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It’s a good thing that we wake up from every night of sleep refreshed and ready to face the day’s tasks, right? That is indeed a load of crap, and the snooze button on our alarm is usually hit more times in one morning than we hit the gym in a week. While it’s hard to wake up, sometimes all you need is to separate yourself from your warm spot under the covers.
If you want to start your morning off right, why not get a comfortable alarm clock that encourages you to get up? The Ruggie is just like those memory foam bath mats, except this one is far more interesting, and useful. This is a memory foam pad covered in a soft fleece with a bright LED display that shows the time, and can double as a night light, as tapping it with your foot will display the time. When your alarm goes off, you’ll have to wake up and put both feet on the mat with enough pressure for 3 seconds for it to turn off.
You will be able to put your feet over the side of the bed and on the mat since it is pressure-sensitive, but you would never abuse that aspect when you’re tired…never. Once you do complete the three seconds, you can choose to have a motivational message of your choosing play, or you can program it to play whatever you’d like. This runs on 3 AAA batteries, and should last for a year with normal use. To wash it, because your feet will make this gross, undo the zipper, take out the electronics, and toss it in the wash. It will cost you $79 to get one of these, if you’re alright with supporting a crowdfunding campaign that is successful 4 times over.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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Children love the Muppets – at least, most of the little ones whom I know. After all, who can turn down a cute and masterfully controlled hand puppet? It would be madness not to be able to enjoy yourself with a Muppet Show, and just in case you would like to bring home some Muppet love to your living room, then the $199.95 Muppet Show Cuckoo Clock would certainly fit the bill perfectly, and then some.
As you can tell by the name itself, this is a cuckoo clock that will pay homage to the iconic Muppets Theater by boasting of a collection of lights and sound that sound at every hour. There will be a dozen Muppet characters thrown into the mix that made the children’s show famous, where among them include The Swedish Chef, Miss Piggy, and of course, the star of the show, Kermit the Frog. Just in case you were wondering how come it is so darned expensive, this is because this is a handcrafted resin clock that replicates the Muppet Theater by boasting of three balconies, a curtained stage, and the show’s marquee which serves as the clock face. At the top of every hour, the classic Muppets theme song will play back while LEDs illuminate the stage. It will be powered by a couple of D batteries and a single AA battery.
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Muppet Show Cuckoo Clock adds spice to home’s decor
Just about anyone and everyone wears a watch, or at least has one, never mind that he or she does not wear it simply because the clock on most of our mobile devices, smartphones especially, already perform the function of telling the time. Haier intends to help move people closer to the timepiece revolution, where they being a global leader in consumer electronics and appliances, have decided to introduce a new range of connected watches that have been specially designed for children and senior citizens – revealing them at the recently concluded CES 2016.
First of all, there is the SOS Connected Watch for children, where any child who falls between the ages of 2 and 8 years old should be able to find these watches occupy a place on their wrists – simply because this is a whole lot more useful than a Frozen-themed timepiece. Specially designed to give parents peace of mind as it keeps the little ones connected to their parents all the time. The range will arrive in a choice of three colors, where it features a 0.96’’ OLED screen and is waterproof at depths of up to 30 meters. The battery life itself is able to last up to two days, and it will also come equipped with a microphone and speaker to handle any telephone calls. As for the red SOS button, it can be pressed so that it sends an alert to up to three numbers in an emergency situation.
As for the SOS Connected Watch for seniors, this particular timepiece would drop all pretension of it being a kiddy timepiece, but rather arrive in an elegant design and authentic leather strap in either black or red shades. Similar to the children’s model however, it will boast of a 0.96’’ OLED screen and is waterproof up to 30 meters with a battery life of up to two days as well. There is also a built-in SOS button within, where it too, can alert up to three contact numbers in the event of an emergency.
Regardless of which particular model that you settle for, the Via app that is available on Android and Apple mobile devices, would enable parents to define a geographical safe zone for their little one and receive an alert should the child leave that area.
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Haier does SOS connected watches for the young and elderly
When you were growing up, all that you saw in glossy magazine covers were images of successful men and women, and they happened to be dressed immaculately as well, with nary a strand of hair out of place. Well, most of the time they also wore watches that say who they are, and the names are notable luxury brands ranging from Rolex to Piaget and the like. Well, times have definitely changed since then, and a watch is a whole lot more than a time telling device, as evident by the advent of the smartwatch with the Samsung Gear S2 being released late last year. Well, the folks over at Samsung intend to make the Samsung Gear S2 better with several updates of their own.
Samsung has taken the liberty to reintroduce the Gear S2 classic, where it will take the intuitive, award-winning design of the Gear S2 while upping the ante by throwing in more high-end materials into the mix, having it arrive in not one, but two unique finishes. These new options are said to offer users with diverse choices in order to express and match their style, where there is an expanded app ecosystem and new mobile payment features which further enhance the device’s functionality.
