Friday, May 27, 2011

Thundering Alarm Clock

Rainy mornings make me drag my feet... I usually steal a few more winks of sleep on cool rainy mornings.

However, this morning, I was awaken by the loud roaring thunder which made the ceiling boards rattle loudly. I groggily woke up to look outside and the windy heavy rain.

I sighed at the thought of driving to work in the downpour and imagined the traffic jam ahead. Then I went back for another quick nap.. Lol

But it was true, stuck in a traffic jam for extra an hour and I was late to work.

 Sigh...  Glad it's Friday though. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Moshi-moshi: Mobile calling with a handset

I grew up using the telephone (land line) and only owned a handphone in my university days. At that time, handphone lines were based on GSM, etc.. which I can't recall. The phones were bigger and antenna was retractable/exposed.

Hence, when I saw this, I was tickled. Imagine walking around using this. ;)

When I saw phone receivers being sold to attach to wireless phones, I just find it ridiculous and am amazed that people would buy it. I wonder if the younger generation would appreciate it. Perhaps this is just another opportunity to explore the variety of bluetooth headset.

Perhaps like clothing trends, the cycle would be revived back in the near future. Perhaps, you should keep hold of the old phones receiver and try to convert it to the bluetooth handset? Lol. Here is a short description about it:

Moshi Moshi is a line of Bluetooth handsets that gives back the nostalgic comfort of holding a big, hefty piece of plastic to your ear when taking calls on your cellphone. According to the website:

Moshi Moshi (the traditional Japanese phone greeting) aims to be "how you use your mobile phone when you don't have to be mobile." It's meant to be used when you're at work or lounging at home, though technically there's nothing stopping you from holding it to your ear when you're on the street. That is, if you want to look like someone who just time-traveled from 1986.

Hong Kong design company Native Union came up with the product, and plans four Moshi Moshi handsets. The top of the line is the MM04 ($200), which comes with a charging dock that's also an iPhone stand. It's rated for Bluetooth 2.1, so you can pair it with multiple devices, and when you're not taking calls it can function as a tabletop speaker.

You can opt for the typical handset as shown with the Iphone earlier or the retro handset like this. Or perhaps another variation with speakers. I guess there are still more inventions and innovation to explore this idea. So while you have a sleek nice Iphone, you could always recall those days when you were on a handset and just buy anyone of these.