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Author Clock

$ 199.00 USD

The clock that tells time through literary quotes with a new hand-picked passage each minute of the day.

Author Clock has a library of over 13,000 literary quotes spanning seven centuries and six continents. Each story snippet references the time at that very moment.

The Volume 1 clock option rests on a brass base and is readable from an arm’s length away, making it the perfect companion for your desk or nightstand. 

The clock that tells time through literary quotes with a new hand-picked passage each minute of the day.

Author Clock has a library of over 13,000 literary quotes spanning seven centuries and six continents. Each story snippet references the time at that very moment.

The Volume 2 clock option rests on a removable brass base to allow for wall mounting and is readable from across a room. 

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The clock that tells time through literary quotes with a new hand-picked passage each minute of the day.

Author Clock has a library of over 13,000 literary quotes spanning seven centuries and six continents. Each story snippet references the time at that very moment.

The Volume 1 clock option rests on a brass base and is readable from an arm’s length away, making it the perfect companion for your desk or nightstand. 

The clock that tells time through literary quotes with a new hand-picked passage each minute of the day.

Author Clock has a library of over 13,000 literary quotes spanning seven centuries and six continents. Each story snippet references the time at that very moment.

The Volume 2 clock option rests on a removable brass base to allow for wall mounting and is readable from across a room. 

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Specifications

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13,000+ literary quotes and counting, with more added regularly.

Low-strain reading: Choose between a 4.3-inch (11 cm) or a 7.8-inch (20 cm) e-ink display that’s pleasingly paper-like and easy on the eyes.

Premium quality: Solid white oak housing, a front bezel made from recycled ABS plastic, and a polished brass base and crown to change settings.

Multiple languages: Choose from English, French, Spanish, and German, each collection obsessively curated by our editorial team.

Parental controls: Decide whether you want your Author Clock to display explicit quotes. Easy to change at any moment.

Long-life battery: Author Clock lasts over a week between charges and comes with its own USB-C cable. Depending on your settings it can last for several months.

Automatic updates: Author Clock has built-in Wi-Fi, so all software and content updates happen without you having to do anything.

Shipping

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We offer shipping anywhere in the United States.

Environmental

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The most sustainable act in manufacturing is to make products that live as long as possible, which is why we’ve designed Author Clock to be easy to disassemble and repair. All of the packaging is recyclable, and several components of the Author are made with recycled materials.

Returns

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If you’re not immediately besotted with your Author Clock you can return it to us within 14 days for an exchange or refund. Drop us a line at info@authorclock.com if you have any questions.

FAQs

Do you really have a quote for every minute?

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Yes! There are 1440 minutes of the day, and we have quotes for every single minute—no exceptions. The vast majority of minutes have multiple quotes that will be shown at random every day for even more variety.

What kind of diversity of authors is in the quotes used?

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We use quotes from any literary work of fiction that mentions the time, and we've collected quotes from thousands of authors from all parts of the world. If you’d like to see a specific author represented, send us a quote from their book that mentions the time!

Can the clock read the quotes out loud?

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No, Author has no speakers or audio features.

Does Author have an alarm feature?

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No, Author is not an alarm clock; it has no speakers or audio whatsoever.

Is the same quote shown at the same time every day? How about for a.m./p.m.?

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Wherever we have multiple quotes for a specific minute, Author will randomly select one of them for each instance that minute comes around. In many cases, it can be weeks before a quote is shown again.

If a quote explicitly mentions a.m./p.m. or otherwise specifies if it is day or night, that quote will only be used as appropriate. If the quote is ambiguous, it may be used in either context.

Is the screen backlit?

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No, the E-Paper screen was selected to imitate pages from a book, so there is no backlight.

Is there any type of warranty?

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We offer a one-year warranty on any manufacturing defect. Reach out to us directly at info@authorclock.com if you have any issues.

Will the quotes get updated over time?

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Yes! Every Author Clock has built-in Wi-Fi, which will allow it to receive automatic updates with new quotes and features.

Environmental Commitments

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Long-lasting Design

Author Clock is built to endure with minimalistic design. We designed it to be easy to disassemble, empowering customers to perform future repairs or battery replacements for long-lasting use.

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Reusability & Recyclability

Author Clock will ship in a no-plastic packaging, to help ensure the packaging is easily recyclable and has minimal impact to the environment. The box is designed so that items can be stored inside and placed on a shelf to give the packaging a second life.

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Sustainable Materials

To reduce any impact from our white oak wood housing, we plant one tree for every Author Clock sold through our partner, OneTreePlanted. The front bezel is made of recycled ABS plastic, reducing landfill waste. The electronics components have ultra-lower power consumption for lower electricity usage.

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Sustainable Distribution

We are partnering with a third-party logistics company to set up several distribution centers around the world. That way, we ensure your Author Clock doesn't travel back and forth across the globe between manufacturers, warehouses, and your home.

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