The Gear S2 classic will arrive in 18K Rose Gold and Platinum, where the new 18K Rose Gold edition features rose gold plating (18K) and will be sold with an Ivory Genuine Leather Band, and the Platinum version will showcase platinum and titanium finishes with a Black Genuine Leather Band. Looks like the popularity of Rose Gold in recent years have yet to abate.
There will also be straps that hail from Colombo via della Spiga, the iconic brand expert in leather processing since 1955. These straps are said to be crafted in crocodile leather, which a classic of Colombo, and will be completely handmade by skilled artisans. Samsung Pay has also been integrated into the Gear S2 classic and Gear S2, letting you make use of NFC to perform safe payments just about anywhere that supports it from your wrist itself, now how about that for added convenience?
Samsung Gear S2 gets an update
When you know someone that has everything they could ever want, what do you get for them? You don’t want to go for sweets, because everyone and their brother is trying to lose weight. Clothing is always a bad idea, and gift cards seem too impersonal. The holidays may have passed, but birthdays are still on the radar.
Not many people are going to be too excited if you get them a sundial, but this Digital Sundial might warrant a good deal of interest. This looks like a tablet stylus sitting in a base, but is actually a sundial that will show the time from 10:00 to 16:00, and the time will change every 20 minutes. The time can be precisely adjusted by moving the box, but this also means you can change it for Daylight Savings time as well!
This is something you will need to assemble as it consists of the ABS plastic 3D printed elements, a small jar, and four nuts and bolts to put it all together. These are made one by one, so it should be no surprise that they cost $110 for those looking to buy the kit. This obviously won’t need any batteries or parts you’ll need to replace, unless you break the plastic. While you can’t buy these at the moment since they seem to be so popular, you can download and print your own!
Purchasing options on Etsy, downloading options on thingiverse
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Telling the time used to be something that everyone did with a wristwatch – although times have changed a whole lot, so much so that many people these days apparently prefer to make use of their smartphones or tablets to get the job done. Does this mean that watches are out of vogue, and are worn only during special events? Not really, and a name that has long been associated with tough timepieces (the G-Shock series, anyone?) is back – with Casio introducing their spanking new S Series Heathered Collection which will also function as the perfect accessory to jump start your health and fitness New Year’s resolutions.
Basically, the S Series Heathered collection will arrive in a quartet of colors – orange, purple, white, and green, where each of them has been inspired by heathered pattern sportswear. The timepieces will also come with an interwoven speckled pattern, which evokes memories of a sporty heathered sweat suit, while the unique textured look is able to complement a modern woman’s workout attire in a jiffy.
The S Series range will uplift the G-SHOCK brand into the contemporary fashion space where the female consumer is concerned, especially those who happen to have a penchant for G-SHOCK watches, and yet are shy in wearing them because they may be too large for her wrist. G-SHOCK will continue in its tradition of offering brilliant technical innovations via the S-Series, albeit extending itself into offering timepieces as a sporty fashion accessory in this day and age. Each timepiece will come equipped with an auto LED light with afterglow, 5 daily alarms, an hourly time signal, 1/1000 second stopwatch, countdown timer, world time with 29 time zones and are shock resistant and water resistant to 200M.
Expect the S Series collection to retail for $160.00 a pop if you are interested in picking one up for yourself.
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Casio introduces new S Series Heathered Collection
I am quite sure that many of us are familiar with the advice of not having to reinvent the wheel. After all, if the wheel has served its purpose just fine for the past hundreds, or even thousands of years, why tinker with a winning formula? Sure, there are the crazy expensive run flat tires, and here we are with a different take on the humble alarm clock – something that many of us have relegated to a mere app on our smartphones and tablets these days. Palo Alto Innovation, an elite group of designers, engineers, and businessmen who happen to have a great love for gadgets, have recently announced the launch of The Sandman Clock.
The Sandman Clock does not intend to bring more of the same old, same old, as it re-imagines the classic alarm clock – to function in the modern twenty-first century. It will boast of a contemporary, neutral design that merges intuitive controls alongside what is claimed to be the largest auto-adjustable display of its type, accompanied by integrated cable management, and a quartet of USB ports which ensure that multiple consumer devices will be able to remain charged when you sleep, and ready to go by the time you wake up.
Before the Sandman Clock, consumers were unable to find an alarm clock with more than two USB ports plus cable management for less than the $50 mark. The Sandman Clock ensures that consumers’ needs are addressed, and best of all is, it comes with a pre-order price of just $29. Any takers?
How will the Sandman Clock fare against the likes of the Beddi clock? Only time will be able to tell, but right now, it is starting to look as though this particular segment of the market is experiencing some interesting competition, which is good for us consumers, of course.
The Sandman Clock is ready to rock and roll
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!
Available for purchase on Amazon
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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.
Pre-order the Chronos on wearchronos
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