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Clocks

Blub Uno Nixie Clock

Blub Uno Nixie Clock
$299+  Pledge Comment

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.

JBL Horizon

JBL Horizon
$100  Buy Link Comment

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.

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Nuvitron Nixie Clock

Nuvitron Nixie Clock
$250  Buy Link Comment

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.

Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

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.

Coffeemaker Clock

Coffeemaker Clock

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?

Human Clock TV

Human Clock TV

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.

ChronoDisc Wall Clock

ChronoDisc Wall Clock
$40+  Pledge Comment

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.

Text Flip Clock

Text Flip Clock
$400  Buy Comment

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.

Soundfreaq Sound Rise

Soundfreaq Sound Rise
$80  Buy Link Comment

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.

Re_Vinyl Cut-out Clocks

Re_Vinyl Cut-out Clocks
~$48-$62  Buy Comment

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.

XKCD: Now

XKCD: Now

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.

PlotClock

PlotClock

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.

Blub Tube Clock

Blub Tube Clock
~$350++  Pledge Comment

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.

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Moon Clock

Moon Clock
$130  Buy Comment

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.

Philips Wake-Up Light

Philips Wake-Up Light
$53  Buy Link Comment

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.

ALARMclock

ALARMclock
$85++  Pledge Comment

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.

Clockee Talkee Walkie-Talkie Clock

Clockee Talkee Walkie-Talkie Clock
$59+/2pk  Buy Link Comment

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.

SHADOW: Community of Dreamers

SHADOW: Community of Dreamers

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.

Flowza Word Clock

Flowza Word Clock
~$200+  Pledge Comment

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.

Gymnasium Clock

Gymnasium Clock
$229  Buy Comment

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.

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Numbers LED Clock

Numbers LED Clock
$120  Buy Comment

A MoMA best seller, the Numbers LED Clock was originally designed by Jonas Damon in 2006 for Areaware. Each digit is displayed in its own cube, leaving you free to arrange them as you see fit.

A Million Times Clock

A Million Times Clock
$???  Buy Link Comment

Design studio Humans Since 1982 outdoes their Clock Clock with this mesmerizing kinetic installation. A Million Times is made from 288 analog clocks powered by 576 electric motors.

Launch Rally Alarm Clock

Launch Rally Alarm Clock
~$187+  Pledge Comment

To celebrate 10 years of timing the World Rally Championship, S1Tec will be releasing an alarm clock that works just like a rally clock, complete with sounds from a rally car’s engine. More here.

LEGO Ball Clock

LEGO Ball Clock

Made entirely of LEGO pieces, Jason Allemann’s clock has three levels – one each to indicate seconds, minutes and hours – that are populated by balls instead of displaying numbers to tell the time.

Art Lebedev Lentus Clock

Art Lebedev Lentus Clock

A concept timepiece from Art Lebedev studio, the Lentus’ polished exterior and digital facade hides a simple analog mechanism: the digits are made from intersecting strips of transparent tape.

Countdown Clock

Countdown Clock
$124  Buy Comment

Build up excitement – or dread – for a coming event with Mr. Jones’ clock. Set the number of days and choose from 34 events, ranging from specific – birthdays, anniversary, etc. – to vague milestones.

Flat Time Wall Clock

Flat Time Wall Clock
$150  Buy Comment

Another piece from designer Finn Magee’s Flat Life series. Like the Flat Light, the Flat Time poster contains an illustration of an old LED alarm clock that is actually functional.

Time Square Clock

Time Square Clock
$78  Buy Comment

Made black + blum, the time square is a very practical wall clock. It’s also a blackboard and is magnetic, making it easy to set visual reminders. Comes with 4 magnets and a pack of chalk.

Shoot-to-Snooze Alarm Clock

Shoot-to-Snooze Alarm Clock
~$23  Buy Comment

Looking for a use for your new Hail-Fire Blaster? This cube-shaped alarm clock can be snoozed by firing Nerf projectiles at it from across the room. Miss, and you have to get out of bed.

GeoChron World Clock

GeoChron World Clock
$1,795+  Buy Comment

Measuring about 2 x 3 ft, the GeoChron makes it easy to tell the time in any place in the world. It’s available in different frames and two models, one that’s hung and one that flush-mounts to the wall.

QLOCKTWO App

QLOCKTWO App
$0.99  Buy Comment

If you like the interface of the QLOCKTWO clocks but are put off by their price, here’s the cheap app version of the wordy timepiece. Also available for Android devices. (Image credit: Mostly Perfect)

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