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QLOCKTWO Knows What Time It Iz

07.20.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: Nils de Mol van Otterloo
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The history of the Chronograph has just reach Midnight at the Zenith of perfection with Biegert and Funk’s playfully named Qlocktwo. Time has heretofore been represented in a type of code, either a dial with hands representing hours minutes and seconds, or some other type of gewgaw or gymcrack.

For the first time, there is a timepiece that simply tells you what time it is:

Ok, I want one, I just can’t decide whether I want Black Ice Tea in English, Cherry Cake in Spanish, Vanilla Sugar in Dutch, Frozen Blackberry in French, Lime Juice in Arabic or Stainless Steel in Russian. But at 885 Euros it will be a while before I can make up the scratch to deck out my News Room in Internationally Time Zoned Color-coded digital Chronometric wall-art (plus, they have yet to make the Mandarin Orange Qlock in Chinese).

Fortunately, there is a Qlock for the rest of us.

Biegert and Funk, makers of the Qlocktwo, have also produced an iPhone/iPad App that does everything that the original does (ie. It tells you what time it is), plus it has some extra features that make you feel like you’re actually doing something when you’re just passing the time. At $0.99 it’s a steal.

I can imagine some industrious Hipster getting the iPhone/iPad App and making a lanyard so they can hang it from their neck a la Flava Flav. Just wait.

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