Your neighbour may have a kick-ass pool, but he doesn’t have this.
This wonderful little invention is called STORY: The Levitating Timepiece by the brilliant innovators of Flyte. You may have heard of Flyte before due to their highly successful levitating light bulb, which was one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2016.
Their objective was to create a device that makes users “experience time differently” and literally take the time, no pun intended, to observe the timepiece more. This is based on the premise of how the first clocks were so meticulously built by horologists, or even as far back as how ancient people used the skies to tell time.
As the quote on the Kickstarter page says, “STORY is a metaphor of our planet revolving around the sun, reminding us that time is not just something we keep hidden in our pockets, but a physical and shared experience.”
It’s such a compelling idea, and we really urge you to watch the video found in that link.
The clock looks inconspicuous with a plain wooden base, but the magic is in the magnetically levitating sphere that circles around, just like the hands of a traditional wall clock.
A minimalist backlit display also enables a digital clock, countdown and interval timer, and can show the moon phases. All in all, it’ll simply be the coolest conversation piece in the room.
STORY can be put on the wall, horizontally on a coffee table, or at a 60-degree angle on an office desk, with its ‘orbit’ possibly controlled via app. It starts at $518 AUD.
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