Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Philips AJL308 Alarm Clock Giveaway

Philips AJL308 Alarm ClockDo you ever kind of wonder where technology is taking us? Used to be you had a cell phone, personal organizer and camera and now you have gadgets that wrap all those services into one. I anticipate that somewhere in the not-so-distant future we're all going to have ipods that will not only play music and videos but will be fully equipped to shave our legs, remotely start our dishwashers and microwave a burrito for lunch.

This gadget is kind of like that--it does all sorts of things that you wouldn't normally expect a mere alarm clock to do. Somehow things have gone from letting a rooster do all the work to having this sleek little box that can hold pictures and music, acting as a digital picture frame, video, FM radio, MP3 player and tell the time.

This is the Philips AJL308 alarm clock and it has a 7-inch color LCD display screen like you see above but what you can't see is that it has a spot for a SD card so you can show a mini slideshow or play your favorite MP3 files. The alarm feature itself can be set to start out soft then grow in volume so you can wake up without the lightning bolt of a jolt most clocks give you.

All in all it's quite a cute little gadget that makes a fun toy for the gadget buff in your life (hey, maybe that's you!) There are a couple things that should be kept in mind though. First of all there isn't any memory in the unit itself so to have any pictures (.jpg files only) beyond the little generic photo you see displayed above you have to keep your SD card inserted. Pull it out and your pictures disappear and you're back to Fred and Wilma there.

Also, the picture quality on the frame isn't of the highest quality. The resolution is 480 X 234 which isn't spectacular. It's certainly good enough but don't expect the top of the line digital display you might be looking for in a expensive digital picture frame.

Finally, there isn't any place for a battery. You know what that means don't you? Yea, if the power goes out in the middle of the night all your information is lost and you're resetting everything in the morning--if you wake up in time.

But still with these minor issues it's a fun little gadget and it seems to be about the only one of its kind yet so to find all these features in one place is nice. Give it another year and Philips will probably come out with a unit that will also despense milk for your morning Cheerios.

Thank you to Philips Electronics which has given me one of these lovely all-in-one alarm clocks to give away to one of you fine people. Just think, at this time next week you could be waking up to the growing sounds of your favorite ABBA tunes and pictures of your kids scoring the winning soccer goal--good luck!

Here's how to win:

Before 12 am Monday go to the giveaway entry form on this page and enter your name and email. I will pick one of the names at random, contact the winner via their email and publish the winner's first name and home town in next Tuesday's post. See the bottom of the entry form for more details.

I'm sorry but this giveaway is only open to U.S. readers.

Sponsored by Pak Naks--Back to school time is nearly here and these will send them back with cuteness.

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83 comments:

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great clock! Thanks for bringing the opportunity our way.

Melanie said...

I love your give aways, they are always so cool.

patty w said...

Oh my.. I kinda like this! I can see several uses for it. Even to take along in the camper. (and I owe hubby a Fathers Day gift!)

Thanks for such a great blog, Michelle!

Just.Me said...

Sweet! I love it. Sign me up.

Ron said...

This looks like a fabulous device.

Anonymous said...

I would love this clock for my hubby!! Looks wonderful...

Leslie said...

Right now, I use my cell phone as my alarm clock. I'd love to win this!!

Anonymous said...

Great prize

John Deal said...

I really like the idea of the alarm starting soft and the progressing to the required noise level.(Even though what I usually need is a good bone-rattling jolt.)

Margaret Lee said...

Really nice prize. I would love to win.

Julie Hendrix said...

Hi,
My oldest Son Brandon will be 21 on Aug. 1st and I think this would be a great gift for his new independence into Adulthood. He just started a new job and I don't want him to only depend on his cell phone alarm. Thank-you
contact:balls32789@yahoo.com

kblover said...

I need this so much. I would give this to my husband who has a horrible clock and gets up late alot of the time

Charity said...

I would love to win this.

Sue said...

Hi Michelle,
Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Mselicha 3

Champlain NY

gotany7s said...

finally an alarm worth waking up too. kcebaicirt@yahoo.com

valerie said...

Love it, really a cool clock to wake up to

valerie said...

Love it, really a cool clock to wake up to

LeRoy said...

would love to have this clock

Cuddle Cottage said...

I love your reviews - always refreshingly honest:)

b-me said...

This sounds like a fun gadget to replace my ancient alarm clock -- how often does anyone "need" a new one anyway!? Thanks for a great contest!

sphinx63 said...

Wow, would love a clock that was an mp3 player, too! Thanks!

juedy said...

If this is simple to 'set', I'd love to have it.

