When you look at the Etch Clock, it’s hard not to think about that old saying about how any sufficiently advanced technology would seem like magic to the people of a previous era. It’s a clock that, through either science or sorcery, appears to “engrave” the time on its own surface, in real time.
For those of us living in the current era, I guess the best point of comparison you could make for the Etch Clock is one of those flexible pin sculptures you see in malls and museum gift shops, only one that has much smaller, and a lot more, “pins.”
To further confuse and/or enrage the cave people of a previous, less refined age, the Etch Clock syncs with both iOS and Android devices for time sync, so you don’t have to worry about it falling behind or speeding up. And it’s a money sink too, with a price tag of about $1,400 from the product’s official site here, where you can also get a lot more details on how it works.