How would you turn a thermometer into a timepiece? For designer Davide Tonizzo, it meant turning the "tube" part into a series of LEDs — 12 of them, in fact — to represent the hour. Then, for the bulb on the bottom, he put in a liquid-crystal digital display to show the minutes. BAM — the Thermoclock was born.
We like the innovative mixing of time and temp., though we think the hours would be a bit hard to read with the tube so thin. And the translucent shell is soooo 5 minutes ago. We hope for an extra-large Version 2 that classes up the exterior and widens the top section. Maybe then we'll spend $499 on this thing.