VOICE DUAL 2-ALARM WATCH
Loud enough to be heard across a room
Latest Version III Sound Chip
for language learning !
Approx 20% Louder than prior versions
|- TWO Alarm buttons, 5 alarm sounds
- Hourly time announcement if desired
- Rooster alarm
sound PLUS five other alarm
sounds to choose from
Large Speaker emits loud, rich sound
yacking below was written some time ago for the last talking watches I
carried. They were pretty much identical (and same factory) except this
latest version has the extra alarm, 12/24 time and a much cooler
looking red-trimmed faceplate.
periodically go for night
sometimes with local hiking groups, and on a trail is where I really
appreciate the value of this little wonder. It took me awhile to find
one with really good, clear sound, and this is it.
gone through 3, maybe 4 different other models over the years……they
tend to get destroyed from climbing rocks in the daytime, but I
wouldn’t think of buying anything else. By the way, my current personal
one has been dented, dropped, scratched, stepped on and soaked , but I
refuse to give it up for a new one as it’s got quite a history.
particular model speaks in a pleasant
female voice at
the touch of a button, and if you need to be reminded of something
during the day, it has an alarm function to, for example, wake you up
from a nap at a prescribed time (via a live rooster alarm
serenade…..see buyer comments below).
also an every-hour-on-the hour time announcement, which I find annoying
– got me into a heap of ‘trouble’ once (see story way below) — but it’s a function some people like and will find
useful. You have your choice, using another side button, of turning
this feature on or off.
Sexy good looks and bright
…. make this watch a
versions still retail for $24 and up in stores, when you can find them
(and not all have alarms).
are many obvious possible uses. You’re in a dark movie theater, and
want to know the time. Even in a dimly
lit bar or
niteclub, with all the noise, it can still be heard quite clearly. Or
on a street with heavy ambient traffic noise.
elderly, or vision-impaired individuals, find them extremely practical. Also, many have been purchased by campers and
backpackers……this is quite a good application, actually.
people just want an easy to use, gadget type watch (women seem to be
very impressed by them even more than most guys, not because of the
gadget concept, but because of its practical value).
are brand new, in a shiny black box very suitable
for gift giving. Easy
to read instructions, too.
most important of all, this is a watch that is easy to use,
which is especially important if the user is visually impaired.
comes with an internal Three
Year Lithium battery — this
alone is worth about $ 6.00 if bought separately from a drug store
watch or camera counter.
BUYER COMMENTS (both English & Spanish versions)
|“Just wanted to tell you I like the watch. I don’t wear it,
but I do use it daily. That d*** rooster is the best travel alarm made.
No wimpy beep beep beep that can be drowned out by a pillow or the
after effects of dinner and drinks with a client but a very serious
wake up mechanism.
the watch,look forward to using it, love the rooster although I do have
6 real roosters crowing every morning.
bought the talking watch for my mother who couldn’t see very well and
was in a rest home and somehow the alarm which was a rooster’s crow got
set at 4:00 AM. The alarm went off and it drove the nurses crazy for
weeks trying to find the cockle doodle do, until I went back to visit
her (CT to IN) and turned the alarm setting off!”
works great! I have to take meds every 15:45 minutes…on time! When I
am shopping I lose thought of the time. Can’t wait to see peoples faces
when I am standing in the checkout line and they hear a rooster. Such
have been about 14 (as of last count) copies made of this version
(which is considered the original Version I). Most are visually
identical; even the box looks the same.
all generally fall short in one way or another, however, most notably
in sound quality; the knockoffs aren’t as loud, and a few actually
sound ‘tinny’, which most likely means the speakers aren’t very highly
ultimately well worth the extra bucks for this one, as it’ll give good
service for years hence.
I’m a little biased, but have also sold nearly 700 to date, so can be
pretty much comfortable with it’s overall track record.
|A few more interesting comments :
you again for all of your help. My Dad continues to thank me daily for
his watch, I have never seen him have so much fun with such an
inexpensive item. He’s anxious to get back to his cardiac rehab class
and show it off!
arrived on time. You made legally blind friend and grandson both happy.
