Knowing the time is inarguably a basic need of for us humans, particularly for the busy ones. After all, we could end up derailing our schedules we painstakingly planned for if we don’t keep watch of the hours ticking. Some of us also have the habit of checking the time simply to feel somehow calm and in control of our lives.
And now, technology has recently upped the game of telling time by inventing the Ring Clock. Yes, it’s as you call it: the Ring Clock is a piece of jewelry that fits around your finger and tells you the time.
The Ring Clock was first launched by Gusztav Szikszai as an Indiegogo campaign in 2013, and since then the company has shipped the unique rings throughout the globe.
Okay, it’s unique, great. But, you might be asking now: how much does this Ring Clock cost?
How Much Does the Ring Clock Price?
There are currently four types of Ring Clocks sold by the company based on a product list posted on their official website.
Two of them, the metal ring type with the blue LEDs and the one with the orange LEDs, each costs US$349. Both of these metal types are made from 316L surgical stainless steel, powered by ultra-thin rechargeable lithium polymer battery, and has a water resistance of up to 30M.
The metal-type Ring Clocks has a running time of two to five days, or equivalent to 350 times of activation. The term “activation” pertains to the user rotating the ring, which then activates the LED to light up underneath particular carved digits that supposedly tell the exact time.
The two remaining Ring Clocks are the PVD Black ring with red LEDs and the PVD Gold ring with white LEDs. Each of the Ring Clock costs US$399 and are available for pre-order until March. The company expects to deliver the new rings to customers in the said month.
Ring Clock Shipping
The cost to purchase Ring Clock is not a small amount. But the popularity and the superb craftsmanship of the timepiece didn’t stop people from buying it. If you also plan to buy it despite the hefty Ring Clock price, you first have to consider about product shipping.
The company offers free international shipping with FedEx. However, you have to prepare a budget to pay the required VAT and duties once the Ring Clock arrives in your country. Taxes outside EU varies depending on your country’s regulation, while inside EU the VAT ranges from 20% in the United Kingdom to 27% in other areas.
As for the estimated delivery time, it would take the metal versions about two months and the Black and Gold PVD versions three months before you can wear the high-tech ring.
Ring Clock Sizes
Another thing to consider is the size of the Ring Clock. The ring is available in 18 different sizes that range from 6 ½ to 15 for US and Canada sizes; and M ½ to Z4 for UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand sizes.
There are also available sizes ranging from 13 to 27 for India, China, Japan, and South America; and 13.25 to 34.75 for sizes in Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Upon ordering, you can indicate that you want to check your ring size first. The company will then send you five plastic size checker rings 3 to 4 weeks after your order date. You will then inform them via e-mail of your size and only then will they ship the real product. Delivery will usually take 6 to 8 weeks from your order date.
To Buy or Not to Buy
High Ring Clock cost notwithstanding, the gadget/jewelry has received good reviews from technology and gadget websites, and not without a good reason. For one, the Ring Clock feels and weighs like an ordinary ring despite it being slightly thicker and taller. Hence, those who ordered it won’t think twice of wearing the ring, especially if they are into jewelry.
Some reviewers also praise the makers of the ring for their ingenuity in incorporating stainless steel, LED, and intricate craftsmanship leading to the creation of a never-before-seen timepiece. A reviewer also mentioned how he is fascinated by the complex technology and how the manufacturers managed to cram it into such a small space as a ring.
These descriptions of the Ring Clock attracted technology-savvy consumers. If anything, they will surely indulge themselves in the satisfaction of wearing a genius invention.
If any of the things you’ve read about the ring fascinated you; if you don’t mind wearing a high-tech piece of jewelry; and if you have the money enough to pay the cost to purchase Ring Clock (without getting yourself broke), then you are more than capable of buying the product.
The last thing you’ll probably ever ask yourself after this is that if you need the ring badly enough to go out of your way and order it. From that point on, the decision is solely up to you.
Cheaper Ring Clocks
You might also consider saving money by opting to shop for pre-owned Ring Clocks. It’s a growing trend that some consumers buy the product, use it for a while, and then decide to sell it online to add to their revenues.
For pre-owned rings, you can check websites like e-Bay and Alibaba. However, be careful on who you decide to deal with because scammers are rampant on the internet. If you are asked to pay an unreasonable price for the shipping, reconsider. Also, ask someone to accompany you if the seller invites you for a meet-up to get the product.
The Unique Timepiece that is Ring Clock
It’s wonderful how an Indiegogo project received massive support and is now gaining enough attention to the point that the company can now distribute their products to different parts of the world. The fact that the final product was created not only from the sweat of the people who conceived it but also from the donations of those who believed that Ring Clock would succeed is equally fascinating. The Ring Clock is not only a masterpiece but a sentimental one.
Buying it won’t hurt!