Category archives: Clocks

Blub Uno Tube Clock!

The Blub Uno Single Tube Clock!

 Blub Uno Tube Clock!

The idea of using a good old fashioned Edison style filament radio valve for a modern clock might initially sound like madness, but just take a look at the Blub Uno and you will change your mind. The designers have managed to combine this old style technology with ultra modern design using machined aluminium, glass and bamboo materials, plus it’s powered via a USB connection making it ideal for the office just plug into the computer to bring it alive. Of course, there are plugs with USB ports available, so this clock can be used just about anywhere you like.

The Blub Uno comes in three styles Aluminium with Bamboo, plain Aluminium and there is a limited edition Black model. Finally there is the question of the how do you tell the time with just one digit? Well the display works in a series of four, making 0 – 8 – 3 – 0 equal to 08.30, so it’s quite simple to read despite just showing one number at a time. This is a classic combo of new and tech brought together into one cool device. The Blub Uno should be launching later on this year, but they can be pre ordered now with prices starting from around $300.

Source: Blub

 

The Spraypaint can that projects a clock!

The Spraypaint can that projects a clock!

Clocks come in all shapes and sizes, but this is the first one that we have seen to come in the form of a can of paint spray. This is an idea from Gamago, you have the can at the side of your bed and whenever you want to see what the time is, simply pick it up and press down the spray nozzle. However, instead of spraying paint onto the wall, the can projects the time and it is bright enough to be seen at night, as well as in daylight too. The device requires a couple of AA batteries, which are included and easily replaced when they run out. If you like, the idea of the Spraypaint clock then it is going to set you back around $20.

The Spraypaint can that projects a clock!

The Spraypaint can that projects a clock!

The Spraypaint can that projects a clock!

Source: Gamago

 

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

The Clock That Makes You Feel Drunk!

If you did not know any better when you first checked the time with this clock you might think that you have had one or two too many. But, in actual fact this is a real smart clock design where the frame moves around with the hands according to the time. Mindbending!

Source: Geek Fill

 

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Having Trouble Getting Up? You Need The Alarming Clock!

Although this clock is called the Alarming Clock it is actually far from being alarming as has been designed to help the owner wind down before sleeping, it does this through two alarms. The first alarm warns the user that it is time to wind down and the second is the one that wakes them up following a relaxing sleep. Unusually the actual clock is located on the base of the clock, this has been done on purpose to prevent clock watching, we have all done this before and it is probably the main cause for a bad nights sleep. The alarms are easy to set as its just a matter of using the + and – icons to set the required times.

Finally the design of the clock is based on nature, in fact the clock has been inspired by the Woodpecker and tree, a classic combination of two things living in harmony. The Alarming Clocks sound has been created around this relationship and therefore no loud buzzes will shock you to awake. The Alarming clock is set to be released this summer, but at the moment the company is accepting pre orders for a short time, which means that for £180 you can get the Alarming Clock that has been individually numbered and comes with a signed certificate.

Source: Alarming Industries

 

The Timely Alarm App Developer BitSpin Joins Google!

The Timely Alarm App Developer BitSpin Joins Google!

Google have just acquired the Swiss developer BitSpin, these guys created the Smartphone alarm clock app, Timely! The takeover has been done on the quiet for some reason and details of the deal appeared in a short announcement on the BitSpin website. So, what is Timely? It’s a free app for Android devices that is available on Google Play, where the stats say it’s been downloaded between one to five million times! So let us take a closer look at it;

The Timely Alarm App Developer BitSpin Joins Google!

The alarm is set by swiping the screen and setting the time on the bar, you can be woken up to a wide variety of sounds and set the style of the display to suit your moods or special days. For those who are finding it difficult to get up, there are certain challenges that can be set in order to ensure that when the alarm goes, you are ready to get up. Timely can be synchronised to other devices too, so there is no escape or excuses. As if that was not enough, there are stopwatch, animation, recurring alarms and snooze features too!

Timely is a free app that is only available for Android powered devices at the moment, check it out on Google Play.

Source: Bit Spin

 

You Do Not Have To Be Dr Who To Own A Timeless Box!

You Do Not Have To Be Dr Who To Own A Timeless Box!

