You can always check the current time by glancing up at the right corner of your Mac’s screen, but a good standalone clock can add sparkle to any room—and functional value when your Mac’s turned off. Kibardindesign’s White & White Clock ($179) strikes us as particularly cool: modeled after a traditional digital clock, this LED timekeeper has great style, ideal for mounting on a desk or hanging on a wall.
There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles here, just a well-designed clock that shows the time in either 12- or 24-hour mode, plus an alarm. An ambient light sensor shifts the brightness throughout the day, making it easier to read in sunlight and less intense at night. Although wall-powered, White & White uses a 9V battery to keep time in case the electricity goes out. The company has had a few different preorder price levels, with the current one being good until May 10, 2012. After that, it’ll go to the retail price of $203.