Here comes another alarm clock that uses jigsaw puzzles to get you completely awake. After the alarm has gone off, in order to stop it, you’d need to get up from bed and put back the 3-piece jigsaw puzzles into their correct positions.
It simply sounds too easy, right? Only three pieces will not give you any difficulty to put them back in shape. Most probably, you could do it with your eyes closed. But, apparently, it’s not as easy as what is mentioned here.
When the alarm goes off, the alarm clock will shoot out the three pieces, which you’ll need to find all the three pieces before putting them back. All the three pieces could have been scattered around in your room. It’ll take you some time to find them. By the time, you’ve got all the three pieces back in your hands, and start figuring out how to put them back, for sure, you’re already fully awake.
It’s definitely one of the most effective ways to get you out of your cozy bed. Which ensures that you won’t be late for work anymore.
An alarm clock that allows you to use your voice to command it is definitely a super handy one for the lazy butts. While you’re lying in the bed, you can simply voice out to ask the alarm clock to perform those common functions such as stop, snooze etc.
When the alarm clock goes off in the early morning, and you don’t feel like getting your butt out of bed, then simply yell “Stop” at this alarm clock. It’ll then start its 5-minute snooze timer. This doesn’t sound too good to me. As yelling at it for a stop, but it’ll proceed for setting its snooze timer, which means the alarm will go off again 5 minutes later. Which I’ll have to shout at it again to get it to shut up!
Amazingly, the alarm clock can recognize up to 10 different voice commands including Set alarm, Set time, Check alarm, what is the date, alarm sound, stop and Temperature are all voice-operable. This bypasses any tedious setup of pressing couple of confusing buttons. Besides, the alarm clock also follows the trend in mobile phone industry, which comes with a “touchscreen” (a backlit LCD panel that is touch-sensitive) that allows your fingers to operate it, in case you get sore throat!
For those folks who need some natural sounds to accompany them in order to fall asleep, you can also voice command it to play you some soothing sounds such as like the ocean, chirping birds or a babbling brook.
QKfone W860 is another watch phone, which carries a cute and sporty look. The first impression that you get from this watch is it’s meant as a girly gadget, especially from its screen which presents you with the cute wallpaper, that have a few cartoons printed.
The Qkfone W860 watch phone carries a GSM900/1800 Mhz radio. You must use it along with a Bluetooth headset for phone conversations. It features dual input which can be done via the touchscreen interface and also the alpha numeric keypad input and also the two buttons for various menu navigations. This watch phone supports MP3/MP4/3GP playback, and comes with a 3-megapixel camera, which is just nice for a couple of quick snap shots.
The W860 watch phone boasts a 1.6-inch 260000-color TFT QVGA touchscreen that has a resolution of 176×220. It comes in two flavors of colors, which are black and orange. Similar to the Qkfone W820, the W860 is kind of oversize too on most wrists. The W860 measures 63.2×58×19.5mm and weighs 96.2g. It’s equipped with a USB port which allows you to synchronize your data to and from your computer, and it’s meant for juicing it up too. The W860 has a talk time of 75-320 minutes and a standby time of 60-350 hours.
Japanese always crave for some little weird gaming gadgets. They’ll never run out of ideas and produce various strange gadgets, such as this one, a 5-second stop watch game, which the objective is kind of weird, i.e. to stop the stopwatch at exactly 5 seconds.
You would have thought that it’s kind of easy to stop the the stopwatch at exactly 5 seconds. But it’s not! As once you start the watch, the running digits on the LCD display will disappear, so you can’t see how many seconds that it’s run through. Unless you count it along in your heart, and press the button when you think it’s reached the 5th second!
There is an online flash game that shows how this stopwatch works. I’ve tried a few times the online version, the closest I got was 4.89 seconds. The most effective way to get to the closest, is to count using your fingers, as if they’re the ticking second hand of a watch. Anyway, this 5-second stopwatch will hit stores in Japan on Jul, 26, 2008. It’d most probably become another hot trend in Japan, just like the Tamagotchi!
Not too sure when you’ll need a USB LED message board. Perhaps, when you’re away from your computer, but you don’t like to lock the screen of your computer for some unknown reason, so you could simply set this message board to flash a few words saying “Do NOT disturb, work is in progress”!
The USB LED message board from Brando takes power from your computer’s USB port. It allows you to store up to 8 phrases. And you get 5 scrolling modes to set how you want the message to scroll through this message board. Besides, you also get sound effect and cool animated messages.
It might be useful that you wanna flash some messages across your office space, while the computer network breaks down, which Instant messaging and other communication channels all fail to work. Or you could set to grab the attention of your beautiful colleague who is sitting in the cubicle opposite yours.
It’s time to get a new alarm clock for the stubborn heads who have found ways to tackle those unique alarm clocks, such as the dumbbell, puzzles, sonicbomb etc. This time it’s a rocket launcher.
The rocket launcher alarm clock will start counting before launching the rocket when it’s reached the time to wake up. It’s equipped with LED lights which flash and start the count down. You’ll be able to abort the rocket launching mission before it finishes counting 10 times. While you get up in the middle of its counting, before it’s reached 3-2-1, you’ll still be able to stop all this threatening mission.
But if you’ve failed to abort the rocket launching mission, and the rocket has been launched into the air, you’ll have no choice only to get your butt up from bed, try all your best to catch the rocket and put it back to its base, in order to stop the alarm from sounding. Doesn’t it sound pretty effective to get you fully awake, as it will get you to run around the room in order to get the rocket back to its base.
The Timeless watch is a DIY gadget that is made of couple of recycled computer parts. Obviously, in the picture, the strap of this watch is made up of a cable and a USB connector for them to strap together.
Some suggest that this is the recent trend, which has high interests to recycle used or non-functioning computer parts to build up various wearables.
The Timeless watch is the masterpiece of Design-Brothers, which has great passion to recycle those dumped computer parts.
As mentioned, the strap of this watch is equipped with a USB connector. It’s not only used as the “buckle” of the strap.The USB connector can be hooked up to your computer’s USB port for taking power to charge the watch’s internal battery.
The watch just works like any standard digital watch, which has a pretty simple digital display. The strap might give little problem for you to adjust your wrist size. The Timeless USB watch still remains as a early prototype. Maybe the designer is interested in looking for some investments to get to roll out in mass production.
Somehow people love weird clocks, especially those with pretty confusing clock face which are hard for you tell time by simply taking at a first glance. Here comes the Stonehenge robotic digital clock which also belongs to the confusing crocky group.
Stonehenge Robotic Digital Clock presents you a high-tech robotic hand which is meant for rearranging a set of 14 cards, which each has two digits with one on each side, used to indicate the time. Of course, this definitely shows too much as a clock, but it’s something quite unique which you would want at your work or living space to show your status as a geek.
The 14 cards of the Stonehenge Robotic clock are arranged in a semi-circle around the robotic arm. And the software loaded on this clock is able to keep track of how or where those cards are located. The cards are made from simple foam-core, but they also have a set of neodymium magnets on the bottom,which stick to metal screws around the base. This ensures that those cards always get put back to the exact same position, minimizing small errors caused while those cards are being moved around.
Perhaps this clock sounds like a great idea to some people. If you ain’t mind that it needs you to sacrifice some time to get it working well for you. Such as changing the time display from 12:09 to 12:10 will take at least 50 seconds for the robotic arm to adjust its position. It’s undeniable that it isn’t a clock that you can rely on for not to be late to work anymore.