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Gimme Your Digits


Posted June 5, 2008
You might have seen Jonas Damon’s LED Alarm Clock—an iconic 2006 design that abstracts the digits of time into four individual cubes—at the MoMA Store, where it sells for $85. The new Matrix Cube Alarm Clock from ThinkGeek borrows from that design and then amps up both the geekitude, with big green dot-matrix digits, and the visual energy level by including seconds (Damon’s clock displays only hours and minutes in diminutive red numbers). Each cube, connected by flexible ribbon cable, is three and a half inches square and can be stacked or laid out horizontally. And at less than half the price of Damon’s original, it’s an affordable gift for gadget-happy dads (Father’s Day is June 15) or one of the other dorks in your life.

$34.99 at ThinkGeek.com.

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