Have you ever looked at a digital clock and thought, "I hate numbers?" Well, if you have or you're just looking or a little bit of a change of pace, then do we have something to show you. It's called the QLOCKTWO, and it's a modern-day great piece of tech. Instead of showing those bland numbers like so many other time pieces around the world, the QLOCKTWO utilizes a stainless steel face to hide away a wooden box that holds LEDs and all sorts of circuitry to get its message across. But there might be some fine details that could sway your decision one way or another, so take a peek.
Now, it's Bang & Olufsen time, so please suspend all disbelief and reset your "it's how much?!" shock reaction. The Danish company has unveiled its latest product, and we've a feeling Alyson Hannigan would approve. The BeoTime alarm clock best resembles a flute, but is actually a way to not only get you up in the morning but to control your house full of expensive B&O A/V equipment.
When you're facing down an inbox full of press releases and an empty frontpage, the prospect of pausing time sounds like a tempting one. Artist Ryan Harc can't quite offer mastery over the aging process, but if you're of the opinion that what you haven't seen can't hurt you then his Time Switch may have all the denial you need.
Design studio GOGO believe you should work for your consumer goods, rather than expect something perfectly-formed dropping off the production-line. Their latest item, called "Log Radio", is pretty much exactly as the name might suggest: a length of wood with radio hardware installed and the buyer left to saw off their new gadget.
Okay, so it's not really watching you, but this Darth Vader Sculpted Wall Clock made by Wesco Limited is a tad bit creepy and would be a very bad idea for an accessory in a child's room.
Nothing like being reminded of the fleeting nature of time every single day. That's precisely what the students entering the Corpus Christi College's library will have to face from now on.
The Corpus Clock cost $1.8 million to make and features an escape wheel that is moved around by a grasshopper called a chronophage. It's totally unconventional and has no hands for seconds, minutes or hours. Instead, it has a wheel with openings that reveal blue LEDs to indicate the time.
The grasshopper perched on top blinks and "eats" the minutes. It's really pretty cool looking and was introduced by Stephen Hawking this past Friday. Funny thing is, the clock will occasionally stop, slow down, speed up and go backwards.
[via Crave at CNET]