Review of a watch of Kisai Katana Link + creative competition
Very long ago I did not tell something to you about a new watch of Kisai. As you remember, designers of this Japanese company create not simple hours, and the real puzzles for inquisitive minds. Often to learn on them time, it is necessary for you to concentrate and remember as much as possible cunning rules, unique for each separate model. Today I will tell you about new model of hours of Kisai Katana Link, and also I will play three sets of such hours among our readers within creative competition.
These hours not simply so received the name Katana. Katana – a traditional Japanese sword which Samurais used from XV to the XIX century inclusive. Now, certainly, Samurais in Japan any more did not remain. Unless any rare keepers of traditions transfer from generation to generation the samurai doctrine that it did not sink into oblivion. I since the childhood was fond of Japanese culture and, still being the school student, became engrossed in reading of the book of Hagakure («Hidden in foliage» – яп.), representing the practical and spiritual guidance for the Japanese soldier.
What connects a new watch of the Kisai company with a classical samurai sword? They use this sword as an hour hand. And hours at all have no minute hand, and about second and there is nothing to speak. The next riddle of designers of Kisai consists in it: learn to define time in a samurai way. The real Samurai does not have business about minutes any there and seconds. The hour hand is almost motionless on the dial, but the Japanese soldier for hours can watch how trees therefore slowly current time at all does not frighten him grow.
To define time by only one arrow first it is very unusual. As test drive I wore watch of Kisai Katana Link on a hand during the working day and continually with emotion glanced at the dial: it seemed to me that hours broke and rose. There was a feeling that the edge катаны does not move at all forward that me disturbed a little. But actually time took its course, and I all the being tried to accelerate it.
There was something meditative in the course of contemplation of a slow course of life. Each hour on the dial is divided into five equal divisions, each of which that is absolutely logical, personifies 12 minutes of time. When I caught rules of reading of the current time from unusual o’clock, to me the tranquillity and a pacification came. Certainly, on such hours you cannot define time to within a minute, but to use them in daily occurrence after all it is possible. And they look rather stylishly. Anything superfluous: the strict lines, the ground edge катаны, a minimum of unnecessary information. Truly samurai approach.
The case and thong of hours are executed from metal with a dusting very clearly reminding ceramics. I am not the big expert in ceramics as it is the first similar hours in my personal collection therefore I can not tell to you as far as this covering is practical and durable. However at once I will note that on such surface fingerprints appear almost instantly. That upsets a little. Though here to whom as.
You for certain noticed that at the name of hours also there is a word Link. The clever hour bracelet developed by experts of Kisai so is called. Will tell more truly that it at all absolutely a bracelet, and only one its section. The Kisai company lets out these bracelets in the most different styles for all the watch. So than this Link is good?
At once it should be noted that the bracelet of Link will not turn your watch into analog of Apple Watch. It is rather, it simply is convenient help for the owner. Link represents a compact gadget with the built-in storage battery, external magnetic contacts for the charger (Link from USB by means of a complete cable is charged), the round button of inclusion of a food, and also four light-emitting diode indicators of different flowers.
The bracelet is necessary for synchronizing with your smartphone, having created Bluetooth-pair. For this purpose it is necessary to load the Kisai Bridge application from App Store shop (unfortunately, smartphones under control of Android and Windows Phone are not supported yet). To start synchronization activate Bluetooth on your phone, start in the appendix process of scanning and press the inclusion button on Link bracelet. After synchronization the bracelet can be adjusted by means of the appendix so that it notified you on entering calls, sms, messages in social networks by means of five options of vibration and blinking of the corresponding indicators.
It is very convenient, when you rush half-day on bustling city streets and the smartphone in a pocket do not hear and do not feel. Vibration on the wrist to feel much more simply. I checked this function on myself and was convinced of its doubtless advantage. The truth here from social networks was necessary to disconnect messages in the appendix as constantly someone something writes to me and it strongly distracts. But from one charge the bracelet of Link works from three to five days (in energy saving mode) that me surprised much.
What it would be desirable to tell about hours of Kisai Katana Link? They are protected from water splashes so in them it is possible to walk in the rain. As a food element hours use SR616SW battery on 1,55 volts. Here, perhaps, and everything that I can add about them. Get Kisai Katana Link you can in official shop of the company at the price of 159 dollars.
