Help Choose Which Futuristic Alarm Clock Design Is Manufactured

Help Choose Which Futuristic Alarm Clock Design Is Manufactured

Gregory Han
Apr 3, 2009

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Love 'em or hate 'em, Tokyoflash definitely pushes the borders of traditional time keeping with their unique and unusual array of wristwatches. They're now sponsoring a competition for home clocks, with nine really unusual devices that supposedly tell time (it can be hard to tell). Some come sporting additional features like LED lighting or iPod docking capability, but all share the characteristic of looking almost nothing like your traditional time piece. We know it can be frustrating to see conceptual designs that never see the light of day, but in this case everyone has an opportunity to throw in their 2 cents and help choose which one of the nine designs to be manufactured...

Our favourite is the liquid waterdrop-meets-frisbee design of clock Type E, simply because it's eye catching and fairly easy to read compared to the other designs, though we admit we don't think any of these are examples of "good design". More like fashion over function pieces. We like the form of Type I, but heck if we know how to read the darn thing despite it's bedside-friendly form (which, to the chagrin and mystery to some, is the appeal of many of Tokyoflash's selection of wares: you're in "the know" if you can figure 'em out).

Take a gander at the selection and vote at Tokyoflash's Concept Clock Design page.

[via Slashgear]

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