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Slo-mo king Richard Ryan HK417s the crap out of it:

Richard-Ryan-ENDO-Pistol-WhipThat watch looks like such a gimmick.  I’ll never stop wearing mechanical watches and make the jump to something techie like this!

2:13 – Holy… that direct hit!

Thoughts?  Oh yea and this is also where some of you guys complain that your sick of seeing him shoot expensive things :P

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Celebrating 50 years of 007 with a new watch, and by trolling us with this:

Does anyone that’s not less than 12 years old actually think that the whole cartridge fires out of the barrel? Something I’d expect from a smaller company, not Omega.

The whole animation can be viewed right on the homepage of Omega’s website or here:

I know some of you are going to cry “Artistic license!”  … to that I say “PuhLeeeeez”.

Again… not a “bullet”.  I’m glad I ditched my Omega Seamaster for a Rolex Submariner.

Thoughts?  How long do you think it will be until they realized their mistake and change it?

Hat tip: Anders R.

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Awesome video, but I don’t think it is a very effective way to promote their service.

The message of the video is that “You don’t need a gun to protect your kids” from child predator scumbags. First of all, like I mentioned in previous posts I do not give a shit about the lives of murderers, rapists, child predators, etc… so saying you don’t need to shoot them, and that you should instead sign up for an email notification service that AmberWatch provides, and that will protect you kids seriously makes me ROFL.  I say shoot them all the first time they do something that makes them a danger to society.

Riddle me this… so you get an “alert” from AmberWatch which says that a man in a fake icecream truck tried to abduct 2 girls on the other side of the city where your son or daughter is.  What happens next?  Does batman work for Amberwatch? Or do you drop everything you are doing and race through traffic at 80mph frantically trying to find your kid.  All i’m saying is that their business plan seems to have some holes in it. Another big one being the fact that it appears that anyone can submit an “Event” to their website.  Is there any quality control?  The main AmberWatch foundation website says that the alerts are “Vetted And Authenticated by the AmberWatch foundation”, but I really don’t see how.  Do they know where every danger to your child is, but are just waiting for someone to lodge a complaint? I doubt it.

All that said… if I were a parent I probably would sign up for the service, but it would be supplementary to my gun… not instead of it.

AmberWatch Alert website – HERE

One last thing… I hope no one sees that video and trys shooting dual guns in the air.  Not a great idea considering you have no idea where those bullets are ending up.

Hat tip: Charles D

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This video is total fail

At the very start it shows 2 kids playing with a gun.  I know the point they are trying to get across, but really?

At 51 seconds the gun clicks, indicating that it actually would have fired a round when the guy not wearing the watch pulled the trigger.

Armatix must have caught on, because on their website the video now has that failed demo conveniently edited out.

You can read more about the Armatix gun on my other post – HERE

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The watch sends a wireless arming signal to the gun. If the gun is picking up a signal from the watch, a green LED on the back lights up. Try squeezing the handle without wearing the watch, and you will see a red warning light and the gun will not fire. Anyone can pick up a limited edition version of the pistol for about 7,000 euro, which is pretty steep for a .22cal plinker. They start shipping next month. (Source – Wired)

7000 EUR = $9712 USD (at today’s exchange rate)… OUCH!

I know that I’m a watch snob, but that one just looks terrible!  What would have been wrong with using an RFID tag that you could just carry in your pocket that would communicate with the gun. The gun must take batteries too if it lights up, so there’s another thing to worry about.

I’d rather see electronics and guns stay away from each other in general, unless we are talking about railguns, those are awesome.

Armatix website – HERE

The page is in German, and for some reason does not cooperate with google translate.  I managed to navigate a bit on it though, and it looks like they sell a few other types of gun safety devices.

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