Originally created in 1979, and recently revamped for a new generation, this mysterious chrome device is actually a timepiece.
Rather than using hands or digits, the Audocron uses a series of beeps and flashing lights to indicate the current time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjv98w2YdLA
In automatic mode, the chrome plated metal clock offers up a chime on the half hour and hour. Otherwise, you can switch to manual mode, which tells the time with a series of “dings” upon your touch. Different tones indicate hours, ten minute intervals and individual minutes.
So if you’re looking for a truly unconventional clock, you can pick up an Audocron from ThinkGeek for just $19.99.