In the ‘unusual gadgets’ space, is tim-E, a brand new robot alarm clock that uses your iPhone as its face in order to wake you up with a whole lot of sass.
As any cartoon or television show made in the last 10 years will tell you, the most commonly used methods employed to wake someone up include : tipping a bucket of water on their head, forcefully shifting them out of bed or making some sort of cacophony that usually involves bashing on pots and pans and/or yelling loudly. All have middling results, but in this new day and age, a sassy iPhone robot alarm clock sets to wake us all up for good.
The gadget, called ‘tim-E (pronounced ‘Timmy’) could potentially be the most annoying alarm clock on the face of the planet, which is exactly what it aims to be. With moving parts that function as the device’s arms and legs, Tim-E dances to distract you from your slumber in an effort to force you out of shut-eye mode to become more alert and turn the thing off.
As it is effectively a dock for your iPhone too, not only does it charge your phone as you lay fast asleep, but it also uses the phone’s screen as its interface. Popping up with a bold, blue, boyish face that resembles the genie from Aladdin, tim-E will also initiate as a sass-off, quite literally snarking you out of bed. If blue isn’t really your colour then you can also switch the image to any of your choosing.
tim-E offers customisation in the bucketloads with other aspects too. Some of its other features include playing music from your iTunes library, reporting on the weather or even the traffic as well as offering up brainteasers to really kick your brain into ‘go’ mode.
The gadget is not yet at retail as it’s aiming to hit its Kickstarter goal of $150,000 but the developers are apparently aiming to sell it for around $60, with a release window of ‘March 2014’.
Watch Tim-E in action in the video from the project’s Kickstarter page, below.
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Source : Kickstarter