I remember when they first announced that Daylight Savings Time was going to come three weeks early this year. I was so excited, I couldn't wait to remember to change all of my clocks and update my computers to sync with the changes. Oh, and all of my relatives' computers as well. The good thing is that it all paid off, we saved so much energy that it was all worthwhile.
There are some people out there that just can't seem to get out of bed in the morning. Even though I'm not a morning person, I'm usually staring at the alarm clock about 5 minutes before it goes off. For those of you that have trouble getting up there are plenty of annoying alarm clocks out there to wake you up. However, if you don't like putting together puzzles or chasing down your clock and just want something that really wakes you up, this next alarm clock just might shock you.
Since it's traditional on retirement to be given a watch or a clock, I'm giving Vincent notice that I'll be expecting one of these beauties when I enter my dotage. Recently sold for almost $2m at auction, the one-of-a-kind astronomic sphere is a hand-engraved sky-chart that progressively opens through the indecently gorgeous clockwork mechanism inside.
I know a good portion of us are a bit limited on desk space, so pretty much everything has to be multifunctional these days. Although this little guy probably isn’t a top of the line tech product, it is a simple way to help cleanup the clutter. The Flexible Robot Clock can tell the time (obviously), is an alarm clock and can hold little notes for you.
Want to cut costs on your power bill? Well I’m not sure how much this will cut, but you can purchase the water powered alarm clock. This alarm clock is powered completely by water. Just add the water into the reservoir and in 3 minutes the alarm clock will work as normal. If you notice the display fading just add more water to make it pop back to life again. Just be sure not to tell your boss about this one, otherwise you can’t use the power outage as an excuse to be late to work.
Then again, being the only one to work on time when the power has gone out might be just enough to get you that raise you’ve been wanting.
Of course you won’t need one to buy this clock, it is priced at about $10.
Water powered alarm clock [via shiny shiny]