Who needs a smartwatch when you can carry "the miracle of life" on your wrist?

By Shawn Knight ยท 32 replies
Mar 26, 2015
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  1. I’ve often mocked smartwatches for being impractical and not actually filling a need… but that was before I saw this promo for The Ant Watch. It’s literally a mini ant farm you strap on your wrist that offers the opportunity to “carry the miracle of life wherever you go.”

    A quick check of the calendar confirms my suspicions – it’s not April Fools’ Day yet which means The Watch Co. is serious about the offering.

    Should you be so compelled to buy a watch (one that doesn’t tell time or do anything for that matter) filled with a few harvester ants, pricing starts at $59 for a basic kit while an investment of $149 will get you a nice wooden version. All order ship free and come with a one year supply of ants shipped to your door every four months. 

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  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    ... And I thought Apple watches were pointless.

    This takes pointless products to a whole new level.
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    I can't be the only one who thinks it's more than a little ****ed up to confine 3 ants to what amounts to a prison cell (enclosure size relative to the ants) merely for one's personal amusement.
    DarkEnd, Capaill, Jamesbrah and 6 others like this.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    How did that get past the filter?
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Are you serious? Is it waterproof? Does it come with a tin of insecticide? How do you feed them? This is a joke, it has to be.
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    No joke:

    Each purchase comes with a vial of 5 live ants, sand, a food/water dropper, tweezers, a case opening tool, and simple and easy care guide.

    To add the ants to your farm, place tube in refrigerator for 10 minutes to put the ants to sleep - then handle them with tweezers as you move them to their new home.

    The ants are fed liquid sugar 1-2 times a month. We've designed a removable crown so you can feed your ants with a specially designed dropper. The ants will live from 4-6 months. All orders come with an automatic 1 year supply of real ants, so we'll ship a new batch to you every 4 months. If you don't need them, you can always set them free!
  7. Pinkie Pie

    Pinkie Pie TS Booster Posts: 70   +30

    Poor ants.
    deemon likes this.
  8. Love nature? If you love nature, you shouldn't be doing like this to ants.
    deemon, DarkEnd and DjKraid like this.
  9. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    I like ants and I do not endorse this product.
    deemon likes this.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    That's sick.:mad:
  11. Ants stronger than gorilla glass.
  12. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,350   +1,999

    So this is the one you give your kids that are into "Itchy & Scratchy" cartoons for when they break out? (the ants, not the kids) ..... lol
  13. Damn, people complain about everything
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    Who actually needs a years supply of ants, that can't get them outside their front door?
  15. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,738   +3,757

    People with nice lawns.
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    So you think a nice lawn will keep ants out.
  17. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    The even cut messes with their navigation.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  18. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 333   +165

    Do you want ants? Because THAT'S how you get ants.
    SLambdaddy likes this.
  19. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,350   +1,999

    Now if they would load them with Fire Ants ..... that could get interesting!
  20. I wouldn't buy this but.... ffs they're just ants. They have nowhere near the level of awareness we have. Instinct says find food, and the legs move. There's no "OMFG help I'm trapped in this prison thing!"

    If you really feel bad about imprisoning ants, perhaps you should look into Veal. Veal crates can confine a calf (baby cattle) to the point where it can't use it's muscles so as to make the meat more tender when people eat it. I garuntee those calves are far more aware than ants. The U.S. has only just begun to try and phase out crates.

    **** the ants. Lets start helping our fellow mammals first. Don't eat Veal. At the very least not crate veal PLEASE.
  21. Total FAIL!!!
  22. Filip B

    Filip B TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +9

    Yeah, I'd really want to be that ant. My world shaking every freaking second and that's when you're just walking. Not to mention running or the huge living space. One thing is to torture ants in your garden, but this is a whole new one to wear a torture chamber on your wrist.

    First of April isn't it.
  23. BabyFaceLee

    BabyFaceLee TS Booster Posts: 118   +37

    What an excellent idea!! I do hope it takes off as I'm hoping to buy a teeny-tiny cage for my living room where I can put the people who buy this kind of senseless crap and watch them starve...perfect entertainment.
  24. DjKraid

    DjKraid TS Guru Posts: 551   +26


    Who would buy anything like this anyway? -and for that epic price too...
  25. Techspot does not endorse piracy.. how can they endorse torture of a living being ??? the person who thought of it seems more than just stupid, but a responsible entity should have criticized it rather than saying you can purchase it. try staying in a case on a busy road and check out the reaction.

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