The Burg 12 smartwatch/phone conjures up memories of Dick Tracy days. Wearing it will make you feel like the coolest person around.
Created by Hermen van den Burg, world-renowned lifestyle designer to Ikea and Target, it features a 1.5-inch (240 x 240 resolution) touchscreen display.
In addition to time and calls, the smartwatch/phone has an amazing list of features including audio recording, messaging (SMS and MMS), multimedia, Bluetooth (3.0) and a built-in camera.
There's also a microSD storage slot and you can upgrade the included 4GB card up to 16GB. The touchscreen is scratch- and splash-resistant and is used to access the calendar, contact list and calculator.
The phone needs a SIM card, which is simple to install. One comes with the watch to get you going with $25 worth of prepaid talk and text.
All-in-all, it's pretty easy to operate. You do have to get familiar with what button does what, so that means you'll have to do one of the things I hate most: read the directions. But fortunately it's a quick starter guide and only takes a few minutes.
The camera is limited but it's there. It has a 1.3 megapixel sensor and a 3X zoom.
There's also a handy stylus built into the wristband. Slide it out and extend it to its 1.75-inch length. Don't be fooled by the size, it fits in your hands easily and is really handy to access anything on the display.
It's powered by an internal 450mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which charges in 1-3 hours with the included USB cable.
http://burgsmartwatch.com $199 with a black or purple strap
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter@greggellman.