What do you get the techie who has everything? Well Twitter has come up with the answer - #Flock. This cuckoo clock is the perfect blend of old and new world technology. First it’s a clock – it tells the time and presumably, like any good cuckoo clock, has some entertaining song and dance that marks the hour. However, it’s also a Twitter device – keeping its owner informed of new followers, retweets and replies.
Photos released today (19 April) show the clock as a series of wooden houses containing the all important family of cuckoos that come out and ‘tweet’ to you new Twitter alerts.
Twitter UK has worked with London design consultancy Berg on the product. In addition to the photos, a video has also been released describing the inspiration behind the clock and how it was developed.
According to reports, Twitter is giving the #Flock away for free. However, only a limited number of cuckoo clocks are being produced and these are being presented to “very special people”. For Twitter, that means companies and people who “push creative boundaries” so if you know any big name celebs who are not only prolific Tweeters but also have a huge number of Twitter followers or someone in the tech industry, that might be your only chance to have a look at one of these babies up close.
There’s no word yet from Twitter about whether they plan to put the #Flock into mass production and have it available to the general public, but going off the video, it would appear unlikely.
Would you want to own a clock like this? How would you feel knowing your housemates could hear your Twitter activity? Let us know your thoughts below.