The retro-inspired Nixie display with custom features lets you see the time, the weather, stock prices, or your TikTok followers

Designed for people who love living in the 80’s and the 2020’s at the same time…

Culture is cyclical. It’s 2023, but retro music is back in fashion, vintage designs and themes are making a comeback (just look at the new Burberry logo)… and while our technology is futuristic, it has a significant retro flavor to it Companies that want to use the power of nostalgia in their new products. Minimalism is dead, retro is cool and the Nextube is riding that wave. Conceived as a vintage-inspired tabletop display, the Nextube comes with 6 nixie tube-like screens anchored in a wooden base. It sports its steampunk aesthetic on its tongue but comes with modern technology under its hood. The six mini displays look like nixie tubes but are actually LED screens that can be customized to show everything from the time to the weather, music visualizations, crypto prices or even a subscriber count for your YouTube or TikTok page to display.

Designer: James Wong of Rotrics

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The 1970s and 1980s were anything but minimalist. The music was loud, the fashion was bright, cyber-synthwave was popular, and it could be argued that this was exactly the time when technology first blossomed. Nixie tubes were the dominant display type of this era, transforming them from technical components into pop culture symbols. Unfortunately, nixie tubes fell out of favor in the 90’s as technology advanced (along with the fact that a majority of nixie tubes were made in the USSR which fell into disarray at the time). Conceived as a cultural throwback, the Nextube celebrates its ancestor in a wonderfully whimsical way. A portmanteau of Next and Nixie Tube, the Nextube uses a series of mini LED displays encased in vacuum glass tubes. Complete with a neat walnut base and brass detailing, the Nextube looks like a steampunk gizmo from an 80’s lab on your desk. It also comes with the signature nixie tube-inspired font, although it does have a few other retro-style fonts and themes to choose from, allowing you to customize your desk display.

The Nextube’s bank of fonts and styles lets it be the display you want

The six individual displays create a unique constraint that is fun to work with. You can display the time, date, weather, and a variety of data points on the Nextube in a charmingly vintage way. Each tube looks remarkably good, coming pretty close to real nixie tubes (also with a glowing font to match), while only consuming 5V of power, as opposed to the 12V that normal nixie tubes use. The LED displays are rated to last 100,000 hours compared to the 5,000 hours most Nixie tubes last.

See weather details at a glance

Track the number of your YouTube subscribers

Or view your online store’s PayPal balance in real-time

Or even let the Nextube become your trusty time manager

The Nextube’s open-source firmware means you can customize it to display everything from inspirational quotes to calendar notifications, email alerts, or even thumbnails from your camera roll. Three small buttons (fitting flush to the wooden body) allow you to toggle between the Nextube’s various functions, while the device itself can be connected to your laptop/desktop to fine-tune the behavior of your Nextube device and the readings displayed.

The Nextube’s six display units are also accompanied by RGB LEDs on the rear, creating an ambient backlight that can be adjusted to suit your needs. Each Nextube also features a built-in music-responsive spectrum analyzer, turning your retro display into a Winamp-style visualizer that responds to music in real-time!

With the Nextube you can access a whole host of built-in features or even tinker with the companion software Nextube Studio to create your own custom styles and preview them on device or even share them with the Nextube community.

At 7 inches wide and just under 2.4 inches high, the Nextube is a perfect compact accessory for any work desk. It comes with a walnut wood base, brass detailing and 6 LED displays that sit beneath their own individual glass tubes. The Nextube doesn’t have its own battery, instead it has a USB-C connector that allows you to plug it into your power strip or directly into a port on your laptop/desktop/multiport hub. It works offline and offers basic functions like clock, timer or music visualization and can even connect to 2.4GHz WiFi networks to access metrics like the weather, your camera roll or even stock prices and follower counts from different social networks access Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and TikTok.

A perfect desktop accessory for any tech enthusiast, the Nextube starts at $148 with worldwide shipping and a 1-year warranty.

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