What is it with clocks these days? It seems like every day my RSS reader has at least one wacky clock--usually more--showcased on a few of the gadget blogs I read. They're typically not as awful as the watches that we come across, but still...the bird call clock? The unreadable Tetris-esque clock? And don't forget that freaking orrery. I prefer to keep my clocks simple, thankyouverymuch.
Which is why this projector clock, hailing from Japan, is also a "thanks, but no thanks." It's a translucent little box that can sit on your table of choice and uses a 50-watt halogen bulb to project an image of an analog clock onto the wall. The projected image is rather nice, a tad Dali-esque, and I guess it's a cute idea, but if I'm reading the time off the wall, I don't particularly want to have to deal with an object cluttering up my tables, too. Plus, it's the Japanese equivalent of $133; definitely not worth it when I can just pull my cell phone out of my pocket to check the time.