The "Jeeves" clock from Voco awakens you with one of 49 British quips from the voice of Stephen Fry himself, classically designed with Roman numerals and Ionic columns. An example from Pocket-lint: "Good morning, Sir. The prime minister phoned again. I told him you were not available. We shan't be treated like THAT again!" Indeed.
Imagine, if you will, this conversation between members of a product development team: "Man, waking up is hard."
"You know what else is hard? Saving money."
"We should make something that will help us do both at the same time!"
Maybe it never happened, but it's the only way we could explain the Banclock, an attractive, cube-shaped alarm clock that requires you to deposit change to turn off the alarm--no snooze, no off button, no wimps need purchase. (Though if your pockets are empty after playing too much pinball the night before, the … Read more
In today's high-paced, BlackBerry-powered world, a lot of things have been made more expedient (and more annoying) through the use of high technology, but there are a few things that gadgets just can't seem to solve easily. One of the biggest ones: waking up. We've seen loads of crazy alarm clocks recently, from the one that you have to chase around to the one that flies to the one that you have to dismantle like a bomb. But here's a prototype for an alarm clock that actually might work: instead of an alarm, it wakes you … Read more
We're never quite understood the mass appeal of digital photo frames, at least in the seemingly endless numbers that appeared last holiday season. But this is one product that we would actually use--a travel alarm clock with a built-in digital picture frame that can store up to 50 photos. The Royal clock frame has a backlit 1.4-inch LCD that Chip Chick says can display your pictures as a slide show too. And it's small enough to carry and whip out of your pocket when the parental bragging urge strikes.
Not only does this alarm clock wake you up, it BASE jumps off your night stand and runs away to make sure you are really awake. You need to chase it down to turn it off.
The alarm clock offers one snooze option of up to nine minutes … Read more
We had vowed not to post any more items on alarm clocks, but this could be a Valentine's gag gift for a loved one obsessed with 24. As you rightly guessed, the alarm on Banpresto's "DangerBomb Clock" can be disarmed only if the wires are connected in the correct sequence, according to Akihabara News. It might not be quite so lame if they combined this with the "Sonic Bomb," blowing out the eardrums of the hapless victim who doesn't get to it in time. But that's just us.
Shiny Shiny says the "Motiwake" is billed as a "personal development MP3 alarm clock"--just look at the giddy pair jumping for joy in the photo. Using such "affirmation pictures," the device is supposed to help change "unhealthy negative habits into more empowering and positive, thoughts, beliefs and outcomes."
Gag. (Did we say that out loud?)
If we didn't know better (and we don't), we might think that narcolepsy was becoming an epidemic. We just mentioned the "Alert Master"--a device that sounds an alarm if your head drops while you're behind the wheel--and now we learn of "MyDo Bururu" from Japan's Vision Optic, a pair of glasses that pretty much does the same thing in or out of the car.
They have an earpiece that vibrates whenever its wearer's head drops below normal conscious angles, an alarm that can be set to four degrees of intensity, … Read more
In case you haven't noticed, one of Crave's more distinguishing features is paranoia over a vast number of issues. But one of them we've yet to explore in depth is our fear of having a laptop stolen at a Wi-Fi coffee shop while we are, er, preoccupied.
That's why we like the idea of the "Bodyguard," a tracking system that triggers an alarm whenever your designated possessions are separated from you by a predetermined distance. It's similar in concept to other wireless transmitters, but at $40 the Bodyguard is a lot cheaper than … Read more
One of Crave's primary missions is to keep you on top of the latest trends, and there's one that has barely been noticed: loud alarm clocks. (We didn't say they'd be good trends.)
It started a couple of weeks ago with the "Sonic Bomb," which blasts you awake to the tune of 113 decibels and bed-shaking vibrations. That item, which proved surprisingly popular among readers, was followed by a retro version of said clock. Now, thanks to Gadgetizer once again, we find out that there's a "Sonic Boom Love" edition available … Read more