Tag Heuer announces its self-charging cell phone, the Meridiist Infinite

The company more commonly known for nice watches and sunglasses also has a luxury line of mobile phones. Like other luxury mobile devices though, Tag’s line-up is all about the flash, catch the eye with premium materials, premium build quality, and charge a boatload of money for it.

Tag Heuer has added a rather neat feature to its latest edition, the Meridiist Infinite, perpetual power. This is not the same as what as premium watches use to keep the gears spinning, that is, motion. Instead, behind the main screen are thin photovoltaic cells which will charge the phone automatically.

The Meridiist Infinite will charge off sunlight, or artificial light, effectively giving the device a standby time of, “forever.” Tag Heuer mobile phones, like the Vertu line of devices, also have an accompanying concierge service to wait at your every beck-and-call.

Technical specs for this device are what you would expect for a feature phone, 2.4-inch LCD screen (320x240) with a secondary display showing additional information. The Meridiist Infinite has 8GB of storage, a 5MP camera, and is an unlocked GSM device. It is made out of titanium and carbon and will be produced in limited quantities, only 1,911 will be made.

The Meridiist Infinite will be available beginning in July at select retailers and jewelers. Bring lots of money, pricing has not been announced but preceding models have started at over $5,000.

via: VR-Zone

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Meridiist Infinite
  • Display 2.4 inches
    320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Storage 8GB,



20. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

And then I forget to take it out of my bag. Oh well, where's the charger?

17. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

If I'm reading this right, the solar cells are part of the display? If so, I wonder if a type of regenerative charging will take place, drawing energy from the display as it's lit up? It's a stretch, but would be incredible if it does work that way as well as sitting it under a light source.

15. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

It'll sell. Some people have way more money than brains. Wish I was one of them lol.

14. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Didn't Sammy's blue earth did that first? With it's solar panels at the back?

22. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

solar panels IN THE SCREEN man!!!!!

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5825; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

For $5000, I rather get a 4K gaming PC, Z2 or S5, Surface Pro 2 or T300, PS4 (second son and uncharted) and X1 (halo)

9. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

very late coverage of this news, i have send you the link couple of days back but you ignored this and now see, you have to publish!

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

A z2 or s5, a tablet z2, playstation 4(my ps3 getting old, games getting boring).

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

P.S. And 100 game titles, google play gift cards(gift myself of course) and if still money left i'll get a harley.

7. SamsungELITE unregistered

thanks TagHeur but no thanks.

6. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

I bet it hurts if you get hit by it.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Nah. I'd rather have new Macbook Pro, new phone (or two) and a new tablet with that money. Maybe Lumia 1020 also, to take pictures. Some money for apps. Couple of other cool gadgets, and still there would probably be plenty of money.

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Innovation from an unlikely source. Coool.

19. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Oh yes. Now put that in my phone and extend my battery life.

3. RizwanYaqoob

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

So, iPhone is overpriced?

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5825; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO all flagships are overpriced except the Nexus 5

18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's really hard to judge how overpriced a flagship is when they pour so much money into R&D. Might cost $200 to make a phone. But more than likely they only sell the units to carriers and stores for $400ish. And you have to take a company's overhead into account too.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It isn't an exact science but the iPhone is certainly over priced. That is fact. Their R&D budget isn't that high, especially compared to Samsung, Nokia, and possibly LG. The carriers are cut out of the profits. And they are priced higher than all other flagships with much lower specifications. Unless IOS costs a fortune to maintain, they are raping everyone hard.

23. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It's kind of given IPhone has high profit of mergin haha. They don't come out with anything new. They just take what is available, buy it, put on their new flagship. :P

16. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Tag Heuer has always had expensive watches. I wouldnt expect anything else they are behind to be cheap. That said....there are a few other phones that are waaaaay overpriced too, supposedly in the luxury phone category.

1. twens

Posts: 1190; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I will get me a razerblade pro, xbox one, lumia 1520, galaxy pro 8.4 with that money plus some other cool gadgets.

2. Sauce unregistered

xbOne LOL

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5825; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Razer Blade is a "gaming ultrabook", has an i7 and GTX 870M, making it more powerful compared to the APUs in X1 and PS4 (the Blade is still overpriced though)

24. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Yea thats true for now. Don't lose senses for now and wait till the technology gets cheaper and we see it in other phones. Then things will get interesting

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