Thanks again. Have a great New Year ! “
replacing a watch for a dear friend who had one just like this one and
lost it. He used to “entertain” the young kids in the family with it
and had enormous patience with them wanting to hear it over and over
again. He is an older gentleman and although he said it didn’t matter,
I could tell that it did. He has been so wonderful to so many people,
(myself and son included), that I am thrilled to be able to surprise
him with it when it arrives.
for your update. The watch is going to my grandfather who recently lost
his eye sight. My grandmother will be so relieved when he gets it
because he has to depend on her to find the time.
10 inch strap is virtually indestructible
last but hardly least, a very funny rooster story, but only if you’re
in a a reading mood.
for the fast service. I love the watch and therein lies a story almost
as funny as the one you related on your listing site.
watch arrived just as Karen, my helper and I, were getting ready to
leave for, IN, where Institute branch is. It was time for my 6-week
checkup following the first PDT Laser surgery treatment on my left eye.
had Karen read the instructions for setting the time and, working under
two strong magnifiers, I followed the instructions. When we arrived at
the clinic, a nurse took me back to the last room in the building. I
sat in the dark room, waiting my turn. Suddenly the rooster started
crowing and I almost jumped out of the chair. It was so unexpected and
loud that Karen heard it clear out in the waiting room. (The floors
were vinyl-covered. I imagine that’s why the sound carried so far.)
heard several voices, all wondering: “what is that?” and “where’s that
noise coming from?” I heard footsteps in the hallway and expected a
nurse or doctor to pop his/her head into my room any minute, but that
didn’t happen. Meanwhile I was blindly pushing all along the sides,
trying to stop the rooster. Finally, I put my hand over the watch and
muffled the sound so that it didn’t carry beyond the room I was in (I
think). It seemed to go on a very long time! I thought it would never
my doctor came in she didn’t mention having heard anything and neither
did I. But when Karen and I got outside, she told me that there was
quite a lot of “unusual activity” going on in the office. A couple of
doctors and 3-4 nurses were searching around in the office, apparently
thinking the “noise” was coming from some of their equipment. Karen
said that she heard a “shrieking noise” but had no idea it was coming
from me. What she heard sounded strange, she said, and was loud enough
to stir up a commotion in the hall, the office, and stir up comments
among the patients up and down the hall, awaiting service. She said
that even after it stopped, they were still trying to find out if
something had gone wrong with some of their equipment. True, this is
not as funny as your story, but on the way home, Karen was so vividly
describing what had gone on in the clinic that I laughed so hard I
cried, the tears just rolled down my cheeks.I needed a good laugh at
that particular time.
again, Alan, and I hope you get rich (or is it “richer”), from your
sales on eBay, though I can’t see how you could from such modest sales
as the listing I bought from. May you have a wonderful life!
ok, just one more story.
case the reader is wondering if these watches are ‘loud enough for
everyday use‘….as you shall soon see, they really just may be
that very thing indeed.
THE DAY TIME STOOD STILL
ORDER IN THE COURT !
What typically happens when Mr. ebaY Talking Watch seller
wears his own personal Talking Watch in public
was thrilled to be invited in as a ‘spectator’ at a gripping Corporate
trial in a local Federal Court recently. In retrospect, however,
staying home that day would have been a most desirable option.
I had decided what a great idea it would be to sit near the front row,
right in the center of things…….this would help greatly in sealing
my fate later. As the hours of mostly unintelligible legal wrangling
dragged on, I kept shifting position (the benches were very hard and
unyeilding….much like memories of a certain childhood Church).
some point (throwing one hand on top of the other) I inadvertently
triggered my Talking Watch ‘every hour on the hour’ Time Announcement
button…….in doing so, the watch emitted an audible series of four
loud beeps. Several people looked scornfully my way.
glanced anxiously at the time. It was exactly 3:56 P.M. Uh-oh. Knowing
that turning this function back off would create another ‘beep’, and
not wanting to get publicly reprimanded, I decided the best course of
action would be to go ahead and let it announce the time in 4 minutes,
except I would COVER THE SPEAKER GRILLE WITH BOTH HANDS to muffle the
sound (it works with radios, right?)
was a most unfortunate decision.
the prescribed time, the watch went off, a very loud and very clear
woman’s voice (preceded by the just-as-loud electronic chime) IT’S-FOUR-O’-CLOCK-PM ! It
resonated like thunder in the crowded courtroom (very good acoustics, I
recalled in wonderment later).
was absolutely horrified……….immediately I tried covering the
speaker with my other hand, my entire arm, bundled edges of my shirt, a
magazine, but it was useless…….. actually I don’t think sitting on
the thing would’ve made a difference. ‘Mr. Bean’ comes to mind here, as
I’m sure this is whom I must have looked like to an observer.
