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Rolling World Clocks

This World Clock Can Be Nudged To Display Different Time Zones

— March 5, 2015 — Art & Design
The rolling World Clock from Korean design firm Elevenplus can show you the time in 24 different time zones and amuse you while doing it. While it's true that a quick Google search or a consultation of a smartphone app can help you figure out the time around the world, that's not nearly as fun or elegant as this clock.

The World Clock has a cylindrical body with time zones engraved at intervals. When you want to check out the time for your current location, simply roll the clock so that the time zone aligns with the traditional clock position. The clock's hands spin independently of the clock face, meaning they stay in the same position while the numbers rotate with the body. When the clock is released, it rolls back to your time zone.

The World Clock shows that you don't have to have technological sophistication to create a gadget that is clever, tasteful, elegant and incredibly functional.
Trend Themes
1. Rolling World Clocks - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced features such as automatic time synchronization with global time zones.
2. Interactive Time Zone Display - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine digital connectivity with rolling clocks to provide real-time updates and personalized time displays.
3. Innovative Clock Designs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate unique aesthetics and materials into clock designs to create a statement piece that is both functional and artistic.
Industry Implications
1. Home Decor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate smart functionality, such as voice control or compatibility with home automation systems, into clocks for seamless integration with modern homes.
2. Travel Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create portable and compact rolling clocks with additional features such as built-in alarm or travel itinerary synchronization.
3. Gifts and Souvenirs - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Customize rolling clocks with personalized engravings or location-specific designs to cater to the souvenir market.
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