Andi Kleen's blog

Tilting at windmills and other endeavors

The Korean Tamagotchi

with 2 comments

My Samsung mobile dumb phone has the annoying tendency to complain in the middle of the night when it runs out of battery. For some reason this always happens in the middle of the night and already has woken me up several times. The alarm happens multiple times, so if you don’t give it its juice on time it’ll wake you up later again. It’s a bit like a small kid or a Tamagotchi (are they actually still used?).

It’s very annoying. It’s interesting to think how to designers could have avoided the problem. Check the current time zone and do battery alarms in a few hours in advance during normal waking hours?

Written by therapsid

January 12th, 2011 at 10:16 am

Posted in ergonomics,rants