Unitasker Wednesday: The StockCast

StockCastDo you like to keep your eye on the stock market? Well, how about picking up the StockCast Wireless Stock Market Tracker? The StockCast may take up a bit of extra space on your desk, but how else are you going to keep track of the Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500? That information is nearly impossible to come by these days.

Wireless stock market tracker delivers updated information for the DOW, NASDAQ and S&P 500. Get daily stock market activity wirelessly, with updates every 15 minutes from the Ambient wireless network—no PC, wires or subscription needed. Easy-to-read numbers and icons clearly show market gains and losses. Built-in, self-setting clock provides amazingly accurate time. Display on desk, table, refrigerator or other metal surface (stand and magnet included). Uses 3 AAA batteries (not included).

Now if you can come up with a better way than The StockCast to keep track of the stock market, I’m all ears.

**Unitasker Wednesday posts humorously poke fun at the single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

12 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: The StockCast”

  1. posted by zacman on

    does this really qualify as a “unitasker”? i mean, it gives stock quotes AND “provides amazingly accurate time”. i’ve never been amazed by the accuracy of a clock, but maybe now’s the time…

  2. posted by Sylvia on

    Oh. My. God. This is what I have been looking for! LOL

  3. posted by Luis Fernando on

    I disagree with the classification of this as a unitasker. It fulfills no need and performs no real task. This is a NON-tasker.

    Now, if you’re going to go Brookstone, be prepared: lots of posts and perhaps a lawyer on retainer.

  4. posted by Susan on

    Actually, this would come in handy for someone I know who is neurotic about checking the market and has to turn on the TV or log into the internet several times a day to stay on top of it. If he could just glance at this thing on the desk or mouted on the fridge, it would actually save time and probably electricity as well.

  5. posted by Denise on

    You can track the market for free on your (computer) desktop with Yahoo Widgets (and there are probably dozens of other free sites you can do this on) – not only does this thing add to the desk clutter, but costs money and uses batteries too! I love your Unitaskers – check out this link: A gadget to remove egg shells from your boiled egg!

  6. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Denise — That egg shell remover is hysterical! Thank you for that laugh 🙂

  7. posted by Katie on

    Things like this make me feel so better about owning one piddling little monogrammed steak brand.

  8. posted by John of Indiana on

    Everyone I know who’s “into” the Market leaves a boobtoob tuned to CNBC or Bloomberg…
    Brookstone is Nature’s way of telling you you have too much money…:)

  9. posted by disconnect on

    Dear Brookstone Dot Com,

    The 80’s called, they want their future tech back.


  10. posted by Joe on

    I own the Ambient 7-Day Weather Forecaster, and I thoroughly enjoy having it around. I find myself referring to it multiple times daily – to quickly calculate what to wear before leaving the house and to make weather-related decisions on the fly. Plus, this is a beautifully-designed machine. I love the iconography.

    Yes, weather (and stock) information are available almost everywhere else, but so is the time – and yet, we all own clocks.

  11. posted by Alex on

    Lovely, but it makes the assumption that you make enough money to pay your bills, save for sending the kids to college, AND have money left over to buy stocks.

    Maybe if it could track the mutual funds in my ever-shrinking 401K…

  12. posted by Thomas Shawn on

    Actually, I watch the market extremely closely but my company has imposed a draconian policy on internet usage. This is the exact item I have been looking for which till help me. If the market is within a normal range or going in an expected direction then I can avoid logging on to my account.

    From an ethical perspective, this keep me working which is what my job is paying me for and I don’t waste any time logging on to see that the market is going nowhere (which is 68% of the time.)

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