Able-bodied people all over the world are jealous of Eone’s stylish new wristwatches, designed for people who are visually impaired or blind. The timepieces include elevated hour markers and line segments that enable the user to feel the time with their fingertips. In addition to the cool wristbands and fashionable finishes, the design features magnetized ball bearings that travel around the watch face to indicate the hour and minute by touch. The innovative design fills the need for a unique wristwatch for those who cannot tell time visually, while still maintaining beautiful aesthetics and everyday comfort.
One able-bodied man expressed his envy on Twitter, writing, “First those fancy motorized wheelchairs, then cute service dogs, and now this? Once again disabled people get all the cool stuff. #Lame!”
His sentiments were echoed by many, including another user who wrote that “those things are sick af” and that he was excited to buy one for himself, even as a sighted person.
The phenomenon of products for disabled people becoming mainstream hits is nothing new, and disabled people have been solving the problems with everyday products for centuries. From kitchen utensils to touchscreens to alarm clocks, there have always been disabled people innovating solutions and leading the way in universal design. Fortunately, whether you’re disabled or able-bodied, visually impaired or sighted, fashionable or frumpy, the Eone timepiece is for you.