Verb Smartwatch 2

The Verb Is A Watch That Can Tell Time And Store Your Important Data

January 15, 2014 - Written By Patrick Northcraft

As the perks of cloud storage slowly but surely work their way into society, there is still a place for manual storage.  For those of us who are still skeptical about the cloud, flash drives are our friends.  Even if you are a converted cloud user, there is still always a chance that you will need to transfer a file and will not have internet access.  For these emergency situations, a new option has arrived on the market.  The Verb Watch is a silicone watch with a USB storage device built into the band.  This watch has a built in LED display that shows the time, the remaining battery life, and the amount of USB storage capacity remaining.  The watch has a built in lithium-ion battery which is rechargeable via USB.  The band is available in seven different colors which include a white-grey, black, yellow, orange, pink, light teal, and purple.  While this device is certainly not cutting edge, it does have a niche appeal.

It combines the usefulness and convenience of a watch with the power of USB mass storage.  At around $56 sale price, the watch is not bad considering what you are getting.  While it might have been nice to get a more premium material than silicone, that would obviously drive up the price beyond what most would be willing to pay for 4GB of storage and a basic LED watch. In the time where smartwatches are starting to become more well known, it is nice to see that manufacturers are still making simplistic yet stylish timepieces that can be adapted for the modern user.  Multi-purposed devices are now the norm, and this watch, while lacking the capabilities of say, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, still provides the tech-savvy user an opportunity to keep valuable information with him or her on the go at all times.   What do you think?  Will you be picking this watch up and giving it a test run?  Or would you like to see more for your money?  Does a watch like this actually have a place in the technological ecosystem of today, or is it too little too late?  Let us know in the comments!