CASIO G-SHOCK Gundam Collection Puts a Mech on Your Wrist

Gundam fans have some sweet new collectables, and they look amazing. This collection of Gundam-themed G-SHOCK watches from CASIO are made to celebrate Gundam’s 40th anniversary. Can you believe the mech franchise been around for four decades?

There are four watches in the series, each with colors and designs inspired by Gundam, including RX-78-2 Gundam, MS-06S Char’s Zaku II, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee.

Aside from good looks, each of these watches comes with a “Haro” storage container with the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee in Green Haro while Char’s Zaku in Zaku Red Haro storage. In case you didn’t know, “Haro” is the ball-like robot that can transform from ball to robot.

The Casio G-SHOCK x Gundam Collection will be available on CASIO’s China ecommerce store on Taobao in mid-2019. The RX-78-2 is 1,390 yuan (~$207 USD), Char’s Zaku II is 1,090 yuan ($163 USD), RX-0 Unicorn Gundam is 1,090 yuan (~$163 USD) and the Banshee is 1,690 yuan (~$252 USD).

Aside from looking way cooler, these watches are pretty much the same G-SHOCKs you know already, with all the same features and functionality.

[via Gundam Kits Collection via Mike Shouts]

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Pocket Watch: It’s 12:30. I know.

The Millennium Falcon is one of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars universe that was a character in its own right. Han and Chewie flew that ship all over the place and got up to all sorts of scoundrel business in it. If you need to tell time and want to do it with something other than an everyday wrist watch or smartphone, here is the ticket – a Millennium Falcon pocket watch from Accutime.

 

The image isn’t clear, but I assume the top of the Falcon pops open to reveal the hands of the watch inside. It’s set to ship in April for $15.99. I wouldn’t expect it to keep time all that well for the money, but Star Wars fans will still love it. You can preorder it now at Entertainment Earth.

Alien Xenomorph Clock: Time to Die

If there’s one thing we could all use more of in our lives, it’s xenomorphs. Now, you can keep one proudly displayed on your mantle, with this sweet Alien xenomorph table clock from Bradford Exchange.

The 14″ tall clock features an intricately detailed sculpture of the creepy full-grown monster from the Alien universe, set atop a base inspired by H.R. Giger’s designs for the Nostromo. The red LED clock itself is inspired by the self-destruct countdown clock on the doomed ship. Each one is handpainted, and both the base and top light up for added impact.

The Alien xenomorph clock is priced at $179.99, and available right now from Bradford Exchange, so you don’t even need to wait for any eggs to hatch.

This Synthesizer Fits on Your Wrist

If you want to play your synthesizer on the go and play no matter where you are, there’s no need to lug around that heavy keyboard. Get one like this. An Italian company called Audioweld created this version that is small enough to be worn on your wrist.

The Synthwatch has a functional seven-key keyboard, which seem a little small for most fingers, but its makers insist have been designed to work with any size finger. The keys allow you to create tunes using a companion app for both Android and iOS. A synthesizer this small needs some software help after all. With the app, you can record, access a sequencer, and a library of 200 sounds. Without the app, it just looks like a toy. However, this toy has a titanium grade 5 case, and costs over $500.

Never fear, it also has watch capabilities with an LCD display to tell the time, a rechargeable battery that recharges via USB-C and a splitter cable that has a 3.5 mm jack for hooking it up to an amp or speaker. The video below doesn’t really show how it works, but there is a video on their Kickstarter page that shows a somewhat clumsy prototype in action.

If you’re convinced you need one, you can pre-order one for about $540 (USD). At that price you have to really love synthesizers or novelty watches to take the plunge, but it is pretty darn cool.

[via Engadget via Mike Shouts]

Vobot Is an Alexa-enabled Smart Alarm Clock

Face it. It’s hard to be an alarm clock. Nobody likes them. But if you had to be an alarm clock, you might be Vobot, which may just be the first alarm clock people don’t completely hate.

Integrated with Alexa, Vobot lets you access Amazon’s voice assistant’s many useful capabilities. It works with voice, gesture, and touch controls so you can set alarms, play music, check the weather, listen to the news, and more with just a flick of the wrist.

It’ll even help you get to sleep by playing white noise, hypnotic music, or nature sounds at night, and wake you up peacefully with music you can set.

Check out the Vobot smart alarm clock in the Technabob Shop today, where it’s just $44.99 – a 23% savings off the original price.

