Across multiple platforms, the crowdsourcing space is perpetually buzzing with concepts that take an OTT approach to functionality.
And once in a while, we get a product like the Author Clock. Its sheer genius lies in tapping into centuries of available literature to create a product that is not just functional, but truly inspirational. The concept is incredibly simple, and oh-so inspiring. Author Clock captures quotes from key moments in literature and writing history to tell the time.
The team behind Author Clock put together over two thousand quotes written across six centuries. The end result is a fantastic, individual timepiece that shows a new quote every minute, with more being added every day. As for the team behind the Author Clock, principal engineer at Mechanical Design Labs, Jose Cardona, has been at the forefront of everything from Pluie Baby Changing stations, Roda gyroscopes and Reentry spacecraft to X-60A rockets.
As an avid reader and book collector, this is a concept that appeals incredibly to me. And the sheer simplicity is an aspect I need to highlight as well. Author is not an alarm clock, it has no speakers or audio at all, and the E-Paper screen imitates pages from a book meaning there is no backlight.
The Author Clock comes in two sizes, with the Small Author now on Indiegogo at $129 and the Large Author available at an Indiegogo special rate of $249. Head to Indiegogo to pre-order your Author Clock!