Friday, January 18, 2008

Assignment 0: How do you use this thing?

Hmmm... So now, this IS a clock... I've blocked out the brand of the producer of this clock in case just in case i'm sued by the company or being penalized for publicity.

If you turn it around, you will notice that there's no way you could set the time or date or alarm or whatsoever ALTHOUGH all these functions exists. There's no instructions in the box where this clock came in. It took me some time before i managed to "break it apart"...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh........... So this, is how i use the clock eh? You got to press in the round cover and then twist it anti-clockwise in order to open it. I didn't guess it at first because by pressing the round cover, the backlight, which allows you to see the time in dark, will light up!! I didn't expect a button to be able to twist and open up!! Buttons are supposed to afford pushing not twisting!!

Testers' Reaction:
Mom -
Reaction: "I don't know how to use. Go and ask Papa."
Impression: "No i don't like this brand don't use it loh"

Dad -
Reaction: ".......... What is this?"
Impression: "I think I buy those $3 no brand one better than this."

Michael -
Reaction: "Hahaha... This one for me to kick one la!"
Impression: "I tell you la, you wait for me go invent a Michael brand sure better than this 100 times...

Baby cousin - Did not say anything at all but she's the only one who could opened it. She put it on the ground and kicked the "ball" and it cracked open...

I feel that although the clock looks good outside, the operation of the clock is not very good at all. The producer could at the very least add a user manual in the box which comes with it. Else 2 tiny buttons could be added to the "legs" or base of the clock. I'm sure it wont affect the appearance much.

However looking at the other side of the story, the user only needs to set the time once when he/she first got it. Thus it wont affect the usability of the clock. The only problem left is the setting of the alarm. Since I'm always using my mobile phone as my alarm clock, there wont be any problems at all!!! Yeah!!

In conclusion, this little clock looks cool and cute and the appearance is no doubt not that bad at all, however given a choice, I would NEVER get it ever again!!! Haha...

1 comment:

sid khandelwal said...

actually these clocks and watches are of Chinese made and you cant expect anything better from them except being light on the pocket

"good attempt"