When I first saw the Author Clock I was reminded of the olden days of early connected devices. This little box – essentially the size of a travel clock – displays a quote that includes the current time once a minute. The $124 box is clad in oak and features a brass knob on the side.

Honestly there’s not much else to say here: it’s a cool clock that shows quotes from books. The product is fully funded on IndieGoGo and is now being offered as a standalone product for $124 for the small version and $249 for the large version.

The coolest thing? You can add your own quotes to the mix, allowing folks to read your amazing writing (that also directly references a certain time.) From the site:

Author Clock transforms checking the time into a whimsical event, transporting you into key moments in literature and writing history. Containing thousands of quotes from a diverse range of authors, Author Clock is a creative and inspiring way to tell time. If you love a good book and great story, this is the clock for you.

By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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