By Andrew Liszewski
It’s just over 13 hours into the new year where I’m at, and it seems as good a time as any to post our first ‘form over function’ alarm clock for 2009. The Time Tuner was created by Istanbul-based Antrepo Design Industry, and instead of using a traditional easy-to-read digital clock face, it features an analog style that looks like the horizontal tuner on an analog radio.
The individual numbers along the dial light-up to indicate the current hour, while an illuminated vertical red line slowly moves across the dial indicating the minute. With only about an inch of space between each hour number, using the vertical minute line to tell the exact time will take some approximation, and you’ll probably have to account for a give or take of about a couple of minutes. But that inconvenience aside, the Time Tuner would definitely look slick sitting on
my bedside table… my bedside cardboard shipping box… on the floor next to my bed.
Pictured above is the ‘Pure Black’ model, but they’re also available in ‘Clean White’ and ‘Strong Metal’ finishes, and if you’re interested in purchasing one you’ll have to contact the Antrepo Design Industry via email since online ordering or pricing info is not available on their website. (In other words, be prepared to empty your wallet.)