenna icon, which depending on the power we select on the watch (its sensitivity), this icon will appear on your screen with more or less coverage. Other of its virtues are the direct accesses to the reception control functions, very intuitive, fast and easy to use and remember.
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