Friday, May 1, 2015

The haptic way of telling the time

Now I can tell the time without having to disturb anyone. That is, I do not have to have my i device announce it to me nor do I need to press a button to hear a synthesized voice tell me. Nor do I need to click open a Braille watch to find out what time it is.

About two years ago I bought a very nifty little gadget that I now use to keep me informed of the time. It is shaped like a small shell and there are 3 tiny buttons that are shaped like pin heads. The topmost one tells you the hour, the middle one tells you the minutes in units of tens, and the bottom button tells you in terms of single digits.

When you press any of the buttons vibrations tell you what is going on and in this way no one can hear what you are feeling on your fingers. This is a nifty little gadget that is the brain child of a Swiss manufacturer. So now I can now tell the time without anyone knowing that I am doing it.

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