True Harry Potter fans should be familiar with the Weasley’s magical family clock. Rather than telling the time, this beautiful device would display the exact location of each family member.
One married couple of MIT-trained engineers loved the clock so much, they made their own. ETA clock lets you stay updated with the whereabouts of your family and friends. It provides peace of mind and plenty of talking points around the dinner table.
Best of all, you don’t even need to master magic. The Eta Clock is a new Kickstarter project from a startup called DC Creatives that works with a smartphone app to show you the locations of your friends and family members, using a fun, clock-style interface.
So basically, it’s a real, functional version of the Weasley family’s magical clock from the Harry Potter series. And — putting aside the fraught social issues of needing to know your family member’s locations — it’s kind of amazing that it exists.
While it’s worth pointing out that the Eta Clock is by no means the first to emulate the Weasley family’s tracking timepiece, it is the first product that is ostensibly being sold to consumers.
Unlike MMrsWeasley’s version, the Eta Clock relies on modern technology rather than actual sorcery to accomplish the job.
The Eta Clock isn’t your ordinary clock – it doesn’t tell time. Instead, it keeps you connected to those who matter most, exchanging time for location.
The Eta Clock tells you where the people in your life spend their time, with each hand representing a person in your connection circle and each segment of the clock face corresponding to a destination.
As the people in your life proceed throughout their day, the clock hands mimic their movements, travelling to and from destinations like “Work” and “Home.”
It’s time to upgrade our connected experiences, making the digital world tangible and human. Our connections with those who matter most should manifest in the physical world and feel personal.
As inventors and technologists, our mission is to bring modern technology into the homes of everyone with a human-centric approach to connected devices. As craftsmen and artisans, we believe that experience should be beautiful.
The features of Eta Clock includes:
- See where your favourite five people are at any given time
- Lets you set up known locations, like your workplace or the nearest hospital
- Made from beautiful wood, with a different colour hand for each person
Here is the Video of ETA clock if you want to check it out.
There is one other quibble I have with the Eta Clock: much like its magical counterpart from J.K. Rowling’s books, it doesn’t seem capable of telling you the time.
The company hopes to ship the finished products in July 2018, which is something to note as a possible concern given how far away that ship date is, along with the company’s relatively unfounded experience when it comes to shipping hardware products.
As is always the case with crowdfunded gadgets, use your best judgement before backing. Well the Eta Clock is certainly worth the value, isn’t it? Do REPLY down your opinions below.