Compact, tabletop timekeeper boasts an alarm feature, plus adjustable illumination, night light and lights-out functions. Like the larger models in the QlockTwo family, this innovative, artful reimagining of keeping tabs on the seconds, minutes and hours is more than just a clock. The Qlock's clever display "combines the moment with the written word and turns it into a statement," notes German designers Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk of their highly awarded timepiece, which has racked up more than 30 international awards, including the prestigious Red Dot Design, iF Product Design and ADC Europe’s Gold.
Precise time is conveyed typographically, in a matrix of words, sharply illuminated by LEDs. Hours and 5-minute increments are spelled out, and a pinpoint in each corner of the square adds each additional minute. Even seconds can be displayed as an option, shown as large numbers brandished on the matrix panel.
A special screen process provides the crisply defined, lit figures on the interchangeable front panel, fixed by magnets and cut from highly polished synthetic glass or steel. (Additional panels sold separately.)
Automatic features include time using radio signals, and adjusting to ambient light. Luminosity can be adjusted manually, too, via a light sensor under the front panel. Or darken the unit completely with the "night touch" function. To read clock, simply tap surface and time appears for 2 seconds.
Five buttons on backside easily control unit. Among them is the "night light," which is activated with separate on and off buttons. There's another to control the alarm, which can be gentle or, as Marco and Andreas say, sound with "some persuasion." There's always the "snooze" by touching the top of the frame.
QlockTwo Touch masters more than 20 languages. Because front cover plate can be easily removed, you can replace with another language plate, available as an accessory. Or you can order first in a selected language. Contact A+R directly to special order.
5.25" h x 5.25" w x .75" d (13.5x13.5x1.8cm)
Body: milled aluminum casing
Face: stainless steel or synthetic glass
- Alarm with two options
- Snooze with touch activation
- Night Touch mode leaves clock completely dark until surface is tapped for 2-second illumination
- Night Light mode
- Easy to operate
- Cover Plates: fixed by magnets and easily replaced for another color or finish. Additional plates sold separately.
- Languages: Each Qlock Touch features integrated technology for 20-plus languages. Magnetic cover plate in corresponding language must be used to facilitate this function. QlockTouch or cover plate can be ordered in a specific language.
- Handmade in Germany
- Power supply: 120 - 220V
- Reduced power consumption due to brilliant LED technology
- Automatically sets time by radio signals
- Light sensor allows for easy adjustment of illumination
- Automatically modifies to ambient light
- Can display seconds
Deservedly racking up more than 20 international awards in just the last few years, the German product design studio of Biegert & Funk continues to bowl over the design world with versions of their signature achievement, the Qlock. Designers Marco Biegert and Andreas Funk have, in essence, reinvented the notion of telling time with an innovative grid display of the hours, minutes and seconds of daily life. And all in 110 letters!
With variations ranging from wall clocks to wristwatches to an iPhone App, the Qlock “combines the moment with the written word and turns it into a statement,” say Marco and Andreas. Among the dozens of distinguished prizes the firm has ratcheted up are the Red Dot, iF Product Design, Good Design and the prestigious Gold Award of the ADC Europe.