Clocks

  • A Cheerful Memento Mori Clock For Your Home Or Office

    A Cheerful Memento Mori Clock For Your Home Or Office

    Although in this economy you can probably hire someone to walk behind you who will occasionally remind you of your mortality, it is probably a bit more efficient to just put up this Mr. Jones Accurate Clock. Based on the popular Accurate Watch, the hands of this clock say “Remember you will die” – a sobering thought over a breakfast Pop-Tart and a Pumpkin Chai Latte, but… Read More

  • The Story Of The Mechanical Padre

    Radiolab has an excellent story about one of the most fascinating clockwork automatons ever made, a 15-inch high figure of a well-known miraculous monk, San Diego de Alcalá. The story is a bit apocryphal but the gist is this: the son of the King of Spain, Don Carlos, fell down a set of stairs in 1562 and fell into a deep illness due to his injuries. The King prayed to God, asking for his son… Read More

  • DOTKLOK: A Clock Made Of Dots

    DOTKLOK: Game Time from The Latest Artists on Vimeo. Like the Pong Clock, the DOTKLOK uses an LED array to display the time – and more. Available at Etsy for $150 ($200 assembled), the kit uses and Arduino board to display the time and includes a sexy case. Read More

  • The LED Pong Clock, Sans DIY

    At the CrunchGear offices, after all our tireless work, we sit around and talk time; watches, clocks, and 2012 occupy our general water cooler discussions. But, when we aren’t talking time, video games is usually next on the list. So combining 1 and 2 would be like the sweet combination of peanut butter to our chocolate. That combination can now be had in a clock called the Wise Clock… Read More

  • The Lumimask: A Mask That Wakes You As Gently As Mother Nature

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tfh/lumimask-the-sleep-mask-that-wakes-you-up/widget/video.html There are plenty of clocks that “light” the room slowly, flooding your optic nerves with crisp morning luminosity in order to wake you the way Madre Natura wanted us to. But until now there’s never been a mask that will wake you with the same soothing change in… Read More

  • Verbarius: a FuzzyClock for your bedroom

    Well, I know what my brother is getting for his birthday — in an alternate universe where I have $220 to spend on a novelty clock. He loves his “inexact time” clock. Time for a Quantum Leap! Or I could just get a second job. But enough about me and Scott Bakula. You’re here about what, exactly? The clock! Yes. Look, there it is! Read More

  • Redundant Clock is redundant


    How delightfully meta. It’s not real, unfortunately. [via bookofjoe and OhGizmo!] Read More

  • These sweet retro flip-clocks are actually quite reasonably priced


    Retro chrome stuff is in demand here in Seattle. It seems like everyone is trying to establish their home as some sort of shrine to “Mad Men.” I even caved and bought this awesome projector screen — trouble is, most of this stuff is super expensive. And one thing I’ve always wanted but have never seemed to find at a decent price is a retro-style clock with the… Read More

  • Good Times (get it?): Clocks made from Atari cartridges

    Combine your longing for the good old days of early video gaming with your obsessive need to be on time, and you’ve got yourself a series of clocks made from old Atari cartridges selling for $20 apiece. Read More

  • Damn It, Jim: Handmade Star Trek clock

    Way, way, way, way, way back in January of this year we took a look at a clock adorned with Star Wars vehicles that was being sold on Etsy.com. If you saw the clock and hoped against hope for a Star Trek version, your (space) ship has finally come in. Read More

  • Waxing poetic about telling time

    Time is a funny thing. Sometime you need to know exactly what time it is, and sometimes you really don’t care. For the times that you don’t care, a clock that tells you roughly what time it is more desirable then a perfectly accurate digital clock. Read More

  • Chronulator chronulates your day

    This DIY item uses two standard dials and some odd telegraph keys to create something that looks like it belongs on the bridge of the Enterprise, circa 1801. The clock uses parts from ShareBrained and a tea box attached to some custom-engraved metal plates – actually curtain rod ends. Read More

  • Time (get it?) for a Star Wars clock?

    Call me crazy, but $90 for a handsome-looking clock adorned with various pewter Star Wars vehicles seems like a pretty okay deal if you’re a Star Wars fanatic. Read More

  • Know when it's time to wake up, analog style


    Finding it too easy to read your current alarm clock? Check out the new “Time Tuner” from ATREP04 design, based out of Constantinople Istanbul. Instead of using something like a numerical display, the Time Tuner uses a analog radio tuner, with a glowing light bar to indicate the hour and the minute. Despite the analog theme, the alarm clock will either wake you with an old… Read More

  • VORP! TICK TOCK! Alarm clock slowly hovers upward

    I keep my alarm clock just outside my bedroom, which allows me to wake up early with the miniscule side-effect of being almost totally overwhelmed by agitation and puffy-eyed rage for the first two hours of each day. At least I don’t hit snooze, though. Though I’d likely find a way to rip this vertically-ascending orange ball of an alarm clock from the ceiling, it might be a… Read More

  • Moshi voice-controlled clock: good idea, could be better


    I know there have been things like this before, but this one actually looks like a really well-designed little device. The Moshi IVR alarm clock (caution, autoplaying music) is a good-looking little… you know, alarm clock, that has the benefit of voice controls that let you do everything from set the alarm to play a “sleep sound” — whatever that is. That’s a… Read More

  • Corpus Clock: Time eats you

    This fully mechanical clock – it appears only the lights are electronic – uses a stylized version of the Harrison’s grasshopper escapement to drive the two disks around the face. This is 300 year old technology, folks, with a wry sense of humor and amazing design. Current watches use lever or coaxial escapements so for the inventor to use this one is a testament to one of… Read More

  • DIY MP3 clock: DIY in Chinese means "Buy it from us wholesale"

    Not only does this clock look absolutely insane (you basically pick sounds and “stack” them under Windows, adding Frog, Cuckoo, and Hammer noises to your morning wake-up call) it was pitched to us as a product that we at CrunchGear might want to sell. While CrunchGear employees and friends have sold blood, sperm, pot, Arby’s roast beef, and looked at the occasional pile of… Read More

  • USB "tube clock" looks cool, sadly not the real thing

    I’ve seen handmade versions of clocks similar to this, and I’ve liked them. Thus I like this one as well, though it’s a little cheap looking. Powered by USB, the clock is a replica of the famous vacuum tube clocks tinkerers have been making for a couple of years now. Of course it’s a modern fake, but it still looks cool on your desk. And of course it’s Brando… Read More

  • Video: Rad propeller clock looks cool and dangerous, like me

    What happens when a nerd takes a circuit board, LEDs, and an electric motor? He makes a virtual clock out of said spinning circuit board, and the results are cool, though not something I’d want to put my fingers near. Read More