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by David Dear
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  • the story

Time To Get A Robot

Inspired by mid-20th century science fiction, Kim is the wall alarm clock that literally "tells" time. Simply press on her button nose, and Kim's eyes light up red as she states the exact time in a quintessential robot voice. With her gold metallic curls, green speaker mouth and her dedication to announcing the precise time whenever prompted, Kim the Talking Clock is sure to be a favorite with humans everywhere. Added bonus: set the alarm and wake up to a recording of a rooster crowing. Designed by David Dear. Made in China.

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  • details
Item ID
17375
Made from
aluminum, nickel plated
Measurements
2.75" D x 9" dia.
Notes
Takes 3 AA batteries. Not included.
  • the maker

David Dear

An inveterate tinker and inventor, David Dear dreams up products with a sense of humor - never sacrificing sensible design, of course. He has translated his knack for whimsy into award-winning products such as Kim the Talking Clock. With their clever simplicity, his products have been featured in Vogue, New York and Time, among other publications.

Born in Connecticut in 1963, Dear grew up in the 'burbs of the big city, and studying Industrial Design at Rhode Island School of Design. He now lives and works in New York City.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
KIM THE TALKING CLOCK
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (25)
  • Keeps good time (14)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Clear display (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (14)
  • Bedroom (13)
  • Gifts (12)
  • Kitchen (12)
  • Desk (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8), Budget shopper (7), High-end shopper (5)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (4), Family older kids (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (6)

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5.0

Looks like Rosey on the Jetsons really

By 

from PC OK

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Keeps Good Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Desk
    • Gifts

    Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

    Gave this to a computer programmer. Very retro
    "jetsons" kind of thing. LOVED it

    Service and delivery comments:

    Arrived really quickly great condition

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Unique gift

    By 

    from Orrville, Ohio

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Clear Display

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Desk
      • Gifts

      Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

      This is for my husband for Christmas. I think he will like it because it is unique and fun.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      AWESOME!

      By 

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Clear Display
      • Keeps Good Time
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • On wall

        Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

        I love this clock. Everytime someone comes into my room I press it if they ask what time it is or even if they don't! Great gift for someone who would enjoy a laugh! The rooster alarm clock part is also great, but I personally don't use that part.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        3.0

        More creepy than cute.

        By 

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Keeps Good Time

        Cons

        • Right eye doesn't work
        • Static sound

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

        Great concept; not what I'd hoped for though.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By 

        from miami

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Keeps Good Time
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts

          Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

          I placed right next to my bed so that I don't even have to open my eyes, I will just feel for the 'nose' and accordingly open my eyes or keep it closed and continue to sleep...I like it because it is so unusual and I have a 12 year old daughter..enough said...

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          New Family Member

          By 

          from Brandon,VT

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Keeps Good Time
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Kitchen

            Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

            When "Kim" speaks the hours it feels as if someone is in the room with you. It took getting accustomed to hearing someone else's voice say 1pm, 2pm, etc.To some, this may be perceived as "noise" so beware.She sort of grows on you though as this is supposed to be a holiday gift, we may end up buying another for us.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Tells the time & makes you laugh ea hour

            By 

            from Reston, VA

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Keeps Good Time
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Desk
              • Gifts
              • Kitchen

              Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

              My boss's wife's name is Kim and this was an excellent Boss's day gift. We laugh every hour that she says the time and everyone who comes into his office wants to press the nose. It's a great gift!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Toy for Adults

              By 

              from The Pacific Northwest

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Amusing
              • Attractive Design
              • Keeps Good Time

              Cons

              • Limited use

              Best Uses

              • Amusement
              • Decoration
              • Gifts

              Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

              This product reminds me of a girl I roomed with in college who spent hours working on her "perfect flip" hairdo each day. Now I can laugh about it, and I laugh at this silly clock too, which I gave my husband, a science fiction fan, for his birthday.
              The only downside is there is no visual display at all. The only way you can find out the time is to walk over to the clock, and hit the "nose",and she announces the time in a robotic voice. So this limits it's practical use as a clock, but it's great if you want a quick laugh.
              I feel the price was a bit on the high end, but it was a great gift.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Super Fun and Very Unique!

              By 

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Cute
              • Fun
              • Keeps Good Time
              • Reliable
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Should come with a stand

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom Alarm
              • Decoration

              Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

              This is a great clock if you want something unique and different. The only con I can think of is it's a little small to hang on a wall - that is why I wish it came with a stand. That way you could display it how you like. I did use a plate stand and that seems to work.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Fast delivery and it came packed very well!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              exactly as the description notes

              By 

              from Chanhassen MN

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Clear Display
              • Keeps Good Time
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Decoration
                • Desk
                • Gifts
                • Kitchen

                Comments about KIM THE TALKING CLOCK:

                Very contemporary piece.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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