Cloudnola “Texttime” Clock

Cloudnola is a Netherlands-based shop that sells a variety of unique wall and desk clocks (some of which are actually NSFW, in case you click that link at work). One of the more interesting options of the bunch is the Texttime, a flip clock with a twist: Rather than simply displaying numbers, it tells the time in direct words like “It’s ten eleven” or “It’s three twenty six”.


It’s a small unit overall, so it fits nicely on most shelves and looks great just about anywhere. It’s also super quiet, so no worries about it keeping you up at night. If you want to hang it on a wall using the slots on the back, you can do that too. You’ll just need to provide your own single AA battery for it to run on.

I only wish they’d offer a larger version of the Texttime so you could set a desk monitor on top of it. Imagine how neat of an addition that would be to your workspace.

Anyway, the clock comes in two colors:

  1. Bamboo + white
  2. Black + white

Both options are €300 (~$345 USD) at Cloudnola.