EYE IN THE ROOM was on me. The
lawyer for the defense was no longer the center of attention. I was. I
wanted to slump down, down, way way down, under the bench, but due to
the layout of the place it wasn’t a useful option. An
Alice-in-Wonderland type tunnel would have been greatly appreciated.
But I digress.
complicate matters, this (very stern) judge had earlier, twice, firmly
reminded ‘EVERYONE IN THE COURT’ that beepers and cellphones were to be
turned OFF (she
was even good enough to spell it for us…..0-F-F). I remember smugly thinking that, yeah, she was right, who
WERE these inconsiderate people to bring electronic noisemakers into a
Courtroom at all? Ha! Cellphone users especially, I thought…….how
annoying! What on earth were they thinking?
almost as if by some sinister cosmic magic, I was in the uncomfortable
position of being the biggest scofflaw of them all. The judge repeated
her earlier warnings yet again, almost word for word. This 3rd time,
however, I think I could see a vein bulging in her neck.
the biggest ire emanated (yes, emanated…sort of like steam suddenly
rising up out of thermal vents in Yosemite) from the clerk that assists
the judge. Earlier in the day I’d been thinking , heck, she was
actually kind of cute. Not anymore. She was staring laser holes through
me (this, in case you don’t already know from your own treasure trove
of experiences, is an advanced stage, way beyond the condition known as
‘if looks could kill’). She perceived it wasn’t a beeper, OR a
cellphone, so WHAT exactly was this new kind of courtroom annoyance ?
(legal parlance, perfect for this situation) by her quizzical, scornful
same way dogs tip their heads when they hear an unknown new sound) and what appeared to be the beginnings of movement in my
direction, I quickly held up my wrist with the A.O.D. –
Attached Offending Device — and meekly tried to communicate that it
was, well……. accidental.
complicate matters, my voice (if you could call it that) had headed
south, evaporating into a sort of modified whimper — a Chichuaua
begging for food comes to mind here — so I just moved my lips to form
words, any words. She was not amused. But this fast, do
something/anything response seemed to have worked…..she unexpectedly
stopped dead in her tracks, and after a millenium of seconds the court
resumed deliberations. At the very least, I was still alive.
of this improbable story :
Whatever you do, don’t take your Talking Watch to Federal Court (or
State Court, or City Court or any destination that has the word ‘Court’
SUPERSONIC, and, on good
fly out of here straightaway, and with great fanfare
marching band, dancing girls, that kind of thing),
your friendly mailman should be ringing your doorbell soon after.
the truth-it was in the mail BEFORE I ordered, right ?”
employs delivery methods years ahead of our time”
the quickness of your response borders on scary, but I certainly
this, just in:
believe this. Immediately after I hit the ‘pay now’ button,my doorbell
rang, The package was at the door. Go figure.”
SHIPPED FROM HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, USA
for occasional remote warehouse dropships to save time, of course)
double rainbow, as seen from our
3rd floor computer room window; Dec 22, 2010
Usually orders zoom out of Mission Control here either same
or next day as receipt of payment (before about 3 p.m. PST usually
makes it out that day).
expect to add sales tax at checkout for the gods of commerce here. Our
elected leaders of all that is need new limos, jets, other stuff now
and again. Hope that’s ok.
TO MILITARY APO ADDRESSES
Easily done ! And,
postal USPS basically only charges domestic U.S. ship costs to foreign
APO addresses, no matter where you are out there.
shipped stuff to just about everywhere on the planet. Do keep in mind
that some countries may assess customs duties or fees upon arrival
(often not, but sometimes yes).
Some restricted items, like aerosol spray cans or volatile inks, aren’t
considered aircraft-friendly these days, so those are shipped within
North America only, and only via slow-boat UPS ground.
For your considerable amusement, here’s a not-that-long-ago
countries list ……..
orders only at this time