We all know how often it can feel like we are so busy living our lives, that we don’t get to do the simple things that bring us joy, like sitting out under the stars and beholding the beauty of the night sky. Fortunately, this gorgeous new clock that recreates the full map of the Northern Hemisphere Constellations will make it so we can always find the time to admire the wonder of the cosmos.
Which is why this stylish clock/night sky/Bluetooth speaker is aptly named Cosmos. We first learned about this “glittering,” elegant device at My Modern Met, and it is the creation of designer Jay Hyun Kim.
Beyond the LED lights that make up the night sky, it uses two disks (“stars”), a larger one for the hour and a smaller one for the minute, to make it a functioning clock. Its face is covered with a steel mesh, which Kim says gives the Cosmos its sparkling effect. Besides its built in Bluetooth speaker, it can also be used as an ambient light source with an adjustable brightness, so it is quite useful in addition to being beautiful.
It stands at a little over seven inches wide by seven inches tall, and is just over four inches thick, making it perfect for almost any space. The only downside is you can’t grab one just yet, but Kim says they are preparing for mass production, and he will be putting up on Kickstarter soon (keep an eye out for that on Kim’s Facebook page). Kim told us here at Nerdist that the exact price is still being determined, but that it will probably come in at around $100.
Seems like a fair price for the gift of always having time to stare at the stars.
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Images: Jay Kim