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Got a Disney fan in your life? Want to get a jump on your holiday gift shopping? That's a double "yes" for most of us. Well, Amazon's here to help on both fronts: It's now got the Echo Wall Clock: Disney Mickey Mouse Edition for just $38 (down from$50). Here's your chance to show your love for the Disneyphile in your life, while also keeping them delighted, organized and more importantly, on time (see, there's something in it for you too!).
The device features the iconic Mickey on a 10-inch wall clock, while his cute little hands are used as the clock’s hour and minute hands. Plus, since it’s Alexa-enabled, it pairs easily with every Echo device—including Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show 5 and much more. (Note: In order to work properly, the clock needs to be paired to an Echo device.)
Here’s how it works: Once you sync it to your home’s Wi-Fi network via the Alexa app on your smartphone, just say “Alexa, set up my Echo Wall Clock.” And that’s it! The Echo Wall Clock: Disney Mickey Mouse Edition will set to the correct time. And oh yeah: It'll automatically adjust for daylight savings time.
“For us, this clock was the easiest setup ever,” added a delighted shopper. “Took it out of the box, put batteries in and told our Echo to set up the wall clock. The hands started moving and within about 30 seconds the time was set.”
The smart wall clock also doubles as a digital kitchen timer with 60 red LED lights to show you one or more set timers. It’s perfect for pulling together those big family meals...you know, like at holiday time, wink, wink.
Want something a little more classic? Amazon also has a traditional black and silver Echo Wall Clock on sale for just $29. It can do everything the Disney Mickey Mouse Edition can do, without the irrepressible rodent on its clockface. But if you ask us, Mickey’s just way too cute to pass up.
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