Sunday, October 16, 2011

Think Geek Moshi Review


ThinkGeek started as an idea. A simple idea to create and sell stuff that would appeal to the thousands of people out there who were on the front line and in the trenches as the Internet was forged. ThinkGeek started as a way to serve a market that was passionate about technology, from programmers, engineers, students, lovers of open source, to the masses that helped create the behind-the-scenes Internet culture.
Three out of the four founding ThinkGeek members started an ISP in the Northern Virginia area way way back in 1995. We couldn't afford Solaris, learned about a free UNIX-like OS, and spent almost an entire day downloading it onto over 50 floppies for installation on an old 486 laptop with no cd-rom (thanks Slackware!). After a few years with the ISP gig, the ThinkGeek idea popped into our heads, and, operating out of a spare room at the ISP office we setup shop and launched the site on Friday the 13th, 1999...
A month or so later we were Slashdotted. Promptly thereafter, ThinkGeek was acquired by the good folks at Andover.Net who through an acquisition and a bunch of name changes, is now known as Geeknet. So we're part of a cool gaggle of sites including,,, and Pretty nice company to be amongst, eh? We're pretty proud of it!
All the founding members are still in town, and we've continued to grow our product line, expand our staff (including several canines) and enhance the way we interface with customers. Who would have thought...

Think Geek is a very awesome site, and I had tons of fun spending hours looking over all the items they offer. I do think my all time favorite is

Moshi Voice Activated Alarm Clock

The earliest known method of keeping time was to stare at the sun and glean the passage of the day by its position in the sky. Inaccurate and potentially blinding. A suboptimal solution. Other methods included sand through a narrow opening in a glass. More precise, but needed flipping every so often. Also suboptimal.
Soon there was the pendulum, then springs, then quartz oscillations, and eventually molecular oscillations. We've gotten more and more precise as time went on, but the method of reading the time remained the same - looking at numbers and/or hands and converting those visual cues to concepts of temporal movement. Heady stuff.
Now, many clocks will read you the time, so you don't have to read it yourself. It's certainly nifty, having a clock that can talk to you, but what if you could talk to your clock? By that we mean talk to it and have it understand you? We're not talking Star Trek, either.
Moshi is a new series of talking clocks that can also listen to you! Ask it what time it is, and it'll tell you! Tell it what time it is, and it'll set the clock! Ask it the temperature! Even change the color of the clock's face to match your color scheme! Just say "Hello, Moshi," and your clock is yours to command.
This Clock is awesome, there is nothing I hate more then having to set the clocks again when ever we lose power because you have to hold down the time button and then hour, and then minute buttons it drives me crazy, but not with Moshi...
All you have to say is " Hell Moshi" and then Moshi will respond " Welcome Command Please"
Moshi comes with quite a few commands such as
Set Time
Set Alarm
Today's Date
Night Light Sleep Sound
Turn Off Alarm
I do know that my husband and best friend find it so annoying because I love Moshi, and talk to it often. I do think that this alarm clock is a great step to show just how far technology really has come. and no matter what anyone says I absolutely love my Moshi and it was a welcomed addition to our house.



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