Sony is making another e-paper watch and wants you to front the cash

Sony has announced as new version of its e-paper FES Watch and, just like last time, wants fans to fund it.

The FES Watch U, which looks to build on the original, is seeking funding on Sony’s First Flight platform.

Sony’s updated version, which is seeking funding by October, now has an e-paper display on the face and, interestingly, a flexible e-paper display on the strap, which changes design depending on the watch face.

This version also adds waterproofing and a battery that lasts three weeks. You can thank the e-paper for that. The face is also coated in sapphire glass meaning its likely to survive most scratches and scraps.

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Just like the original FES Watch, which was never released outside of Japan, it’ll also pair with your smartphone.

Unfortunately, just like the original, despite looking staggeringly cool in its simplicity, it’s unlikely to ever be released outside of Japan.

Sony wants pledges of ¥44,710 and ¥59,940 to secure a watch, which is between £334 and £448. So they’re not cheap.

Regardless, you can check it out in the video below (via TechCrunch).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSwG3DagSis