Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Saturday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
Gadget Detective on
Gadget of the Week
Abacus Caller ID Watch
Bluetooth link to your mobile notifies you of an incoming call, text or MMS message
Smart blue OLED strip Caller-ID display shows the number or name of the caller
Push a button the watch once to silence the ring of the incoming call
Push a button the watch twice to reject the incoming call
Alerts you when you move out of the range of the Bluetooth link (approx 10m)
This alert could alert you to the theft of your phone, although the thief would have a 10m head-start!
Good build quality
Stylish albeit bulky design
Available in a choice of black rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet
Will currently only link to Sony Ericsson Bluetooth phones
Watch is bulky
Watch needs to be recharged every 5 -7 days
Not possible to conduct the call via the wristwatch
Not suitable for underwater use
Cost:£149.99 for Stainless Steel Bracelet version
£119.99 for Rubber Strap version
Star Rating: 6 Stars A novel idea, built into a quality watch but will only be of interest to users of Sony Ericsson mobile phones. Users of Apple iPods should consider the Gear4 BluEye gadget instead.