Designer Vadim Kibardin has found a way to make the ever-useful clock be more versatile aesthetics-wise with his black & white clock concept. It consists of just four OLED digits – no case or box or other parts that might clash with the style in your house.
Zeo Inc.’s Personal Sleep Coach system consists of a headband, an alarm clock/bedside display, and personal coaching sessions. All of these are designed to help their clients sleep better, smug in the knowledge that they’re rich enough to afford a personal sleep coach.
Numbers. Who need’s em? Well, except for all that math stuff. But when it comes to something like telling time, why should we be restricted to the same ol’ boring clockfaces? With the Word Clock, you can leave all that behind.
I couldn’t make this stuff up. Filling a niche that I’m pretty sure nobody needs filled, this weird alarm clock from China is definitely not something I had on my gadget wish list.
This cat-shaped alarm clock, and not only tells the time, but releases an unknown fragrance as it does its business.
It took me a second to figure out what was going on when I first got a look at this table full of analog clocks. But once I stood back from my screen, I realized that none of the clocks have the correct time and the whole thing is a macro timepiece that tells the time using 24 individual clocks.
One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting all sorts of new parts onto your body.
Like many other iPod docks/alarm clocks, gear4’s latest iPod accessory can wake you up with music from your iPod. But the crg-60 can also be set to play music from the built-in FM radio or just do a good ol’ buzz to make you get out of bed.
This elegantly minimal clock lets you create your own custom time-telling device using a combination of plates, cups and liquid of your choice.
Designed by Kouichi Okamoto with ceramicist Daniel Jo, the Water Clock consists of a small fired clay base topped with a pair of magnetic spheres.
This amazing mechanical gizmo is actually a very complex timepiece that tells time not with hands, LEDs or LCDs, but by actually writing the time on a piece of paper.
Created by the horological artisans of Switzerland’s Jaquet Droz, this analog clock is a true thing of wonder.
The first thing I do when I do when I wake up after a night of heavy drinking is sleep again. Or massage my temples and groan. Alcohol either makes the world spin faster or it makes me more sensitive to the earth’s rotation.
We’ve already featured several quirky clocks from Karlsson, but these two designs grabbed my attention because they’re unique but still modest. Karlsson calls them table clocks, but I think they’ll be more at home on bookshelves.
Aaaaaand action! You’re late for a meeting. Your heart is beating so fast and so loud. You get in your car. You start the car. You drive off. You are fast; you are speed itself. But you’re pretty sure you’re still late.
There’s been a lot of fascinating steampunk gear turning up lately, but none quite so unique as MissLadyVenom’s work in progress at deviantART. Getting the steam-powered treatment this time is an Xbox–not the 360, but the hulking original model.
Here’s a fun way to keep track of time. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells time with a pair of slowly rotating disks that look like cartoon eyeballs.
The position of the left eyeball signifies hours, while the right one is minutes.
If you’re into sparkly things, this new radio from Sonoro is sure to catch your eye.
The top-of-the-line Elements Stardust clock radio is adorned with nearly 4,000 hand-placed Swarovski crystals, making the case sparkle and shine like diamonds.