Item One: The youngest Quill received his Apple Watch last Friday amidst great fanfare and excitement. I was given explicit instructions to pick him up from school, bring the Watch with all packaging intact and bring a knife to facilitate opening. As Mr. PQ has been visiting our design folks south of the border, he requested a video and Face Time presence for the grand unveiling. If there were any more geekdom going on in my car at that moment I believe it would have permanently smelled like Taco Bell and all night gaming sessions. I have to admit, affection from a 14 year old boy can be hard to come by, especially when they are in the public arena, so it does this mama’s heart good to feel the haptic heart rate of my kid pulse against my wrist, and he sends it routinely and serendipitously.
Item Two: We will be staging a contest to see who can load more Apple Watch Apps to their watch. The tie breaking round will consist of creative artistic expression utilized in app layout. Mr. PQ currently has a Christmas tree of euphoria on his wrist. Extra coupon love to those who post an Instagram of their own creations. #applewatchart (you need to add @PQ handle for Instagram)
Item Three: I cannot wait to get my hands, or in this case wrist, on the new leather straps we are designing for Apple Watch. I love the sport band for it’s utility, but we are heading into the hell furnace that is Minnesota summer and I find the sport watch keeps my wrist sweating working out and other wise. The supple feel of leather tanned by craftsmen who quite possibly geek out more about leather craft over generations of family members then my boys geek out about their electronics, is appealing at multiple levels.
It’s the great thing about Apple, they keep proprietary the things they need to, while valuing what other companies bring in terms of value to their products.