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Unique Clock With E-ink Display In Blister Case Can Go On For 2 Years

Here’s avant-garde wall clock for those who desire for an unusual and high-tech look. Called E-blister, designed by Russia-born designer Vadim Kibardin of KIBARDIN Design, it is the last timepiece in KIBARDIN Design’s 3D digital skeleton clock collection. What captures us is not just the avant-garde design; it is the battery life. Man, this thing can go on for more than two years before the CR2032 coin battery needs replacing. Something unheard of in the quartz clock world. Continue reading Unique Clock With E-ink Display In Blister Case Can Go On For 2 Years

Sensorwake Wants You To Wake Up To The Scent Of The Beach

Waking up while holidaying at some exotic beach resort is never as dreadful as waking up at home, knowing that it is time to drag your dead weight to work. But with Sensorwake Trio, the first tri-sense alarm clock, you can fool yourself into thinking that you are waking to a beautiful beach side resort. With this novel alarm clock, you’d be rousing from your slumber to the smell of sea breeze, the soft light of a raising sun, and a gentle melody. Continue reading Sensorwake Wants You To Wake Up To The Scent Of The Beach

Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

In this smartphone age, there is hardly the need for a clock. Personally, I don’t even wear anything on the wrist if not for the fitness tracker I am committed to use to track my lazy ass. But somewhere, somehow, somebody managed to come out with certain clocks that make certain people unable to say no to a clock. The Game Boy Alarm Clock is just one of those clocks and its target market? Consumers like me who grew up with Game Boy and to a larger extend, Nintendo. At this point, we probably don’t see the need to even tell you what it is. Continue reading Game Boy Alarm Clock Wakes You Up To The Tune Of Super Mario Land In 8-bit

This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

You need a clock and you need some sort of survival kit in your home for peace of mind. With that in mind, you can either get a sleek clock and a separate survival kit, or you could look to KGC Life Clock Disaster Preparation Clock Kit as a (stylish) two-in-one solution. Designed by Seoul-based industrial design studio, SWNA (formerly SWBK), Life Clock is both a minimalist clock and also a survival kit. In short, Life Clock is a functional time-telling device that could also save your life in time of a disaster. The obvious boon about this is, you have the kit right in plain sight while not actually being an eyesore. Seriously, we can’t see how is it not brilliant. Continue reading This Minimalistic Clock Is Also Your Handy Emergency Preparedness Kit

Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

If like your clock to pop and fun at the same time, well then, you gotta check out the Aria Balloon Clock conceived by Seoul-based industrial design studio Heart Storming Design. As the product name suggests, the clock is inspired by fun, playful characteristics of Mylar foil balloons. What’s brilliant about this clock is the clever use of the natural wrinkles found on the balloon as the hour markers. The ‘inflated’ clear bubble that represents one side of the balloon serves as an attractive ‘cover’ to the clock, opening up an unhindered view to the oversized hour and minute hands even from afar. I must say, that’s an absolutely refreshing change to the norm where clocks are usually are flat in design no matter what forms they took on. Continue reading Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

MB&F, AKA Maximilian Busser and Friends, has come a long way. It has progressed from making exotic watches to, in recent years, exquisite clocks that were pretty much out of this world. The Octopod is the luxury watch brand’s latest table clock that will leave sci-fi fans drooling all over. Assuming the form of a robotic octopus (hence, Octopod), the Octopod was a co-creation with L’Epée 1839 and features deep sea technology like the bathysphere (that’s a deep sea, spherical submersible, if you don’t already know) inspired by the late eighties sci-fi/horror flick, The Abyss (1989, 20th Century Fox) and it boasts no less than 468 fine-finished components behind the newly developed eight-day movement by L’Epée 1839 that makes it ticks. Impressive. Continue reading MB&F’s Octopus-inspired Table Clock Is Really More Akin To A Robotic Spider

The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

As if cuckoo clock itself isn’t spooky enough, the guys at Bradford Exchange has made it even more spookier with an iteration based on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. So, yeah. What you have here is a Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas cuckoo clock, officially licensed, of course, and you know what I think? I think the marriage between the celebrated creepy animation and cuckoo clock is a match made in the deepest pit of hell. Which means, it made for the perfect addition to your Halloween decor. I see no other way of recreating a spookier atmosphere than having a clock playing back This is Halloween, accompanied by Zero, Jack’s faithful ghost dog, popping in and out of the doors atop of the Town Hall at every strike of the hour. Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas Cuckoo Clock Is One For The Halloween

Look Ma, No Hands: The Light Clock Tells Time With 120 LEDs

Don’t worry. The Light Clock does not rely on the sun to tell time. In fact, it is the opposite. It has no hands, no dial or whatsoever. Instead, it uses 120 individual LEDs, each with the ability to display over 16 million colors, to shed light on the time, like literally. This is how it works: to create the essential hour and minute hands, The Light Clock projects two different colors of light. You have the call in deciding what color goes to the hour and minute. The lights emitted form two segments on the clock’s circumference and on the wall, thus allowing you to tell the time. Continue reading Look Ma, No Hands: The Light Clock Tells Time With 120 LEDs

You Can Snooze the Retro Alarm Clock Radio’s Alarm by Waving Over it

We are way into 2015 and as far as being futuristic is concerned, we are far from it, but there is at least one item you could own that would help inch closer to a high-tech, futuristic living and that’s the Retro Alarm Clock Radio by Electrohome. While digital display clad in a retro design looks seemingly today, gesture control to activate the night light and to snooze the alarm does sound a little more, well, futuristic, if not by a lot. Inspired by dual bell-equipped retro clock, Retro Alarm Clock Radio has a pair of LED lights where the bell ringers supposed to be. These lights serve as a handy nightlight, which you can turn on and off just by waving over the clock. The same gesture can also use to activate the snooze feature for times when you need an extra five minutes. Continue reading You Can Snooze the Retro Alarm Clock Radio’s Alarm by Waving Over it

MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time

Nixie tubes, aka cold cathode displays, were what folks use when LCD and LED haven’t been invented. Much like incandescent bulbs, they are beautiful, but not quite efficient. Despite so, we have seen them put to good use in clocks even till today. You can even DIY one yourself if you want to, but nothing will be comparable to what MB&F and Frank Buchwald has came up with: the MB&F Nixie Machine. So what the heck is a Nixie Machine? Well, its an pretty over-the-top clock that uses Nixie tubes to present you with hours, minutes, and seconds, or day, month, and year in date mode. So, yes. It is a clock, which is somewhat related to what’s MB&F is doing. At least, it is closer relation to its field than a music box, right? Anywho, that’s what set this forward thinking luxury timepiece maker apart from its competitions: It has the spirit of innovations and has no qualms in taking on projects outside of its comfort zone. Continue reading MB&F Has a Clock That Uses Soviet-made Nixie Tubes to Tell Time