WidgetStation, a true desktop companion
Having an alarm clock by your bedside is so passe, and times have certainly changed to give you many more options. One of such options include the WidgetStation, a gadget that has been picked to participate in the CES award roll by winning the Design & Engineering Showcase Honors 2007. Other than the fact that it would look extremely nice in any bedroom, what exactly does the WidgetStation do, you ask? Well, the WidgetStation is a multi-functional device that contains many widgets that transfers relevant information to the display based on your preference.
Of course, all of this requires an Internet connection (broadband, please) to get things going. For instance, you will be able to get the time of your current time zone courtesy of an atomic clock, along with time zones of other countries for those who are far away from home. It is even capable of showing the time, holidays, and summertime by country. In addition, the WidgetStation can play MP3 or MIDI files to wake you up from your slumber. As with any other widget, it can be customized by users according to their preference.
Other interesting functions include real time weather forecasting and information widgets that come in handy, streaming in RSS feeds so that you can catch up on short news bits, listen to your favorite Internet radio station, check up on how your investments are doing on Wall Street, and even set up a photo slideshow! The WidgetStation will be powered by an ARM9 S3C2410(A) processor. No idea on how much it will cost, but you ought to be able to find the WidgetStation on store shelves early next year onwards.