Thursday, March 31, 2011
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
In developing its own wristwatches Casio began with the basic question, "What is a wristwatch?" Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month — not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the world’s first digital watch with automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.
Casio transformed the concept of the watch — from a mere timepiece to an information device for the wrist — and undertook product planning based on this innovative idea. We developed not only time functions such as global time zone watches, but also other radical new functions using Casio’s own digital technology, including calculator and dictionary functions, as well as a phonebook feature based on memory technology, and even a thermometer function using a built-in sensor. The memory-function watches became our DATA BANK product series, while the sensor watches developed into two unique Casio product lines of today: the Pathfinder series displaying altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.
In 1983, Casio launched the shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. This product shattered the notion that a watch is a fragile piece of jewelry that needs to be handled with care, and was the result of Casio engineers taking on the challenge of creating the world’s toughest watch. Using a triple-protection design for the parts, module, and case, the G-SHOCK offered a radical new type of watch that was unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Its practicality was immediately recognized, and its unique look, which embodied its functionality, became wildly popular, resulting in explosive sales in the early 1990s. The G-SHOCK soon adopted various new sensors, solar-powered radio-controlled technology (described below), and new materials for even better durability. By always employing the latest technology, and continuing to transcend conventional thinking about the watch, the G-SHOCK brand has become Casio’s flagship timepiece product.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, and the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time. In particular, the radio-controlled function represents a revolution in time-keeping technology similar to the impact created when mechanical watches gave way to quartz technology. Through the further development of high radio-wave sensitivity, miniaturization, and improved energy efficiency, Casio continues to produce a whole range of radio-controlled models.
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Casio Men's MTG900DA-8V G-Shock MT-G Atomic Tough Solar Watch
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Based on the successful appeal of the PAW1300 Slim Design series, the Casio Men's Pathfinder Digital Multi-Function Resin Band Watch #PAW2000-1CR comes with the same slim design, but now enhanced with a duplex LCD for greater visibility. Other high-tech features include multi-band atomic automatic time adjustment ( up to six times daily if you're in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, or China), sunset and sunrise data, and Triple Sensor Solar technology, making this one of the most powerful tools for the outdoor adventurer. Other built-in outdoor tools include a digital compass that measures and displays direction as one of 16 points, a day and month calendar, an altimeter, and a backlit display with Afterglow technology. With a handsome, rugged resin band with traditional buckle clasp, this watch is water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters).
Introducing the second generation of slim design Pathfinder. Based on the successful appeal of the PAW1300 Slim Design series, comes a new design with the same slim design, but now enhanced with Duplex LCD for greater visibility. The model boasts Multi-Band 6 Solar Atomic and Triple Sensor technology coupled with Sunrise/Sunset Data, making this one of the most powerful and necessary tools for the outdoor adventurer. Solar Atomic Timekeeping, Slim Case Design – 11.5mm thin, Triple Sensor w/Duplex LCD, Sunrise & Sunset Data. Black Resin Band and Digital Dial Code.
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Casio Men's PAW2000-1CR Pathfinder Digital Multi-Function Resin Band Watch
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
GE SmartWater MWF Refrigerator Water Filter, 1-Pack General Electric
GE MWF Refrigerator Water Filter is easy to replace with no special tools required. No need to even turn off the water, simply turn the filter to the left to remove. A check valve stops water flow and prevents leakage. Insert a new filter and turn to the right. It replaces GE water filter part numbers GWF, GWFA, GWF01, GWF06, MWFA, and Hotpoint HWF, HWFA . This GE water filter works with a wide-range of GE and Hotpoint models and should be replaced every six months. An adapter may be needed if you have the following filters: FXRC, FXRT, MXRC, HXRT, WR97X10006, and Kenmore 46-9905.
The General Electric (GE) MWFDS SmartWater Refrigerator Filter reduces lead cysts, asbestos, mercury, and other sediments and pesticides as well as tastes and odor from chlorine treatment for better tasting and healthy water. The filter is NSF tested and certified. Manufacturer number: MWFDS. SKU number: 4299855.
GE SmartWater MWF Refrigerator Water Filter Product Details
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- ASIN: B000AST3AK
- Item model number: MWF