This is the Timeless Box, it looks a little bit like an alarm clock, but it comes with a cool feature! You can place something inside, close the lid and know that it will not be opened until the day when you want it to be! So, it is great for presents and gifts that should only be opened up on special or specific days. This means that there is only one question, what would you be placing inside the Timeless Box?

You Do Not Have To Be Dr Who To Own A Timeless Box!

To operate the open and unlocked Timeless Box simply place the message, item or both inside it measures 13 cm (L) x 13 cm (W) x 11 cm )H) so there is plenty of room in there for some cool stuff! Now all you have to do is set the amount of days that you need it to remain closed, just close the lid now and that is the Timeless Box set and with the clock ticking until it can be opened.

You Do Not Have To Be Dr Who To Own A Timeless Box!

The Timeless Box will be launching around the middle of February 2014 where it will have a price tag starting from around 58 Euros or £49!

Source: Honest And Smile

The Alarm Clock That Knows A Lot About You!

You think that all alarm clocks are the same; they wake you up in the morning so you are not late for work and on days when you do not have to go to work, they let you have a little lie in. However, this is the alarmclock and despite its retro styling, there is nothing old fashioned about this alarm clock, as it knows more about you than think! So, let us take a closer look at the alarmclock.

The Alarm Clock That Knows A Lot About You!

The thing that you are going to notice is the 2 bit LED display this is where the retro feel really comes out especially when you see the wooden case that it is all housed in. Now there is the interesting part, while you sleeping you might want to know how things have been going. The alarmclock will gather data on your finances, social networking status and how long you can expect to live.

The Alarm Clock That Knows A Lot About You!

There you have it, that is what the alarmclock is all about, it will not just make sure that you get up on time in the morning, it will let you know just how cool you have become overnight and that makes it priceless. If this is the sort of thing that will get you motivated in the morning, then it can be pre-ordered for just $130 or £82!

The Alarm Clock That Knows A Lot About You!

Source: Fig Company

 

The wobL iPhone Stand With Alarm Clock App!

Some people cannot get up in the morning without having an alarm going off and most of the time they opt to hit the snooze button once or twice! However, if you are using your Smartphone as an alarm, it is not that easy and that is why we are looking at this cool wobL case for the iPhone complete with alarm app!

The wobL iPhone Stand With Alarm Clock App!

Once the free iPhone app has been set up being woken up in morning and opting for a little snooze too is easy, no more reaching out for the iPhone and trying to press the right button, the wobL makes it easy with a simple tap anywhere on the stand or iPhone to activate the snooze feature, no messing around and no iPhone on the floor either.

The wobL is an interesting design made from a flexible rubberized material that will safely hold the device in place at an angle that is ideal for seeing what the time is no matter where you are in the bed. The built in counterweight ensures that the wobL remains in place; there is even room for a cable to be fed into the stand too.

The wobL iPhone Stand With Alarm Clock App!

The wobL iPhone stand is made from a fully recyclable material in the USA and when it goes on sale, it is going to cost around $30 or £19, while the app is free and can be downloaded from iTunes.

The wobL iPhone Stand With Alarm Clock App!

Source: Third Prime

 

Walkie Talkie Plus Clock Is The Clockee Talkee!

This is an interesting idea that mashes together a walkie talkie, alarm clock, thermometer, sound activation and other features all wrapped up in a four cube! You can have one, two or many of these devices around the home or business to form a communication network that provides the time, temperature and the ability to speak to either one or all of the Clockee Talkee on the network.

Walkie Talkie Plus Clock Is The Clockee Talkee!

Here is what the Clockee Talkee can offer the user; It is able to communicate with other local Clockee Talkee devices through Wi-Fi, send a message to all of the Clockee Talkee device in your home or at work and set up a private conversation with any device by setting the Clockee Talkee to a separate channel the distance is based on where the device are located.

Built in alarm covering 24 HR or 12 HR settings, clap your hands to display time and temperature, it provides accurate temperature readings in both celsius and fahrenheit, the cube shape is modern and comes in Black, Brown, White, Blue, Pink or Silver, it can be powered by either 3 X AAA batteries for portable use and a 120/240AC power adapter for continuous use inside.

