Seen on Saturday morning: March 8th

March 8, 2008 2:50:18 PM PST
SPRING FORWARD, HOME AND HOUSE WARES SHOW and PARTY TECH-----SPRING FORWARD-----

If you're a little more tired than usual this morning, we understand. We lost an hour of sleep overnight due to daylight saving time.

Families and businesses alike are springing their clocks and watches ahead one hour.

With that, why not consider how to make your watch part of your personal style--- a concept known as watch wardrobing. Joining us this morning is style expert, Jen Jones.

1) Tourneau SeaPearl $550.00
2) Guess Black Tie $ 95.00
3) Swiss Army Convoy $ 225.00
4) ESQ Octane Digital/Analog $ 250.00
5) Skagen Classic Oval Two-Tone Mesh $ 105.00
6) Tissot Ladies T-Wave $ 295.00
7) Calvin Klein Women's Minimal $ 230.00
8) Casio Baby-G $79.00
9) Tourneau Lady Safari $595.00

Daylight Saving Time Factoids We Can Share:

  • Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii and Arizona.
  • Not only is Indiana split between two time zones, prior to April 2006 only some parts of the state observed Daylight Saving Time while the majority did not.
  • Although most people feel the word savings with an "s" flows more pleasantly off the tongue, the official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time.
  • The idea of daylight saving was first conceived in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin in "An Economical Project"- his humorous essay on the thrift of natural vs. artificial lighting. Over two centuries later, many nations use a variation of his concept to conserve energy & more fully enjoy the benefits of daylight.
  • Daylight Saving Time was first used in many European countries and then in the United States during World War I in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power.
  • More than one billion people in about 70 countries around the world observe Daylight Saving Time. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving.

    For more information, visit at www.tourneau.com

    -----HOME AND HOUSE WARES SHOW-----

    A preview like no other - The International Home and Housewares Show is just about a week away in Chicago. It's not open to the public, but we managed to get some of the products here. Joining us this morning with a preview is home and lifestyle expert, Sissy Biggers.

    The International Home & Housewares Show is the biggest marketplace in the world, showcasing thousands of new products, attracting 60,000 buyers and over 2,100 exhibitors from more than 30 countries.

    Included are:

    1. Singer Curvy Sewing Machine - Around $400 www.singer.com. The new SwiftSmart Threading system combines a digital Threading system with a one touch needle threader. With the drop-in the two challenges sewers say they face are gone: Threading the needle and threading the bobbin.

    2. HoMedics Shiatsu Pillow with Heat (heat glows red) -- Around $40 www.homedics.com

    3. Hamilton Beach Open Station Multi Opener - the solution for hard-to-open containers including hard-plastic packaging (known as clamshells) -- Around $35 www.hamiltonbeach.com

    4. Trend of companies going green -- First Alert's smoke and CO alarm packaging will switch to more eco-friendly packaging. (We will have opened this package with the Hamilton Beach Opener). They also have an update on their fire extinguisher in a spray can. Around $15 www.firstalert.com

    5. O-Cedar Pro-Scrub Sponge Roller Mop - Great two-in-one product: grooved sponge with an all-purpose scrub brush to make deep-cleaning hard surfaces easier Around $13 www.ocedar.com

    6. ClearSounds Talk500 Phone - Boomers are getting older. Along with reading glasses, we need a little help with ears. This phone has amplified sound and tone along with Talking Caller ID and other cool features. Around $120 www.clearsounds.com

    -----PARTY TECH-----

    A get-together with friends gone high-tech. Joining us this morning with some party must- haves is executive editor of Switched.com, Tom Samiljan.

  • iTube- iPod Lava Lamp
  • RC Beer Cooler - Remote-controlled robot-cooler that can wheel itself around a party and deliver beers to people.
  • Epson PictureMate Dash - Mini Printer to Print instant Images of Party Pics (small enough to bring to the party with you)
  • Eye-Fi - Wireless Memory Card that automatically uploads images from a camera to your favorite picture sharing site
  • Rock Band - Rock band instrument multiplayer karaoke game. Get up to four players simulating rock instrument parts, or play others online. Addictive and accessible for anyone
  • Grifin evolve - Wireless iPod Speaker System
  • The Vesta Life Ladybug (portable speaker system) - big with celebs. www.vesta-life.com.

    About Switched.com Switched.com, part of AOL News , provides consumer friendly technology news and information for the mainstream public. The site features breaking news, gossip, buying guides and advice about cell phones, digital cameras, music players, computers, games and more. The site also offers celebrity interviews, editor's picks and other features, all delivered in a consumer-friendly blog format.


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