Casio not only had an incredibly impressive booth at the show, but a ton of incredible new products! There’s a lot to cover in just this one booth, and it all has technology and durability written all over it.
Lets start with the ever popular G-Shock. Their newest introduction with the most hype has been the G-Shock Aviation GW-A1100 series. Without a doubt, this is one of the baddest G-Shocks to hit the market. Not only does it have the convenience of “Smart Access Technology” (which is radio controlled and you can select one out of 29 cities by unlocking and turning the crown so the hands automatically set), but world time mode (a secondary timezone), A 1/20th of a second chronograph, a countdown timer, daily alarm, perpetual calendar, automatic hand correction, is triple G resist, and the newest feature… a compass! All of this is powered by light and can go a maximum of 29 months in the dark before it needs to recharge. That was a good amount of info, but we’ll save more details for a review when they come in. If you are interested in pre-ordering this model, please click HERE.
Another cool item we saw was the new variations of G-Shock Bluetooth for iPhone. The GB-6900 and new GB-5600 were both on display and can connect to iPhone 4S or 5 through Bluetooth 4.0. The range of features are vast, but as a quick break down, there are alerts for incoming calls, emails, Facebook and Twitter messages, and link loss. Not only that, but the time will adjust to time shown on your phone, there is a phone finder to make your phone ring (even if on silent), and a auto reconnect feature. You get all of this for around $180. Pretty darn impressive!
Here’s some other G’s we saw while touring the show…
There’s lots of great style in G-Shock. So many colors to choose from and different technologies among them. The options are endless, and thankfully, they’re incredibly affordable.
One of my favorite sections sof the Casio booth was Edifice. The new addition to the line up this year was really something that peaked my interest. The new multi-function Edifice has tons of features. This model also has “Smart Acces Technology”, world time mode, a 1/20th of a second chronograph, automatic hand correction, perpetual calendar, alarm, compass, and is solar powered. The distinct difference between this and the new G-Shock Aviation is the Edifices vibration resistance. Casio actually encases the time keeping module in what they call an alpha gel. This gel is apparently composed of silicone and other materials which give it tremendous vibration resistance.
Another impressive series is the Edifice EMA-100. As with most Casio products, there’s a decent list of features on this model. You have a tide graph, moon phase, stop watch, world time and alarm function. This model is battery driven, with about a 3 year life.
And now… The biggest, little thing to come out by Casio. The new reduced size Protrek PRW-3000. Down to 47mm from about 50mm, these new Protrek’s manage to squeeze tons of technology into a small platform. The PRW-300 is radio controlled, has altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, a 1/10th of a second stopwatch, countdown timer, alarm, sub-zero temperature resistance, world time for 48 cities (31 timezones), and is solar powered lasting up to 23 months in the dark.
Looking forward to the delivery of all the new Casio products here at AZ Fine Time!