A roundup of new products and servicesHoroscope...


January 07, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

A roundup of new products and services

Horoscope Time

Wondering what the new year will bring? With the new Talking Horoscope Clock from Spartus Corp., you can find out first thing each morning. The digital alarm clock, which features a silver crescent moon and a golden sun balanced on top of a gold-colored pyramid, reveals up to two personalized daily horoscope readings. The clock, which retails for $49.95, is available at Caldor, Wal-Mart and Best, or can be ordered through the Home Shopping Network by calling (800) 284-3100.

Calling Card

For anyone who wants to make a different business impression in 1996, Tobias Associates has a new kind of business card holder. The outside of the 4 1/2-inch-by-3-inch card holder reads: "When you're looking for the best ..." The inside cover reads: "Give me a ring!" The shiny black holder accepts any standard business card. The real twist here is that when the recipient opens the card holder, it rings like a telephone. To order the Little Black Card That Rings, call (800) 408-6242. Prices are $3 for one holder, $17.95 for six. Shipping and handling are extra.

An Original Organizer

Now even your kids can get organized in the new year with the help of the Skyshapers Amazing Sky Book. This interactive organizer and day planner was created exclusively to help children ages 5-12 keep track of homework assignments, set long- and short-term goals and build healthy habits. Designed as a Filofax-type binder, Sky Book has more than 800 pages and 100 Skyshaper stickers. It comes in a colorful carrying case called Sky Pak, which also includes a Skyshapers magazine, Sky Trackin' Game Cards, which reinforce organizational principles, an audio cassette, a poster and a parent's guide. Call (800) SKYSHAPERS to order the $29.95 organizer. Shipping is extra.

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