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PyramidTalk: Seiko updates their cult clocks from the 1980s

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Some of the older CrunchGear readers will surely remember the PyramidTalk, a clock that verbally announced the time and other information. Seiko started selling the clock in 1984, and it turned out to be a big worldwide hit, with sales ballooning to 200,000 units per year at its peak. And now, just in time for Christmas, consumers (in Japan, at least) can lay their hands on an updated version [JP].

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The device is about 8cm tall, 10cm square and weighs 260g. Press the apex of the PyramidTalk once to hear what time it is and to see a blue LED lighting up (see picture below). Press it twice and the radio wave clock will verbally tell you the date, current temperature and humidity (in either Japanese or English). Needless to say, the PyramidTalk also serves as an alarm clock.

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The clock is already available in Japan (in gold or white) where it costs $120.

If you’re interested in getting one, I’d suggest you contact import/export specialists Japan Trend Shop, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya (Seiko itself hasn’t made an announcement yet concerning markets outside Japan).

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