"We have a passion for the peculiar" notes the intro video for Build It.
Indeed, the Smart Cuckoo Clock represents Amazon's second stab at wall-mounted smart time-keeping following the debut of the Echo Wall Clock in a time before lockdowns made clockwatching a popular pastime.
Compared to that businesslike effort, the Cuckoo Clock is appropriately more ornate although both its facade and feature set are streamlined: you can use it to have Alexa set alarms and timers. Its alarm sounds can be customized and its pendulum can be removed, but, unlike with other bird-focused devices, you're stuck with only one post-modern representation as your hourly herald.
The Smart Cuckoo Clock is available for $79 $99 after preorder) and has attracted 47% of the goal it must meet by March 19, 2021.