Temporarily out of stock. Usually ships in Early July.
Long gone are the days when talking clocks were clunky, basic and hard to understand. This brand new circle clock stands almost three inches tall, and sports a space-age dome for the top. In the front of the dome is a large backlit display - excellent for low-vision folks. The clock sits on three rubber feet, keeping it from sliding around. But wait - the rubber feet are very special. When you press down on the clock, they serve as buttons to activate the talking feature. After a short tone, the clock announces "10:45 AM. 72.9 degrees Fahrenheit."
There are several things about this clock that make it special, in addition to its sleek modern design and talking time and temperature. First, lots of folks are looking for a clock with only one talk button, so it's easy to find and press without bumping anything else. The cool thing about this clock is, when it's sitting on a desk, there are no buttons visible at all. Just press the clock anywhere you like, and it will immediately speak the time and temperature in a clear, female voice. And, unlike any other clock we carry, the beeping alarm starts off quiet, then grows louder and more insistent. This lets you shut it off quickly without disturbing anyone else, but makes sure to wake you if you don't hear it right away. Finally, you can set the hourly report to only automatically announce the time between 7 AM and 9 PM - and it will keep quiet while everyone is sleeping.
Using the three small buttons on the bottom of the clock, you can easily set the time and alarm, toggle hourly announcement, select between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature display and announcement, and switch between 12 and 24-hour time format. You can even choose your favorite sound to wake up to with the daily alarm: beep, cuckoo, or one of three classical music pieces - which are actually very well done and sound great on the large speaker. Finally, the thick-plastic construction is designed to last - this is not a cheep product that will self-destruct the first time it falls off your desk. Easy to set and impossible to change by mistake, loaded with features and packed into a classy body, this clock is one that's sure to bring enjoyment to your family and friends for years to come. Takes 2 AAA batteries, which are not included.
Measures about 5 in. by 2-3/4 in.
Package Weight: about 7.4 ounces.
Directions for the Talking UFO Clock From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
After inserting 2 AAA batteries into your new clock, we recommend placing it in your lap. Because of the top's round, dome shape, this helps hold the clock steady while you set it up.
You will find 3 buttons between the two rubber feet that double as talk buttons. Position the clock so these 3 buttons are closest to you. From left to right, the buttons are Mode, Minute, and Hour.
When in normal mode, press Hour to select the alarm sound of your choice. Press Minute to set the time format, either 12-hour or 24-hour. Press and hold Minute to set the measurement unit for the temperature, either Celcius or Fahrenheit.
If you press Mode once, a beep is heard. Press the Hour and Minute buttons to set the Time.
When you press Mode a second time, another beep is heard. Press the Hour and Minute buttons to set the alarm.
Press Mode a third time, to enter the Features menu. Press Minute to turn the Alarm on and off. Press Hour to set Hourly Report.
Press Mode a final time to return to normal operation.
Now that your new clock is all set up, turn it over and set it on its rubber feet. Whenever you want to hear the time, just press down on the clock.
(From the Talking Clocks shelf.)