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If you want to eat, breathe, and sleep in the world of acting for the big screen, you need to spend every moment of your day practicing for your next role. You must be able to switch between characters and emotions at the drop of a hat. Should you be the competitive type by nature, you could always challenge yourself with the most challenging challenge to ever challenge you.
This Clapperboard Digital Alarm Clock looks like the clapboards that are used on set for movies and shows alike, and requires you to do the clapper motion to end the alarm. You could wake up, hit the clapper and practice characters as soon as you rip yourself away from the land of dreams. Maybe you could even record your performance with your phone to laugh at how poorly the groggy version of yourself does. Even if you don’t do that, this Alarm Clock does seem pretty cool for the actor-types that like to have reminders of their profession all over the place.
This has an LCD 24 hour clock display that shows military time. It will give you the hour, minute, second, deci-second, and display the date with day, month, and year so you know exactly when you are. This is no cheap trinket at around $77, and you’ll likely need an adapter for the power as this is coming out of the UK, but it depends on how far you’re willing to go for novelty!
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Clapperboard Digital Alarm Clock – all the world’s a stage
When we’re looking to see what time it is, we often just check our phones. Of course, our phones are not always constantly on us, so it’s nice to have a fixed point or two around the house that shows the time. We don’t want to have a generic wheel of numbers hanging on our wall though, as that’s what normal people do. We have to show that we’re edgy, nerdy, and interesting, so it only makes sense that we would chuck a bunch of money at a clock that has the same function a $5 version would, but fancier.
The Chromatic is a wall clock that will show the present time through different colored LEDs. It has 60 LEDs that have six different built-in animation modes to choose from. There’s pulse, which gives you a red hour hand, blue minute hand which pulses in seconds, RGB shows a green hour hand, blue minute, and red seconds, rainbow, which is all the colors with those not lit indicating the time, red alert being all red, traffic light, which has red hour, green minute, and yellow second hands, and crazy sunset, which will be a magenta hour, white minute, and a blue second hand.
This has a slotted hanger on the back, or you can use the fold-out stand to turn it into a tabletop display. It’s made of plastic and is powered by a CR2032 lithium battery. It can be powered via USB, and it comes with a 4 foot long USB cable with AC adapter for your computer, and a 10 ft. USB cable with AC adapter for wall hanging. This will cost you $49.99, and is sure to make your home look extra-neat to all of your house guests.
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Chromatic – it’s color o’ clock
New fangled gadgets and gizmos are showing up every day, and for some of us, we’re plenty happy with the old stuff we have that still works. Of course we want to have all the extra goodies of activity tracking, notifications, and smartphone whatevers, but when you bought something that was built to last and it lasts, it’s silly to toss it out for something of lesser quality. If you want all the new hotness without tossing out old faithful gadgetry, why not upgrade it?
The Chronos is a thin disc that will attach to your wrist watch which will turn it into a smart watch. It’s under 3mm thick, so it shouldn’t interfere with the present feel of your watch too greatly. It uses micro-suction technology to attach and detach from your watch, so you also don’t have to worry about having magnets or residue on your precious time piece. Of course, the interesting part about this device is not how it sticks to your watch, but in what it can do.
This will let you control your smartphone through taps and gestures. It will let you silence calls, skip music tracks, and well, whatever you want it to do. It of course works with an app on your iOS or Android smartphone, and will notify you of whatever you want it to through light patterns or vibrations. There’s integrated fitness tracking as well! This is made out of stainless steel, will last for 36 hours on one charge, is water-resistant, and will cost you $99.
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Ah, there is nothing sweeter than getting the right amount of rest, especially after you have gone through a particularly difficult and trying time – be it at the office or at home. Going to bed is one thing, and having sweet dreams is another. The more challenging thing would be to wake up. Some of us are not morning people at all, and short of an ice bucket being poured all over us, it can be nigh impossible to wake up with a regular alarm clock, which is why some of the more quirky alarm clock designs have been released in the past, such as the Flying Alarm Clock. Here is an alternative that you might want to consider – Beddi, which is touted to be the ultimate bedside companion. Beddi happens to be an intelligent app-enabled alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker, smartphone docking station, and mood light, all rolled into one which will be able to connect and control smart home devices so that users can wake up refreshed and stay connected.
All it takes is a single push of a button, where users can then manage every single aspect of their life (well I would say that is a bit far-fetched, but being more automated would be a better way of putting it) without having to wake up groggily and shuffle one’s way across the bed. You can make use of voice commands which will be able to speak out current weather and traffic conditions that might affect your morning commute, or perhaps to turn on your smart coffee maker in order to get out of the right side of the bed. There is a little bit of something for everyone where Beddi is concerned.
