If you can get over your self-consciousness, the Burg 12 watch phone is a great device. In fact, it’s quite remarkable when you consider how much tech is crammed into its relatively modest dimensions. The only question is whether you’d want to wear a combination cellphone and watch on your wrist.

Aside from the ability to make and receive calls, you get a built-in speaker, Bluetooth connectivity, colour touchscreen, MP3/MP4 player, front-facing camera with video recorder and 3x zoom function, Internet connectivity through WAP 1.2.1, vibrate function, microSD card slot, calculator, 500-number phone book, and more.

Using the watch phone is a little counter-intuitive at first, but you quickly work out where and how to hold your wrist for optimum results while conducting a conversation. You need to hold the watch close to your ear in noisy environments, but in most cases, the little speaker makes itself heard when held a few centimetres away. Our biggest challenge: ignoring the funny looks from our colleagues while apparently talking to an imaginary friend.

Price: R3 799. For more information, visit www.jptime.co.za or call 011-883 8493