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Samsung and Diesel Black Gold team up to make the wildest looking smartwatch yet

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:51PM EST
Apple Watch Vs. Samsung Gear S

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It seems that the Apple Watch’s design has been somewhat polarizing so far — indeed, our own unscientific poll of our readers showed roughly a 50-50 split between readers who loved it and readers who thought it was hideous. However, you can leave it to Samsung to take design choices for its gadgets to crazy new levels, as we can see from the new Diesel Black Gold editions of Samsung’s Gear S.

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SamMobile says that these new leather-and-metal Gear S bands “have been inspired by highly stylized New Wave rock stars and ‘tough rockabilly heroines.'” In our minds, however, when we look at them we can only think of the Daleks from Dr. Who:

To each their own, however: If Samsung really wants to corner the smartwatch market for tough rockabilly heroines and/or evil intergalactic cyborgs, who are we to judge?

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.