I know there are still many shopping days left before Christmas, but I’m trying to turn over a new leaf this year and actually get my shopping finished before 11:59pm on December 24th. This will be a first for me if I can actually do it. I figure there are other gadgeteers out there that have procrastination problems like I do, so I wanted to share a fun item that I came across recently. It’s the Tokibot Robot Clock from TOKYOBay.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with this 4 inch tall retro looking time piece. TOKYObay sells three styles of robot clocks, two of which are alarm clocks. They also sell a cute 2 inch tall robot keychain – I have to order one or two of them soon too.
Each of their three clocks has a name and a personality. The one that they sent me is called Oilpan. It’s available in Red, Green and Blue. It’s all metal except the glass clock face. It’s a surprisingly hefty little guy and weighs in at 10 ounces.
The clock is analog (not an alarm clock), with a second hand. It runs on a coin cell battery that be accessed by prying off the back cover.
The time is easily set by pulling out the crown on the Right side of the robot.
The robot’s arms, legs and head can move. Unfortunately, the legs won’t rotate far enough so that you can make the robot sit.
I think the Tokibot Robot Clock would make a fun and relatively inexpensive gift for your favorite geek or anyone that loves robots or vintage styled tchotchkes. It would also make a great little clock for your cube at work.