Scott Wilson, the founder of Chicago-based design firm MINIMAL, has put the call out for funding to bring his iPod Nano watch designs to fruition. Wilson has created two unique watch converters that transform the Nano into a multi-touch watch. The TikTok is a basic snap-in style wristband that allows users to easily lock their Nano into the wrist dock. The LunaTik is the premium version, designed to keep the Nano aboard for permanent use.
Both watch straps are made from silicone rubber, with a solid stainless steel casing. They easily convert your Nano into a watch with a multi-touch color display, MP3, radio, photo storage, pedometer, Nike+ and clock all in a remarkably small package. Wilson explains in his mission statement that “the idea to use the Nano as a watch was an obvious one ever since the product was announced. But we wanted to create a collection that was well designed... Not just clipped on a cheap strap as an afterthought.”
MINIMAL is now seeking pledges to develop the products. The minimum amount of US$25 gives you a pre-order for the TikTok, while $50 puts you in line for the LunaTik, with the goal to start shipping in late December-mid January. The watches do not include an iPod Nano. If you're interested, pledges can be made at KickStarter.com