Motion-Activated Alarm Keeps Wrapped Gifts a Secret

Once you officially make the switch from child to parent, the holidays suddenly become a remarkably stressful time of year. There's decorating, shopping, baking, socializing, and of course keeping a watchful eye on presents so your kids don't figure out what's under that wrapping paper—a task made considerably easier… » 11/07/13 6:20pm 11/07/13 6:20pm

This Personal Alarm Weaponizes Your House Key

A self-defense course will teach you how to use your keys as a weapon, but in practice, when you're under attack and panicking, protecting yourself with a keyring isn't as easy as it sounds. So the Hit, from Unikia, combines a loud audible panic alarm with a pop-up holder that turns a key into a switchblade that's… » 7/18/13 3:20pm 7/18/13 3:20pm

Old-Fashioned Bell Accessory Guarantees You'll Never Sleep Through Your…

The bedside alarm clock is just one of many devices made obsolete by smartphones. But with their puny speakers it's not impossible to sleep through a phone's alarm. Unless you've got this questionable iBell Mini accessory that merges tried and tested old-fashioned alarm clock technology with new. » 10/02/12 5:00pm 10/02/12 5:00pm

This Is the Alarm Clock Droid You're Looking For (At a Price You…

This isn't the first R2-D2-themed alarm clock to grace these pages, but serious collectors (and serious sleepers) might want to take note of this iteration. Made from the highly detailed and accurate moulds used to churn out R2-D2 plastic models, this astromech alarm clock plays a symphony of Star Wars themes and… » 8/27/12 2:00pm 8/27/12 2:00pm

Protect Your Home Like a Top Secret Government Facility With a Sweeping…

A home alarm system will automatically call the police in the event of a break-in, but by the time officers arrive, the intruders may have already taken your valuables. So this laser security system serves as an additional visual deterrent that your home is as protected as the most secure government facility. » 7/28/12 9:00am 7/28/12 9:00am

What Happens When You Set Off Every Car Alarm in a Parking Lot at Once?

What would you do if you were in some random parking lot—Lowe's, let's say—and all of a sudden dozens of car alarms started going off at once? Would you shrug it off like the dead-to-everything city dweller you are? Maybe duck and run and wet yourself because Galactus is obviously coming to devour our planet? Improv… » 6/04/12 10:40am 6/04/12 10:40am

iPhone Alarms Not Working Right Now, Here's How to Fix it

Uh, if your iPhone alarm failed to wake you up this morning it wasn't because you got too wild last night. No, it's actually your iPhone's fault. Apparently, one time alarms just aren't working for the iPhone in this new year. Seriously. I repeat: Alarms set for one time use WILL NOT go off as planned. The current… » 1/01/11 8:43am 1/01/11 8:43am