Remember Australian industrial designer Duncan Hellmers' Blub nixie tube clocks from 2014? To refresh your memory, they looked like this:
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Hellmers had massive success with them on Kickstarter, seeking just $5,000 but grossing $61,783. Now he's back with the Blub Keo, a more refined, minimalist design, and has launched another campaign to fund them:
It's kind of tough to tell how large it is in the video, so here it is next to a soda can for scale:
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I'm kind of torn: I like the four-digit, instant readability of the original Blub but don't like the chunky base, and I like the stripped-down design of the Keo but am too impatient to read the time one digit at a time. If there was a happy medium between the two designs, I'd be fully on-board.
Then again, Hellmers doesn't need my help; he's already at $15,500 on a $6,870 goal. If you're down to pledge, the Keos start at $304 and you've got 14 days left.