• iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1

    iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1

    Amazon’s Echo Spot, introduced late last year, smartly combined the power of Alexa with a more traditional clock radio type form factor and interface, complete with a screen for video viewing and calls. Now, the Google Assistant-powered competitors are starting to emerge. At CES this week, iHome is debuting its own take on the “smart” clock radio, with the iGV1… Read More

  • The new Casio G-Steel B100 is a smartwatch that hides its brains

    The new Casio G-Steel B100 is a smartwatch that hides its brains

    Casio has been doing some interesting stuff lately. With their latest Edifice model they began toying with the idea of an analog watch that connects to your phone and can set itself to any timezone automatically. This decision to focus on function over OLEDs is a good one and the G-Steel B100 is the latest example of this move. The B100 is a slim, rugged watch with a multi-layered… Read More

  • Glance Clock keeps your life together with subtle yet vibrant notifications

    There’s something intriguing about low-fi solutions to high-tech problems and the Glance Clock is no exception. In today’s world, a missed Uber can be the difference between a confidence-inducing 5.0 rider rating and a clearly shameful 4.8. Glance Clock, a smart clock that launched at TechCrunch’s hardware battlefield in Las Vegas, looks more analog than digital at first… Read More

  • Today is a clock that reminds you to slow down Crunch Network

    Today is a clock that reminds you to slow down

    Scott Thrift takes the long view on things. The Brooklyn-based artist has been making crazy clocks for most of this decade, starting out with the incredible ThePresent seasons clock and culminating in something he’s calling Today. His Kickstarter project for the new clock has already blown past its goal and he’s excited to bring his unique brand of time-telling to our daily lives. Read More

  • Victorinox Announces The INOX Cybertool, A Clip-On Smartwatch

    Victorinox Announces The INOX Cybertool, A Clip-On Smartwatch

    If you need to turn your dumb watch into a smartwatch and don’t mind a parasitic ring of plastic attached to your analog timepiece, then Victorinox and Acer have you covered. The Cybertool offers multiple timezone displays, activity monitoring, and call and message notifications that appear on the ring around the watch. A Help function transmits your current GPS coordinates to a… Read More

  • Printed Clock Doesn't Quite Work But Is Amazing Anyway

    This wild printable clock doesn’t have a working escapement yet (that’s in the works) but it does prove that you can build complex mechanical objects using MakerBots. Read More

  • Fullspot O Clock Watch

    Here are some nice looking and very inexpensive Italian watches from Fullspot. Certainly designer, certainly fashion-ey, certainly the opposite of most of what you have in your collection. But actually quite fun. How cheap? Not really sure to be honest as there seems to be two prices. The brand’s US site wants $36 per watch, while the Fullspot’s Italian site (both have… Read More

  • Altaz Internet Clock: Fun For All (Well, Really One)

    If you’re the kind of guy who can’t afford a Chumby, Altaz has a deal for you. This $99 device “doubles as a photo frame” and is a clock radio with some basic picture frame functionality built-in along with 802.11g for the weather feed. Obviously you can’t make your own apps for it, but whatevs, right? Read More

  • DIY Multimeter clock

    Are you the kind of guy who likes multimeters? Do you like clocks? Well have I got a deal for you. This multimeter clock is apparently easy to build if you understand CNC milling and electronics. It shows the time using retrograde dials that pop back to the beginning once they reach the end of their display values. You have the full build log right here and you can make this thing look… Read More

  • Time is Money: a review of the Meeting Cost Calculator and Clock

    Many people lament about how unproductive the traditional “business meeting” is. One or more participants feel the need to assert their opinion at great length, or simply regurgitate the same information multiple times. Most of us sit passively through these time-wasting meetings because … well … I don’t know! But now you can have the facts on your side when you… Read More

  • Laser beam clock tells time with mirrors

    Those wacky artists at Art Lebedev are at it again. This time, they’ve created a concept clock that uses a single laser beam directed by 60 rotating mirrors to tell us what time it is. Read More

  • Sony’s new clock radio shines (on the wall)

    Sony announced a new clock radio today, the enticing named ICF-C717PJ, the latest in a long line of consumer electronics. The ICF-C717PJ has a few tricks up it’s proverbial sleeve however, including a thermometer and the ability to project the time on the wall or ceiling. Read More

  • Aspiral Clock makes telling time a ball

    Most concept clocks are high on art, and low on functionality. That’s not the case with the Aspiral Clock, designed by Will Aspinall and Neil Lambath. Instead of using the standard hands, this clock uses a small ball to tell the time. Read More

  • Celsius Tourbillon mobile phone combines mechanical with electronic

    Here’s an obvious case of conspicuous consumption. Check out the Celsius X VI II Micro-Mechanical Remontage Papillon Tourbillon mobile phone. Retail on this bad boy is going to set you back about $275,000. For a phone. Read More

  • The coolest clock you're going to see today: strobing LED hard drive digital clock

    Making clocks out of hard drives isn’t anything new. The hard drive platters make nice shiny backgrounds for your traditional analog clock, and provides just a little geek panache to an ordinary timepiece. This new strobing LED hard drive digital clock really takes things to the next level, though, as you can see in the video inside. Read More

  • Hello, Moshi: a voice controlled alarm clock

    I’ve been wondering how long it’ll be before we start talking to all our appliances and gadgets, just like the gang on Star Trek talks to their computers. Typing, pressing buttons, waving wands around in the air: it’s all so inefficient! We should be able to simply speak to our gadgets to have them do our bidding. Today we’re one step closer to that golden Utopia… Read More