Amongst the 70 devices (!) Amazon announced was… a clock. An old, school analog clock. Or so it appears upon casual inspection. But, in actuality, the $30 Echo Wall Clock is a smart home accessory, that communicates to a linked Echo over Bluetooth. As such, your time will always be set, including adjustments for DST. Further, up to three Alexa timers can be set (by speaking to that aforementioned linked Echo) with lighted tick marks providing various visual status indicators. Watch CNET’s event video below, it’ll make more sense. Or maybe not. :)
I can’t tell you why this appeals to me so much. Perhaps it’s because I’ve got a bare kitchen wall in need of accouterment and a $30 gadget is always right up my alley. And, beyond my own interest, this seems like a great holiday gift idea for our parental in-laws (only one of whom reads the blog, hi Mom).