Some of the other key features include real-time traffic updates, as Beddi can learn of your morning commute and periodically update you on how much time you have until you need to leave based on current traffic conditions. It can also use Spotify to wake you up to your favorite Spotify playlist, while instantly play music with a push of a button. There is also a one touch UBER ride request, which is a whole lot more convenient, don’t you think so? Beddi is available at the moemnt for pre-order on Kickstarter.com for the discounted rate of $75 a pop.
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Beddi is a new generation alarm clock
You really never know when a disaster is going to strike. No one walks out their front door thinking they’ll be swept off their feet and go onto an adventure, but it does happen, and you have to be as ready as you can. While we don’t want to look like we’re expecting the end of the world, we do want to be prepared for whatever life can throw at us.
If you are the type of person who wants to have casually planned for all possible situations, then these Buckley Fire Straps could be a wonderful addition to your just-in-case gear. These are Italian leather watch straps with high-quality linen stitching and stainless steel springboard tubes, but the real hidden treasure is in a place you otherwise wouldn’t notice. This has a magnesium fire starter strip and steel striker, and both were built seamlessly into the watchband.
The end of the metal buckle is the fire starter strip, and the steel striker is on the end of the opposing strap. This can work on just about any watch, and comes in sizes 20, 22, and 24mm. You’ll be able to choose from black or brown, and it will cost you $59.95. These are a bit pricey, but it’s neat to have a little extra functionality from an item you might need to purchase already as a replacement on your watch. If you still wear that sort of thing that is.
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The Buckley Fire Straps keep you safe and stylish
Is it me, or is the market for smartwatches getting more and more competitive, not to mention interesting? After all, there are already so many different models from various manufacturers to choose from, although the Apple Watch continues to remain the benchmark to beat for many people, since that would most probably be the most famous model in the market. Well, LG is no spring chicken either in the smartwatch industry, as they have come up with their fair share of wearable technology in the past, and this time around, they have come up with the LG Watch Urbane Luxe, where the name itself should give the game away that this is a premium limited edition smartwatch.
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe is a luxurious wearable that was specially designed with a specific wearer in mind, where it comes adorned in 23-karat gold and gorgeous alligator leather strap that has been set in an exclusive piano-gloss lacquer case. It will not be out right away, but rather, it will only be released at the end of next month. Of course, the asking price will certainly put off a lot of people, as it will cost around $1,200 a pop.
The LG Watch Urbane Luxe will come with a deployment clasp for a fitted, elegant look that will not bulk up, and it has been invented by Louis Cartier in 1910, which just goes to show how old genius, is still genius. As for the alligator band, it has been handcrafted at the highest level of craftsmanship, having undergone 50 separate steps in its creation, and handled lovingly by 30 experienced leather workers. The 23-karat gold that sees action in the LG Watch Urbane Luxe will be stronger and harder than the 24-karat gold that is found in jewelry, and heavier than the 18-karat gold used in traditional luxury watches.
There will only 500 units of this puppy, and each of them will come engraved with its own serial number. Talk about exclusivity!
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LG Watch Urbane Luxe joins in the smartwatch fray
Don’t you love the story of an underdog winning? It surely warms the heart, going to show that Davids of the world still have a chance or shot at glory when they go up against the equivalent of a Goliath in a particular context. Having said that, the smartwatch market is a certainly interesting one, especially when we have already seen our fair share of hardware manufacturers jumping aboard. In fact, it was speculated that Apple might actually sweep all before them with the reveal of the Apple Watch, but that has not happened, giving more than a glimmer of hope to other manufacturers to roll out their own smartwatches. Huawei is one of them, and the Huawei Watch is certainly a thing of beauty.
The Huawei Watch is pleasing to the eyes thanks to its classic design, which obviously received inspiration from Swiss timepieces, and it is all set to go on sale in Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Italy this month priced between €399.00 and €699.00, where the final sticker price tag depends on the design features chosen. The Huawei watch can also be pre-ordered if you happen to live in the US, while folks who reside in the UK, Japan and UAE will be able to pick it up some time in October.
With the Huawei Watch, you will be able to remain connected regardless of where you are, as you have access to details such as notifications of calls, texts, instant messages and emails right there on the wrist itself. The timepiece has been crafted using sophisticated materials, and the watch boasts of a fully circular 1.4” touch-sensitive AMOLED display, where it is coated in scratch-proof sapphire crystal and a cold-forged stainless steel frame. This premium timepiece has a design that truly embodies the space where fashion meets technology. It will also run on the latest version of Google’s Android Wear, and both Android and iOS users can hook up to it.
