Kick It Old School With This Techy Watch
Even in a world filled with awesome smartwatches, we love kickin’ it old school with simple timepieces from time to time (pun intended). And of course, the quirkier the better. That’s exactly what we found in the HDDWatch. It’s sure to add a little techy flare to the rest of your blingin’ arm.
Though the pictures may be deceiving, the HDDWatch, which stands for Hard Disk Drive, isn’t an actual working hard drive. HDDWatch creator, Jean Jerome, wants you to rest assured that the only way you can save anything to this watch or set up a reminder is by sticking a Post-It on it. Instead, this is just one cool-looking piece of arm candy, made from an obsolete, old-school hard drive and other bits and pieces of tech. Jerome plans to personally hand make each watch for every pledge on his Indiegogo campaign. The first 300 watches are even numbered, but only 280 of those are up for grabs, seeing as he kept 20 for his besties and… his dog.
Jerome has raised over $48,000 — an incredibly impressive feat considering his modest goal of $4,300. The $4,300 was sufficient enough for Jerome to begin production on the first 500 HDDWatches and to create watch cases as well, but it looks like he’s going to have to make a lot more than 500 watches.
We’re thinking we would pair the HDDWatch with simple bangles. How about you?
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!