$199 (about £135) coolestclock.com
What is it? Sometimes a name says it all. The Coolest Clock has no physical clock face, instead projecting the time onto your wall along with whatever else you want it to – the weather forecast, news, even Facebook updates. You can customise the face, adding photographic backgrounds or different layouts to suit your fancy. When’s it due? Clocking in by Christmas time. Why are we excited? It’s a beautiful take on something that’s often so mundane. Successful crowdfunding means its creators are looking to add motion sensors, so you can switch the clock on simply by waving at it.