During the summer of 2015, Bethesda launched a smartphone accessory, Pip-Boy, in limited edition. Ths smartphone lets you strap your mobile phone to your wrist while you play Fallout 4.
This time around, Bethesda has partnered with ThinkGeek to offer a, should we say, more realistic version of the wrist computer from its popular game series.
The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Bluetooth Edition is a reproduction of the actual Pip-Boy accessory from the games with complete dials, knobs and monochrome display except that you wouldn’t have to put your phone into it in order to use it. All you need to do is slide it on your wrist and then sync it with your phone and it will allow you to make phone calls, display notifications or stream music just like any other smartwatch.
The major difference, however, between a regular smartwatch and the Pip-Boy is size. The Pip-Boy is one big smartwatch, measuring about 7 inches and 2 pounds in weight.
See the video below:
We wonder if people will wear this watch out in public, especially as it looks like a detonator or something of that nature. It also has support for a removable USB flash drive and stereo speakers!
There is another huge “smartwatch” that will be released in the US this year and it’s called the Rufus Cuff.
It is just about 3.2 inches long and can worn on your wrist as well. It seems more functional than the Pip-Boy prop and has a more modern look.
The Pip-Boy replica is not up for sale but is available for pre-order from ThinkGeek for $350 and will be shipping in november. While the Rufus Cuff is available for pre-order as well starting from $299 upwards and will be shipping later this year.