Forget having to look at the two hands on and decipher the time. If you prefer to read, check out Biergert & Funk's QLOCKTWO
. Sure it'll cost you an arm and a leg (about $1600) but how cool would it be to hang this in your house? Ok, yes, standard digital clocks work fine but this almost feels like your clock's straight up talking to you.
The downside? It only spells things out in five-minute increments. If you want it to be more precise, you have to look to the four corners of the clock, each of which has a dot that represents a single minute. Eek - that's kinda lame.
Well, all in all a pretty nifty design.