Lexon has developed the Around, an analog clock that works when the cylinder body moves around the static red arm. At a size of 11 x 5.5cm, the Anthony Dickens design is available in both black and white. The timepiece runs on a single included AA battery. The Around is available for £22.94 (~$50.00.) While we admire the design, we are wondering how practical it would turn out to be if you are on the wrong side of the arm.
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Moving one step past the rotating iCooly iPod touch stand we told you about last week is this iHome Rotating Alarm Clock. The iH41 can be set on its side to watch video and the clock will do likewise. Set the clock to wake to your tunes through EXB speakers and charge your touch at the same time. The device also has battery back-up, a snooze bar and an Aux/MP3 line-in jack for those who are iPodless. Pre-order for $79.00 for a July delivery.
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When you feel like you want to take potshots at your alarm in the morning, now you can do just that with the Laser Target Alarm Clock. When it goes off, you shoot the laser directly into the target to turn it off for the next 24 hours, unless you change its time or manually deactivate the thing. We figure by the time you aim and go bang, you will certainly be awake. The clock takes 3 AAA batteries and the laser 3 LR44 (not included) at a price of $19.99.
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If you are egotistical enough to keep a mirror on your desk or nightstand, you might as well have one that does more than just reflect your handsome/pretty face. The Magic Mirror Clock displays the month, date, hour, and minute when you issue a sound over 80db or touch it. The blue LED clock measures 130 x 130 x 25mm and has an alarm mode, reset and snooze button, and is powered up by 3 AAA batteries (not included.) The mirror/clock carries a MSRP of $20.00.
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Want to show off your kids, pets, summer vacation unobtrusively? The Kaiser Baas Digital Photo Key Ring has a mere 1.5 digital LCD display and can hold up to 70 pictures. It also features a clock, contrast control, a programmable timer, and rechargeable battery for up to 10 hours of life. Take photos from your cellie or digital camera with the included USB cable. Choose from white, pink, or black for $29.99. Just don’t make your kids hate you by taking their pictures like the one shown. Trust us, they never forgive you.
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The 1920 Style Spirit may look retro but is as modern as it gets. The device is a 4-hand analog clock with alarm, AM/FM radio, and a full feature CD player with programmable memory. Encased in wood, it has a metal handle, steel toggle switches, and a backlit dial. At a size of 5 x 11.5 x 6.25-inches, it puts out 0.8W per channel and carries a MSRP of £129.95 (~$257.00.) A Clock Radio version is also available for £99.95 (~$198.00.)
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It’s retro chic, it’s DIY…and it’s 100% cool. It’s the Do It Yourself Cubic Wall Clock, which we think bears more than a passing resemblance to the ever-maddening Rubik’s Cube. Just make sure the block with the clock hands is in the center… and the rest of the design is totally up to you! Comes with 12 self-adhesive colored plastic cubes that measure approx. 2.5 x 2.5”. Requires 1 AA battery. Perfect for the Rubik’s fanatic (we know you’re out there!), 80’s-lovin’ types or to just to add some major pizazz to your home. Available for approx. $70 USD.
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There is no way that you can hit snooze and still be able to do so with the Pandora Alarm Clock. Turn the thing off and just as you start to fall back to sleep, it will issue noises and, as you open your eyes, it plays animation on your ceiling to berate you about what you should be doing rather than hanging in bed. The imaging includes a shower, coffee brewing, a toaster, and tooth brushing. To see a demo and hear the strange sounds it makes, check designer Melanie Graf’s site. There is only one glitch to her prototype that we can figure. There would never be enough guilt to have to go through the routine day after day. Hmm. Maybe Pandora would be a good thing.
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iLuv has a new 2.1 channel iPod Docking/Charging Station with a built-in woofer. The i399BLK features an FM tuner with 20 preset keys, a digital clock, beat-sensitive mood lighting, remote control and aux. inputs for 3.5mm headphones and alternate devices. The station supports Bluetooth and comes with a detachable BluePin for turning your cellie into a speakerphone. Compatible with most dockable iPods (the exceptions being 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gens,) it comes with a price of $229.00.
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We have discovered many odd clocks at Gear Live and this prototype is no exception. Made out one of our fave toys, the Etch-A-Sketch Clock, built on the Arduino platform, was designed by the New York mechanical engineer Angela Yuan. When a minute goes by, the device tilts, shakes to remove the current display, and changes it to update the time. We think it is a novel idea and hope Ms.Yuan continues her creative streak.
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