Anonymous said...

My clock gets 2 min. ahead of itself each day. :(

Daisy said...

Phillips is a reliable brand, too. It's likely to be a great prize!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have this clock. Philips is very reputable, so it must be great.

Steven said...

I would love to win this clock.

Anonymous said...

WOW, THIS IS NEAT CLOCK --HOPE I WIN IT!!

3 Crazy Boys said...

My husband needs one, desparately! Help!! :)

Octamom said...

Found your site through RocksinMyDryer's twitter about meeting you at BlogHer--so enjoying your site. Looks like a very fun clock--might even make waking up a little less painful!

Blessings!

kananee said...

This is totally cool! This would be great to wake up to!

rfantom said...

I would love to win this. Please enter me.

ronald said...

please please please me

Anonymous said...

Very cool clock! Thanks for having this great giveaway!

Sheila
skkorman@bellsouth.net

jubilee said...

Totally cool and I don't even mind that it needs plugging in!

manateematt said...

That is great! I've haven't seen this before. Cool gadget.

Momma Roar said...

Oh how I could use one of these!!

Minute said...

Looks like a great clock.

Anonymous said...

great clock,
w_wilson7@msn.com

tutugirl said...

I'm so living in the 80's with my alarm clock. I would love to get a little more hip.

GreenJeanne said...

I would love this. What better way to wake up than with pictures of your loved ones!.

Wendy said...

I would like to be entered for this clock! Thanks:)

wesnlani at gmail dot com

kat said...

I could use a new clock since I have been using the same one since 1976. enter my name in the drawing

Joseph said...

Great blog! Lots of useful information, thanks. I'd love a real Alarm clock, I've been using my cell phone for years and it's not that dependable especially when the battery goes dead during the middle of the night, Late yet again for work! UGH!

josephboltz@yahoo.com

Motherhood for Dummies said...

hey yea, sign me up!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win that clock; I could use it for my son.

gieferj@gmail.com

danimal said...

Looks like a fun gadget.

Anonymous said...

Your giveaways are great

m&n said...

I love it! Enter me.

Tamara said...

What a sleek looking clock. Would really love to win this. Thank-you for sponsoring this contest.

Ken G. said...

Tick tock, Tick tock
A contest I wont loose
What a great clock
To hit the "Snooze"

SpursGerm said...

That is a cool looking clock

Nicole said...

Sweet! I've never seen this before...which isnt saying much. But looks very handy. Thanks for offering a great giveaway...! (Nice to meet you at BlogHer! ;))

Jessica Verdin said...

Please enter me. I could really use this!
jayver@bellsouth.net

Barbara said...

Love new gadgets!

Amanda Barrett said...

I would love this! Great!

Amanda Barrett said...

I would love this! Great! My email is abarrett005@cfl.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Great Blog - Great site - Great clock !

JOYVEN said...

would like this

kerri69 said...

i need a new alarm clock so i wont be late for work no more

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Lots of gadgetty goodness going on over here lately. =)

Heather M. said...

I really need a new alarm clock. This one looks great.
Thanks

Cary G said...

Cool! Count me it!

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Carolyn said...

Great giveaway! That clock would come in handy on my travels!

Carolyn
ceimusic@aol.com

Elisa Perkins said...

Nice clock!

woobyjjm at yahoo dot com

justin said...

this is a cool giveaway as my clock
is in the recycle bin

Chris said...

Awesome...sign me up :)

yvonne said...

Great clock!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the great sweepstake and the great prize

conanan2006@yahoo.com

littlelatina said...

great

phoebejl said...

I could use a new alarm clock. This one looks really great. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I need an loud alarm clock for my 14 year old granddaughter who sleeps til noon!

Anonymous said...

I need an alarm clock.

Kathy Yohanna
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

supermax said...

Enter me

inimyaudi said...

i've had the same alrm clock since college and it's just as hard to get out of bed as it was back then. perhaps i need a new alrm clock.

lsl_53 said...

How sleek this looks!! This would be fabulous to win!!
:D :D :D

David said...

Great giveaway. Maybe I can keep my boss off my back for being late.

hawaiijack said...

great prize, again!

shjajo said...

a person just can't have too many
clocks around the house. Please enter me!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a new-fangled technology wonder. It would be a nice way to begin my day.

coriwestphal said...

I can't believe I almost missed this one! Thanks for the great contest!

bavaria said...

no more excuses for oversleeping ;)

quitecontrary1977 said...

my husband needs something to wakw him up. Our alarm hasn't gone off the last couple days.My husband has been late for work twice now!