Walkie Talkie Plus Clock Is The Clockee Talkee!

You will be able to buy a pair of Clockee Talkees from the stores by the end of the year for around $100 or £62, but for a short while, it can be pre-ordered for just $59 or £37, which is a decent saving.

Walkie Talkie Plus Clock Is The Clockee Talkee!

Source: Clockee Talkee

 

The Sundial Gets An Update To The 21st Century!

Sundials have been around for thousands of years, in fact some of the earliest examples date back to 3500 BC! So, it sounds like it’s time that the sundial got a bit of revamp and is brought up to date for the demands of the twenty first century consumer.

The Sundial Gets An Update To The 21st Century!

This is exactly what the Digital Sundial is all about, it still requires sunlight and yet the design allows it update every ten minutes to provide accurate time keeping during daylight hours, with the help of mirrors, as there are no moving or electrical parts in this device!

The Sundial Gets An Update To The 21st Century!

The Digital Sundial has been designed and built in Germany, it is a quality piece of equipment that is able to display the time in a digital format. It requires a prime position in a south facing window in order for the sun to reflect through the precision made parts.

The Sundial Gets An Update To The 21st Century!

The cost of the updated sundial is going to be priced at around $124 or £77, although it is not currently available for the US market just yet. As the mount is for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 degrees latitude.

Source: Digital Sundial

 

Countdown To The Rest Of Your Life With Tikker!

It is interesting how clocks and watches only seem to move in one direction forward! However, what if your watch was counting down to the end of your life, would that make you do things differently? Well, if you had a Tikker watch on your wrist, then that is exactly what it would be doing!

Countdown To The Rest Of Your Life With Tikker!

Sure, your get the time and date, as with any other watch, but the Tikker has another display that is counting down. It may not mean much when the figure is high. However, how would you feel as the years turn to months, the months turn to days and days turn to hours? It really does put things into perspective, doesn’t it?

So, how does the Tikker watch work and more to the point, how does the Tikker watch come to get the starting figure to countdown from! Well, it is more simple than you might think, the watch owner will be given a questionnaire and their age is taken away from the result leaving the amount of time they have to live.

Countdown To The Rest Of Your Life With Tikker!

We are rather hoping that this is not an exact science and more like a way to help people improve their lives by not worrying about work, money and what everyone else is doing, so that they can concentrate on what really matters and that is living their life in the best way possible.

Countdown To The Rest Of Your Life With Tikker!

The Tikker watch is not available in the stores right now but when it is expect to pay around $59 or £37 for it. In the mean time, the Tikker can be pre-ordered for a short while for the bargain price of just $39 or £25! Do you dare buy one to see just how long you have left or are you willing to leave that to chance!

Source: My Tikker

 

The Kisai Maru Wood Watch By @TokyoflashJapan!

 

Normally we would be expecting the latest watch from Tokyo Flash to be all flashing lights and shiny metal, but that it not so for the new Kisai Maru Wood watch! Obviously, from its name we can tell immediately that this watch is takes us in a different direction to what we might have thought.

The strap and case of the Kisai Maru watch is made from 100% natural wood, there are two types to choose from, the lovely looking red sandalwood with a dark sandalwood band and the lighter maple wood with a red sandalwood band. While the display uses a LCD to show the circular clock display.

Now, with many Tokyo Flash designs, telling the time is somewhat difficult at first and once again, they surprise us with this design. Although the display might appear complex, it is relatively easy to tell the time! There is a ring with two inner facing hands, where these hands are located is the time!

The Kisai Maru Wood LCD Watch will be launching very soon, when it will be priced at around £64 or $99 for a limited time only!

Source: Tokyo Flash

 

Retro Looking Nixie Tube Clock!

 

You have to go right back to late 50’s and early 60’s to see these cool Nixie Tubes in action, but as modern technology advanced electronics these classic sci-fi looking glass tubes become obsolete. However, because so many of the tubes were made there are some available even today and with a bit of modern engineering they can be made into cool looking clocks, just like this one! The Nixie Clock, mashes retro and modern tech together beautifully, you have the Nixie tubes, wood and other materials all put together in a way that makes a clock that is surely going to be a centre piece.