The Martian mVoice Smart Watch Is the Perfect Gift for Father’s Day

Father’s Day may only come around once a year, but hey – fathers are fathers all year, and it’s about time they were rewarded with a little something they can enjoy year-round. Treat the fathers in your life (or yourself, if you’re a father, too) with a Martian mVoice Smart Watch.

The Martian mVoice AE series is a stylish timepiece that’s perfect for encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle. While it may look like a traditional analog watch, it’s actually packed with technology, and can provide turn-by-turn navigation, notifications from your most used apps, and compatibility with the voice assistant Amazon Alexa. You can place or accept phone calls with a simple tap, and you can even use the watch as a control for snapping group photos. If you’re about to accidentally leave your phone somewhere, your watch will give you a warning. It works all of this magic via a Bluetooth connection to your Android or iOS smartphone.

So do something nice for Dad this year, and treat him to a Martian mVoice Smart Watch. Get one for only $69.99 in the Technabob Shop.

Fully-functional Dick Tracy Bluetooth Watch: It’s Time for Dick

Does anyone even know who Dick Tracy was anymore? Probably not, but they know his watch. Nick Mathis and his brother want to make that watch a reality. So they’re looking for 5,000 people interested in an officially licensed, Bluetooth enabled replica of Dick Tracy’s watch that can make and receive calls. Oh, and it will also tell the time with an analog timepiece.

I like the retro style. It’s a watch on top and a speaker on the bottom. It’s like my grandparents are designing modern gadgets. In a good way. Obviously, it will pair with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and it goes with anything, a suit, jeans and a t-shirt, and even a trench coat. If the pieces that backers get really look this good, they should have no problems. It looks just like the comic book version.

If you want to do your part, you can join their Indiegogo mailing list here and get 40% off when the campaign launches. Or you can just buy yourself a smartwatch and forget you ever heard of Dick Tracy. Because you probably never even read any of his comic strips and only know him from that terrible movie with Madonna and Warren Beatty.

[via Geekologie]

We Wish This Rick and Morty Screaming Sun Alarm Was Real

Getting out of bed in the morning to go to work or school sucks. We all know this. What we really want is more sleep and to sit around eating bacon and watching movies all day. If you have to get up, why not do it in the most annoying way possible using this Rick and Morty Screaming Sun Alarm Clock.

When the alarm goes off, the sun rises in the little diorama atop the clock and screams annoyingly until you wake up, or 42 hours straight (whichever comes first). The sun screams and looks just like the annoying sun on one of the planet from The Wedding Squanchers.

Sadly, this thing was merely one of ThinkGeek’s many April Fools Day pranks this year, but maybe if enough Rick and Morty fans beg them, they’ll make it into a real product.

 

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Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!

This alarm clock looks exactly like the Game Boy you used to play on the go. It even has working buttons. The only difference is that instead of playing classic games, this version is all about waking you up in the morning.

This officially-licensed Nintendo Game Boy alarm clock plays the Super Mario Land theme when the alarm goes off. This thing has a lot more personality, not to mention nostalgia, compared to waking up with your smartphone.

I think there have been other Game Boy clocks, but this one has all of the right details. The only thing I would change (only because I’m a nerd) is that it needs to have little cartridges that change the wake-up sounds. A Legend of Zelda cart with that theme, Tetris for that one, and so on. That way you keep the nerds coming back for more, having to buy new cartridges all the time. I’m still buying this – I just can’t help wanting more.

It’s just $36.99 with free shipping over at Merchoid. The clock is expected to ship on March 30th, but pre-order quantities are limited so you better get one while you can.

[via Comicbook]

TokyoFlash Blade Carbon Fiber Watch Is a Super Slick Way to Tell Time

If you look back at Technabob over the years, you’ll notice that we’ve featured a number of cool watches from TokyoFlash Japan. In recent years, they haven’t been as prolific as back in the day, but they’re still coming up with some really neat and unusual timepieces, like this awesome looking design shown here.

The new Blade watch is their first watch to feature real carbon fiber components, and has a neat, sculpted display which looks a lot like a turbine fan. It’s got a matching black leather band with a carbon fiber surface effect to complete the look.

The watch is available with red, blue, or green LED tubes to display time, which appear as a set of lines which can either blink in position to indicate the current time, or can also replicate the hands on a traditional analog dial. The watch also has an alarm mode, and is rechargeable via a USB cable.

Best of all, the Blade carbon fiber watch is reasonably priced, at just $169. You can order one now over on the TokyoFlash website.