So what do you do when your CPU’s fried and you can’t extract any more useful information out of it? Don’t throw it out! Instead, gulp down some creative juices and turn it into a clock, because that’s exactly what the folks behind TECOART did.
A few weeks back I mentioned the Cadence 4-bit binary wristwatch. That watch was cool, but if you are like me, it doesn’t matter how cool it is if you don’t wear a watch. This is the Cadence 4-bit Binary Wall clock and it uses the same time telling method that the wristwatch uses.
There are hoards of alarm clock charging docks on the market for the iPhone and iPad. An alarm clock that can charge a portable game console is a new one for me though. Nyko has whipped out another new product this week for the gamers out there and this one is an interesting alarm clock that will charge a Nintendo 3DS.
We’ve seen a lot of functional, quirky wall clocks lately around the block. There was the minimalistic Icon Clock for people who wanted their timepieces to be neat and simple, the quirky Vinyl Numbers Clock for music lovers, and the Eclipsion Wall Clock for people who wanted to give themselves a hard time (pun intended) while trying to read the time off of it.
In a world where even second graders are already multi-tasking, it’s really no wonder why people continue to invent and come with stuff with dual purposes.
Take, for example, one of the most basic objects that you can find in your home: the clock.
We’ve featured a clock that won’t shut off its alarm until you deposit some money into it. This concept on the other hand, is the unholy opposite – once the alarm kicks in, it will start shredding money and will obviously keep going until you turn the alarm off.
One of the things that’s pretty hard to do while you’re getting your hair cut is check for the time. You can’t just glance at your watch or check your phone for the time, not with your arms under that cape thing they put around you to keep the hair away.
“Go, put your records on, tell me your favorite song…”
That line from Corinne Bailey Rae’s song just began playing in my head the moment I saw this quirky and creative clock. These clocks are the brainchild of artist Pavel Sidorenko, who created a whole range of these wall clocks from recycled 12″ vinyls.
I have owned watches over the years that have had no numbers, and I always end up telling people “it’s about 4pm” or whatever because without numbers it’s hard to get an exact time. A new clock for your wall has been unveiled in concept for that looks interesting.
A true testament that exhibits just how strapped for time everyone is nowadays is evident with just how many clocks there are out there. For example, there are two clocks in my room: one in front of the bed, and one hung on the space above the TV.
Inject a sliver of style in your room with this “modern, minimalist take on your grandfather’s classic clock.” Designed by Rob Price for Kikkerland, the Sliced Grandfather Clock has a deep walnut satin finish, metal hands and a plexiglass cover.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Star Wars IV: A New Hope, but for me, the best Star Wars movie will always be The Empire Strikes Back. Still, I like my vintage Star Wars posters and clocks as much as the next guy.
Got 105 spare ping-pong balls, and an equivalent number of LEDs lying around? Yep, thought so. Well if you’re looking for something to do with all those random objects, the guys over at Hack A Day have a little spare-time project for you – a ping-pong ball clock.
When I see something like this, it makes me think of that darned button that needed to be pushed every 108 minutes in Lost. Well, now Sharper Image has come up with the Event Countdown Clock, and its has an event countdown timer for up to three events.
We cover quite a few odd clocks and watches around here. Of all the wall clocks I have ever seen, this awesome Swiss-made wall clock called Art du Temps could be the best ever. The thing I like so much is that despite its looks, it’s not digital at all.