Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Clock I didn't know I wanted

Check this out! 
It's a Nixie clock, made from Russian 1950s tubes. They were some of the first digital clocks. The 5 is an upside-down 2, so they didn't have to design more numbers.
Isn't it cool?
I like the tubes and machinery showing like in the $199 version above, but you can also buy more expensive ones that come enclosed like this one for $210


I don't like digital clocks that are too bright, and I think this one would be nice to look at and not too jarring in the middle of the night.

Plus it's a whole art object instead of being a necessary evil piece of ugly technology.

2 comments:

  1. Yeah! I don't know why more people don't have them. Maybe bc they are $200

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