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Huawei Watch is a stunner
So, you have decided to take a leap of faith and enter into the world of wearable technology – smartwatches in particular, and since your everyday life is well entrenched in the world of Apple, it would make perfect sense if you were to complement everything else with an Apple device whenever possible. The Apple Watch then, would be the most obvious candidate when it comes to picking up a smartwatch, and Griffin Technology has decided to make sure your pristine new Apple Watch will remain free from scratches and the ilk with a pair of new accessories – namely the Survivor Tactical Case and Ultra Thin Case. The new Survivor Tactical Case will enable users to wear their watch with confidence knowing their investment is protected, whereas the Ultra Thin Case adds easy snap-on color and style to the Apple Watch.
With close to 3 million Apple Watches sold in the US alone since its launch, this means that there is a decent enough market for Griffin’s new Survivor Tactical Case that will cost you $29.99 a pop. It is more than ready for whatever the day has in store, as the Survivor Tactical Case comes with a trio of 3 layers of protection for the Apple Watch, which means regardless of whether you are on the job, at the gym, on the trail or track, the Survivor Tactical will offer all the rugged protection expected from Survivor. The case’s co-molded TPE and polycarbonate layers ensure that impacts are deflected and absorbed, while the integrated screen also protects the Retina display without interfering with Apple Watch’s Force Touch.
As for the 0.5mm thin polycarbonate Ultra Thin Case, this happens to be the thinnest Apple Watch case in the market, as it can easily clip itself onto the face of the Apple Watch. You do not have to remove the watchband as you can still access the Apple Watch’s Digital Crown and button easily, and Griffin’s Ultra Thin Case is available for the 38mm watch and 42mm watch in packs of three including Polished Yellow Gold, Matte Gold, and Clear, or Polished Silver, Matte Silver, and Clear.
Griffin keeps your Apple Watch safe and sound in style
The world of wearable technology is certainly a thriving one, no doubt about it. After all, it looks like the smartwatch such as the Apple Watch is here to stay, and not only that, grow to achieve even greater heights. In fact, Samsung Electronics have recently announced the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, which happens to be the South Korean company’s most recent offering where the wearables category is concerned. It is not as though Samsung has not made any foray into this particular “department” before though.
For starters, the Samsung Gear S2 will arrive in a versatile, circular design with an intuitive, custom user interface as well as advanced features that enable users to enhance, personalize and bring more fun to their mobile experience. For instance, there is the Gear S2’s unique rotating bezel, that will be accompanied by the Home and Back buttons, where all of them work like clockwork (pardon the pun) to ensure that users will end up with a quicker, more precise method to comfortably access notifications and applications.
There will be two different options to pick from – one of them would be the Gear S2 while the other is the Gear S2 classic, where Samsung has specially designed the Gear S2 to appeal to two distinct consumer preferences. The Gear S2 classic has been developed to target users who prefer a more timeless watch design, where one can pick from an elegant Black finish with a matching genuine leather band, whereas the Gear S2 would be perfect for those who are on-the-go and have an admiration for minimal and modern design.
You will also find the 11.4mm thin design to be a thing of beauty where the Samsung Gear S2 is concerned, with a 1.2” circular screen and its 360 x 360 resolution (302 ppi). The applications on the Gear S2 are also able to be viewed with amazing clarity, making sure that users do not end up missing notification pop-ups. The latest Tizen OS will complement the optimized 1.0GHz dual core processor, allowing the Samsung Gear S2 to perform tasks easily and efficiently.
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Samsung Gear S2 debuts
The steampunk movement has been around for quite some time. Seeing that there’s now a show out called “Steampunk’d”, it’s safe to say that this subculture has hit mainstream. We’ve been seeing the aesthetic pop up all over the place, and while some items are more than a few gears glued on to an existing product, it’s hard to find the good stuff among the rest. Not that gears glued onto a shirt or your face aren’t fanciful, but it’s nice to see them doing their job in a functional piece rather than just for show.
While time travel, Victorian aesthetics, and clocks seem to dominate the field, it’s hard to encompass all of that into your daily wear. If you want to show your steampunk affiliation without peacocking about too much, then a nifty nod like this Tesla Watch would likely be just enough…if not more than. This uses weathered brass for all of the metal, light-up vacuum tubes, and a leather strap to fit into the theme.
The vacuum tubes light up when you throw the switch into the “on” position, and there is an ornamental winding key for this analog watch. There is stainless steel and glass in its makeup, and you’ll need three different batteries to keep the minutes, seconds, and LEDs working as they should. This will fit a 6.75-8” wrist, and while you can likely get a custon strap for larger or smaller, it’s going to tack on a pretty penny to this $59.99 purchase. It is quite gaudy, but is certainly neat to look at.
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This Tesla Watch is a splendid steampunk accessory