Art Lebedev puts a new twist on electronic clocks, with the Vebarius. This device doesn’t use numbers to display the time, but rather spells it out, and in five different languages to boot. One potential drawback, it’ll set you back a hefty $158.25 (preorder). Product page.
What’s more, it changes up its verbiage each time you ask it the time, displaying variations like “forty-five minutes past four,” “fifteen minutes to five,” “four forty-five”, and “a quarter to five.” This being Lebedev, of course, they’re also taking their time to build up anticipation in the device, with the clock supposedly set to only begin shipping in November