Ambient Devices has a new product out this week: an alarm clock that gives you a constantly updated, real-time weather report. The device also has its own email address and can receive emails up to 140 characters long, so you can have calendar reminders sent to your alarm clock or sign it up to receive school closure notifications. Ambient has its own little piece of the radio spectrum, so its devices can receive constantly-updated information without being connected to the Internet; its most popular product is a baseball team tracker.
But these cool features aren't cheap. The device costs $179. Only the first 20 emails are free—after that they cost 20 cents each. This gadget could make a great Mother's Day or Father's Day gift. But if all you really need is a halfway decent alarm clock, you should probably look elsewhere. Buy it here or here.