And now let’s pass already to the most interesting, namely to carrying out creative competition during which I will choose three winners who will manage trophy sets of hours of Kisai Katana Link in a black coloring. You can read competition rules slightly below.
So, to become the owner of one of three sets of hours of Kisai Katana Link (Black) which have been kindly provided to us by the Tokyoflash Japan company, you need to execute some simple conditions:
- For a start pass to official page of the Tokyoflash company in the social Facebook network and press there the button "Is pleasant". For this purpose you need own account in Facebook.
- If you categorically do not love Facebook and are not going to be registered in it, but you have an account in Twitter – there is the second option. Open Tokyoflash company page in the Twitter network and зафолловьте it from under the account. For participation in competition Tokyoflash in one of two social networks will enough join in or in both at once — it we leave on your discretion.
- The creative task of competition consists in the following: you should think up Japanese tryokhstishy "hayka" on the subject of high technologies. If you do not know that such a hayka, I suggest you to familiarize with this term in Wikipedia. Certainly, we will be engaged in poetry in Russian, thus without borrowing another’s works (I will look for competitive works in Google to exclude any chiterstvo). It would be desirable to note that existence at participants of healthy sense of humour is welcomed. Let’s increase each other mood, thereby combining business with pleasure: and for hours to be overcome, and to laugh with all the heart. If in you suddenly проснётся the Japanese poet of the XVII century and you want to share with us at once several verses – anything to itself do not refuse. The main thing, do not forget about a characteristic syllable of this genre of poetry and quality of the works, after all any more always means better.
- Now, when you joined in Tokyoflash and mastered Japanese poetry, tell about this competition to the friends. To tell to companions about draw it is necessary in the same social networks in which you were marked out on Tokyoflash company pages (in Facebook, Twitter or both at once). Simply press the corresponding button (or buttons) directly under this material in the Share menu. Attention! Use of the Google networks + and VKontakte in draw is not considered.
- And now we will sum up that you needed to make. Leave the comment to this material in which surely include the hayka (or some verses if you were visited by an unexpected muse), and also the reference (or references) on a repost about our draw on your pages in Facebook and Twitter. These references will be necessary to us to check that you is honest залайкали or зафолловили the Tokyoflash company. Do not worry, if suddenly your message is not published at once. All comments with references, in avoidance spam attacks, pass process of a premoderatsiya and will be published within days. Convincingly I ask you not to duplicate the same message several times in a row.
- Competition will last till evening of Monday, August 31, 2015 so try to manage to publish the competitive works within a week. On termination of me three winners who will manage remarkable hours of Kisai Katana Link (Black) will be chosen. Winners will be directly declared in this material in the evening on Monday closer by 0:00 Moscow time.
- Winners will be informed on the victory on the e-mail address specified in a profile at registration on our site. In case it will not be possible to contact this or that winner within three days from the moment of completion of draw, the prize will get to other person on our discretion. So check operability of the mail boxes in advance.
- Participants of draw should be full age and live in the territory of Russia. Prizes to inhabitants of other countries do not go. Prizes cannot be exchanged for a money equivalent.
- Prizes will be sent to winners by Russian Post within a week after completion of draw. Delivery is free, but for work of postmen edition of a site does not bear any responsibility. After sending we send to winners a track code by means of which they can watch parcel movings with the prize on the territory of Russia.
I wish you huge inspiration and with impatience I wait the first competitive works. Start up in competition will win the strongest!
Came to call time three winners our small, but very unusual creative competition. To choose the best authors a hayka it was very difficult. It appeared that among our readers pretty often remarkable poets to whom the Japanese poetry pleased not less, than me. Some a hayka forced me to smile, and some distances an occasion to reflect. The magic of this east art also consists in it – to lay in three tiny lines the whole history, the sea of emotions, a reason for reflections. Unfortunately, because prize at us only three, it was necessary to choose only three people from a huge number of talented participants of competition.
So, hours of Kisai Katana get to the following authors a hayka:
I will contact winners in the nearest future to the address adhered to their account on our site. So check mail and just in case glance in a box "Spam", suddenly our letter there the automatic will throw.
I express to other participants sincere gratitude for participation and your poetic works. Remain with us as it is far not the last competition which is carried out on our site!