The prototype of the smartwatch HP design in 1977 can be now purchased for $14,500
Wrist watches have been among us more than one century, although not many of them can boast of having “intelligent” label. The smartwatch or smart watches seem to be a relatively new invention, although nothing is further from the truth, as the news that we bring you today shows us that companies like HP already thought this technology back in 1977 category. Do you want to know one of the first history smartwatch?
Long before that devices with Android Wear and the rumored iWatch would come to the fore, some companies began to experiment with ltechnology of quartz, LEDs, and miniaturized circuits to create the ancestors of the modern wearables. HP, a company that manufactured some of the most important calculators when they still posed a challenge, was responsible for the HP-01, the first history smartwatch.
This heavy quartz device had the merit of being one of the first relojes-calculadora that were designed. Yes, long before that Casio astonished everyone with this type of device. According to the Museum of the HP calculators, the HP-01 cost $600 in 1977, had a considerable weight and could be picked in gold or metallic color.
The HP-01 is currently one of the objects to any collector of calculators (Yes, any) you wish to have in their cabinets. All of them, now have the opportunity to take this piece of technology history thanks to an eBay seller who says having a prototype of the HP-01. In addition, would be an edition that did not see the light, it would then have it available in chrome version.
A seller’s eBay auction a prototype of the HP-01 chrome model that did not see the light
If by itself make a copy like this is something tremendously complicated, obtain a chrome-plated version that did not enter production phase is still more. Not in vain,the minimum bid price starts at $ 14,500, something that makes this HP-01 only intended for collectors and wealthy pockets.
We don’t have any doubt that the seller won’t have any problems getting sell this magnificent specimen, because if there is a market in which we do not know the word crisis is the collectibles.
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