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Get this insanely cool Sharper Image Word Clock for $21

Regular clocks are boring. This one tells time by illuminating words. Plus: Discount Lego kits for your bored kids.


If you don't agree this is the coolest thing ever, I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. (Aw, who am I kidding, I could never quit you!)

Sharper Image

I love interesting clocks. Recently, for example, I repurposed an old Amazon Fire tablet as a full-time Literature Clock, and I couldn't be happier with it.

Needless to say, I'm all over this deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Sharper Image Light Up Electronic Word Clock for $20.99. That's for the copper version; it's also available in black for about the same price. Sharper Image proper originally sold this for $80.

As you can see in the photo, the clock has a bunch of words mashed together. Every five minutes, a new set of them lights up. Thus, you might see "It is ten minutes past twelve" or "It is two o'clock." 

It's not a huge clock, however, measuring just 7.75 inches square. And of course it requires AC power, meaning it might be a bit challenging to mount on a wall.

Don't care. Want, want, want. It has a 4.5-star average rating from over 800 buyers and what I consider to be a very reasonable price.

Your thoughts?

Kids out of school? Keep them busy with these discounted Lego kits


Save $10 on this Lego Star Wars AT-ST kit.


Earlier today I rounded up some free entertainment options to keep you busy during all this coronavirus madness. But while some of these options are good for kids, not all of them are -- and no doubt you'd like to lower their screen time, not increase it.

For pure creativity, it's hard to beat Lego -- but, yeesh, those kits are expensive. Thankfully, for a limited time, Walmart has dozens of Lego kits on sale.

The discounts range from 20%-25%. So, for example, you can get the 562-piece Lego Minecraft The Illager Raid for $47.99 (regular price $59.99) and 300-piece Disney Frozen II Elsa's Jewelry Box Creation for $32 (regularly $39.99).

Lego stuff doesn't go on sale very often, so if you're looking for home-from-school activities for the kids, this might be a good time to stock up.

This article was published previously. 

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