Watches and Clocks

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Feeling nostalgic? Then take a look at Elago's latest product for the Apple Watch. The W3 stand, which uses the Apple Watches Night Stand mode to create the iconic look of an original Macintosh monitor. With the Apple Watch in Night Stand Mode it's green font really makes your Apple Watch look like a vintage Macintosh… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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One of the most used review items I have is an iHome alarm clock. Not only do I use it for waking up and checking the time, but I also use it to charge my phone overnight. Just a few months ago, I picked up an Apple Watch and had been looking at charging stations… Read More

Posted in: Cases and Covers, News, Watches and Clocks
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I really like the Apple Watch. Or at least the idea of the Apple Watch. But for all its amazing-seeming functionality, it just doesn't seem like it would be tough enough for me. I'd want to wear it 24/7 and for the activities that I engage in, it would need to be pretty durable. The folks… Read More

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We've reviewed quite a few smartwatches including ones from Martian (see related links at the end of this post), but this is the first smartwatch that I've heard of that has Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service built-in. Like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the Martian mVoice watch can be used to ask Alexa to… Read More

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The best thing about a wrist watch is that they can tell you the time whenever you look at your wrist. But the worst thing about most watches is that they run on batteries and batteries need replacing or recharging. I say "most" watches run on batteries because not all of them do. Today I… Read More

IPEAK wake up light review

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Many years ago I created my own "wake up light" by setting up a timer to a lamp next to my bed.  It was clumsy and blasted full light in the morning.  Now there's a more refined way to achieve the same results with the IPEAK wake up light. I noticed the box was unbranded… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
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Popular fitness tracker manufacturer Misfit has announced the Phase Hybrid. It's an activity tracker wearable that records all the same data that the Misfit Ray and their other trackers track, but adds an analog watch face and smartwatch features that include vibration alerts for call and text notifications, alarms and custom app notifications. The Phase… Read More

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Analog meets digital with the Calendar Watch from What? Watch. Available in several styles, this wristwatch pairs with an app on your phone and displays the next 12 hours of your scheduled appointments as darkened segments on the LCD face behind the analog watch. The watch runs for up to 2 months per charge which… Read More

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We've shown you several Nixie tube clocks, chess sets, and thermometers over the years, but they all were steampunk in style.  Many of them were also kits that you needed to assemble yourself.  ThinkGeek has two Nixie tube clocks from Nuvitron that don't require assembly, and they aren't steampunk.  Both clocks use new old-stock tubes… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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I recently reviewed a unit that I've been using for almost a year to recharge my Apple Watch on the go - the Pod from Nomad. This week, though, I was sent a test unit of a similar device that not only does what the Pod does, but also fixes the few qualms I had… Read More

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Most smartwatches look like smartwatches. But the SKAGEN Hagen Connected Hybrid Smartwatch looks more like a classic analog watch and as far as I'm concerned, that's not a bad thing. SKAGEN's watches are available with four traditional analog style watch faces, 20mm wristband styles, and have digital features that include: Automatic date and time adjustment… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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Most of us aren't independently wealthy and are forced to wake up and go to work every morning. Whether you like your job or not, there are few sounds on Earth worse than an alarm clock's beeping. Witti hopes to make your morning a little less dreadful with the Beddi intelligent alarm clock. The front… Read More

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One of the most interesting innovations that the Apple Watch brought, in my book, is the method for attaching bands to the main unit. Rather than loop materials through a spring-loaded pin inserted into the ears of the watch body, you simply slide the band into place and it locks there. To remove it, there… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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About a year ago, Nomad, those folks who understand wandering Gadgeteers and their need for on-the-go charging, released a product called the Pod for Apple Watch. It's basically a battery that has an internal spool to hold a charging puck (not provided) in a compact, hockey-puck sized case. I was working at Apple at the… Read More

Posted in: Articles, iOS, Watches and Clocks
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I upgraded my first generation Apple Watch the night after updating all my iOS devices to iOS 10. (For those who have never done it, you have to have the watch charged to at least 50% and it has to be on the charger. Also, your phone has to be on wifi.) While the initial… Read More