According to the designer, this is what goes into making a cool looking Nixie Tube clock;

This project uses retro technology for a cool looking clock.  Nixie tubes were used in the 1950’s, 1960’s and early 1970’s.  The goal of my project is help our generation not only understand how far we have come with technology, but also to appreciate the beauty of previous designs.

The retro style Nixie clock is going to cost you around $400 (£260), but remember this is a handmade device using classic materials.

Source: Kickstarter

 

The Crossbow Is Not Just A Watch Its A Smartwatch!

 

This is the Crossbow Earlybird watch, but the main feature has to be the 41 mega pixel image sensor and that takes it way beyond being called just a watch by any standards. However, there is much more available with this smartwatch, such as the built in flash, microphone, and built in sensors for temperature, depth in water, height in the air and of course, it has GPS too! The final features list has not been completely finalised yet, but from what we can see this is one cool watch!

Here are just a few of the specs available for the Crossbow Earlybird from Hyetis;

Case and back in grade 5 Titanium, finish “Dark Knight” Polished, Blasted and Brushed. Waterproof to 250m. 2 Textile Bands “NATO” type interchangeable Red and Black Crown with Rubber Grip and red ring Touch Bezel mirror polished Sensors protection made of ceramics and composites.

This watch is going to cost around $1200 (£770) but you would expect that when you consider the

Source: Hyetis

 

Classic Double Bell Alarm Clock For The iPhone!

 

Once again, here is a cool idea that is just for iPhone users! It is a classic style alarm clock you know the one with the double bell on top. Well, this design has been re-purposed so that is can be used with the latest technology offered by the iPhone. Simply connect the two devices and download the alarm clock app for that retro look and shock every morning when those bells begin to ring.

Here are the features and details available with the iBell alarm clock;

iBell (cradle) or iBell mini

iBell colors: black, white

iBell mini colors: black, white, pink, orange, blue

Please choose whether you would like the iBell or iBell mini, and which color, in the menu below

iBell size: 75 x 145 x 105mm (3 x 5.7 x 4.1″)

iBell mini size: 38 x 100 x 38mm (1.5 x 4 x 1.5″)

iBell weight: 195g (6.9 oz)

iBell mini weight: 50g (1.8 oz)

Materials: ABS, metal

Instructions: Japanese (but self-explanatory)

No batteries required

Requires app to download to use with iPhone alarm. App is in English and Japanese, and free to download (our staff can send you the link)

Not compatible with iPhone 5

This classic alarm with modern features will set you back around $32 (£21).

Source: Japan Trend Shop

 

The iWaku Will Wake You Up Nice And Slow

The iWaku Will Wake You Up Nice And Slow

For anyone who uses an alarm clock that moment when it goes off is almost enough to give you a heart attack and then from this point on the day just gets worse. However, what if there was an alarm that gradually woke you up, as if the sun was rising and its warm glow informed you that it is time to get up! Well, then that should be what it is like to be woken up by the iWaku alarm! It is still in development, but this could be the future of getting up in the morning with a smile!

Here is some background information on the coolest alarm clock;

Iwaku came out of our belief that devices aimed at improving our personal well-being should do this in a more holistic way. Personal well-being depends on many different factors that interact and are multimodal, yet many well-being devices only monitor or influence a single factor. At the same time, with the smart phone and mobile apps as key enablers, we are witnessing a smarter, almost ecosystem-like approach to many day-to-day challenges.

There are no details on prices or availability of the iWaku device just yet.

Source: iWaku

Flip This Alarm Clock To Turn It Off Or On

Flip This Alarm Clock To Turn It Off Or On

When the alarm sounds in the morning, the last thing that you need to be doing is trying to find the stop button! The Flip Alarm Clock solves this issue simply, because all you have to do is flip it over to turn it on and flip it over again to turn it off! The cool thing is that the clock remains the same no matter what way up it is.

This is how the Flip alarm clock works;

Flip is a small alarm clock with two faces. When “On” is facing upwards, the alarm is on and it will display time on the left and alarm time on the right. When “Off” is facing upwards, the alarm is off. Only display the time. Flip the alarm clock to stop the alarm.

This cool colourful clock is priced at around $50 (£34).

Source: Geek Alerts