Clocks

  • Automated sundial concept totally awesome

    I’m not one to get excited over clocks (I like corkscrews!), but this is pretty interesting. It takes the concept of the sundial to a mechanized future. Three lamps on concentric rings circle the peg in the middle, giving a shadow to represent hours, minutes, and seconds. It’s quite charming, even though it’s just a concept now. If this goes into production, I’m… Read More

  • Shoot your alarm clock with a Sega Phaser

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1158522/phaser_blasted_alarm_clock.swf
    Phaser Blasted Alarm Clock! – video powered by Metacafe Another great project from Make. You basically use a phaser to shoot your alarm clock to make it snooze. Definitely not difficult and loads of fun — except for sleepover guests who think you’re crazy. Weekend Project: Phaser blasted alarm clock! Read More

  • Video: Etch-A-Sketch powered clock

    http://flash.revver.com/player/1.0/player.swf?mediaId=719432 Once in awhile, you find something that where practicality loses out to the powerful forces of all that is awesome. this Etch-A-Sketch based clock is one perfect example. This might be the coolest thing you’ll see all day. Make Blog [Make] Read More

  • I dare you to take this clock through airport security

    It’s a desk clock shaped like something out of an episode of 24. It’s also one of those, “why didn’t I think of this?” gadgets that we love. It’s just a concept piece now, but if this hits the shelves, we know we’re getting one as soon as possible. Artist’s site [via Technabob] Read More

  • Converge much? Coffee warmer, USB hub, clock

    I’m sitting here staring at my Belkin USB hub that serves as a poor man’s docking station because I’m too cheap to spring for a $180 piece of plastic from Sony that would allow me to whisk my laptop from room to room and I can’t help but feel agitated by the fact that I don’t know what the hell time it is and my coffee isn’t getting any warmer. If only… Read More

  • Voco Alarm Clock: Wake Up to the Sounds of a Charming Englishman

    Alarm clocks — save for Clocky — are generally annoying, boring things. Granted, this Voco clock isn’t exactly as thrilling as front row seats to The Police, but it does have an urbane English comedian telling you to wake up. Every 12 hours, you’ll hear Stephen Fry (of V For Vendetta fame) telling you to wake up with clever little Britishisms: “I’m so sorry… Read More

  • Prime Time: Transformers Movie Merch Preview

    We’re still a couple of months out from the premiere of what will perhaps be the most gadgetastic movie of all time: Transformers. And while we’re covering the events up till it hits the screens, it’s the movie-themed marketing gear that’s intersting to CrunchGear readers. Like this Optimus Prime Head Projection Alarm Clock. It’s Op’s head with a… Read More

  • Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    When I was at SXSW a few weeks back, the new daylight savings time took place. My Blackjack failed to recognize new switch and I was stuck with the wrong time for the entire week. It was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it fixed when I returned home and patched Windows Mobile. Well according to some speculation, many older devices could spring forward this Sunday when we reach the old… Read More

  • The Futurist: Simple Ways To Make Common Gadgets Better

    If your house is anything like the CrunchGear Mansion, it’s filled to the brim with gadgetry and electronica. And with all this newfangled convenience comes an equal dose of frustration. Like when your cell phone clock goes dead the second the A train pops underground. It’s almost enough to make you strap on your old Mickey Mouse wristwatch. So this got us to thinking — what… Read More

  • K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with the K7 Klok Kit, a $129 kit with everything you need to rock out like Goldfinger. Product Page [via CoolHunting] Read More

  • Digital Cuckoo Clock

    Well, now this is a funny little thing, isn’t it. It’s a cuckoo clock with a digital readout – it’s hard to see, but it’s in the middle of that weird leaf. No price because this is a piece of designware by Reddish in Israel, but it’s a cute concept. Product Page [Reddish via Gadgetizer] Read More

  • Wake Over Time

    I, for one, am terrible at waking myself up in the morning. I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “Well get an alarm clock, Alex!” Well it’s not that simple. I do have one, but it’s rendered mute with a swift backhand every morning it’s supposed to blare. However, I think I’ve found the alarm clock that suits me. Hammacher Schlemmer has been retailing… Read More