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Wakē (“wakey”) is a wall-mounted alarm that beams light and sound only to the person on one side of the bed. It uses a parametric speaker to focus the sound, while the white LED slowly brightens to ease your waking.
Designed by Korea’s 11+, this bold and functional desk clock lets you easily check what time is anywhere on Earth, simply by rolling it to the appropriate time zone, as indicated by the city names on its outside. Measures 3″ in diameter.
While it wouldn’t be the first Nixie tube clock we’ve seen, there is something nifty about the minimal design of the Blub Uno, which displays digits one at a time on its single numeric tube. It also has date, temperature and alarm functions.
The JBL Horizon is designed to be your bedside buddy. Aside from a speaker, the Horizon also has an alarm clock, an FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5mm jack, two USB charging ports and an ambient light.
Looking like something that belongs on a mantle in BioShock’s lost city of Rapture, these limited-edition handmade wood art deco clocks feature the warm orange glow of high voltage, cold-war era Nixie tubes to tell time.
This concept by ÉCAL design student Alice Robbiani, is comprised of a magnetic smartphone charging case with a wall-mounted charging base. What makes it truly special is the interactivity, offering charging feedback and a clock display.
The Barisieur is Joshua Renouf’s concept for a coffee lover’s alarm clock. When the alarm goes off, an electric heater and stainless steel balls boil the water, which will then drip onto coffee grounds. Why does this not exist already?
From Craig Giffen, creator of the picture-based Human Clock and Human Calendar, comes Human Clock.TV. The site tells the time on a minute-by-minute basis using video clips. You can also upload clips for the clock.
While the vast majority of wall clocks use hands which rotate around a center point, designer Karl Dierenbach’s clever and minimal ChronoDisc tells time using two easy-to-read pointers which spin on an off-center orbit.
This wide format tabletop clock uses the type of mechanism found in 1970s flip clocks, but tells time using words instead of digits. Measures a whopping 35″ wide x 7″ deep x 8 ” high. We only wish it were made from wood instead of plastic.
A compact 3.5W Bluetooth audio player, FM radio and alarm clock. Sound Rise can wake you up with a chime or with music from the radio or your mobile device. It also has a USB charging port and 3.5mm input. Also available in black.
Artist Pavel Sidorenko creates cool wall and desk clocks by laser-cutting old vinyl records with intricate imagery of cities, scenes and other objects. We’re not sure the city names are necessary, but they’re still neat.
Randall Munroe continues his experiments with dynamic and time-based comics. His latest piece appears static, but it’s actually a world clock. A web comic world clock. We’d love to have a watch version of this.
This lonely little robot has just one job to do – to tell the time by writing it down, then erasing it, over and over and over again. Even though it has no feelings, we’ve attached some and decided it’s the world’s most depressed robot.
Designed by Duncan Hellmers, the Blub is a nixie tube clock with a modern and minimalist look. It also has an alarm mode and can also display the date and temperature. Its aluminum base comes in clear or black anodized finish.
While we’d like it even better if it had three howling wolves on it, we’d still be happy to put Haoshi Design’s wolf and moon clock on our wall. Gently glows at when the lights go down. Made from resin, it measures ~9.84″ W x 2.36″ D.
The Philips Wake-up Light is designed to wake you up gently. Its yellow light and alarm sound gradually increase starting from 30 min. before your preset time. You can customize the intensity of the light or use it as a bedside lamp.
Aside from being an alarm clock, this quirky device can show you how much money, friends and time you have left. It will be updated to display other news and facts in the future. If you haven’t thrown it away by that time.
An affordable clock and thermometer that doubles as a two-way intercom. Its minimal design will blend in pretty much anywhere. Talk to all Clockee Talkees within 1km or use one of eight channels for one-on-one conversations.
We forget 95% of our dreams less than five minutes after waking. SHADOW is an alarm clock app for iOS, Android and Windows by Hunter Lee Soik that will help users to record, remember and then share their dreamscapes with others.
It’s not as elegant as the Qlocktwo, but Flowza makes up for it with its price. Choose from one of three laser-cut faces depending on how you want it to tell the time: old English, British slang or contemporary English.
An imposing clock that could fool anyone into thinking it’s an antique. Restoration Hardware based its design on a 1940s industrial clock. Its metal frame has a weathered brown powder-coated finish. Uses 1 AA battery.