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Nextube | A retro nixie clock inspired modern display


Nextube is a retro display that revives the beautiful warm glow of the nixie tube and shows you key metrics of your modern life.

Rotrics is launching Nextube, the first hackable nixie clock-inspired modern display on Kickstarter. It’s a retro-style modern display that revives the beautiful warm glow of the nixie tube and at the same time shows you important info for modern life.

Nixie tubes were introduced in the mid-1950s for numerals display but soon fell out of favor because of the new LED display tech. But as time passes, it is becoming a legendary symbol for retro tech lovers like us. They use modern IPS screens to revive the beautiful warm orange low of nixie tubes. And this isn’t just some exercise in nostalgia.

Nextube can not only give you the time, but also tells you the weather, shows you key metrics, changes your space vibe, and even visualize your favorite music. It’s a display limited only by your imagination.

Rotrics is designing Nextube as a versatile display for all kinds of needs. Beyond a clock, it is a reliable time manager, a smart weather station, a music spectrum analyzer, a social media tracker, and a full-RGB ambient backlight. For retro-tech enthusiasts, it’s a time machine that brings you back to the 60s. For up-to-minute technophiles, it keeps tracking important information for your work and life.

With the accompanying software, it provides tons of built-in display interfaces to choose from. It’s easy for users to customize their own displays. And best of all, open-source firmware is provided for higher-level customization.

Users simply love the design and functionality; the perfect bridge between ‘old’ & new. Like the aesthetic + the variety of display options and further customization with the use of customized firmware.

After the success of the first crowdfunding campaign, the Rotrics team hopes to bring Nextube to life through Kickstarter with this campaign.

About Nextube:

Nextube is a retro display that revives the beautiful warm glow of the nixie tube and shows you important info for modern life. It’s an aesthetic of the past, united with the tech of today.

Reliable time manager: manage the time you invest on tasks, allocate the time you work on fitness, control the time you use on cooking, or limit the time you spend on gaming. Get the most out of every second, and stay focused on your goal and life.

Dance with your favorite music: built-in highly sensitive rhythm module reacts to the music of any genre in real-time. In other words, transforming every tune into dancing light for simultaneous audiovisual display. A charming desktop decoration that brings your favorite music back to life!

Monitor your sub counts in real-time. Real-time social media subscriber counter for your Youtube channel, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tiktok account! An outstanding follower display for creators and streamers. Data is updating every second.

Weather at a glance: reliable weather forecast and accurate temperature/humidity display. Check the weather at a glance in the morning, get you and your family well prepared for the day. Moreover, make most of a sunny day, and manage more in a bad one.

Light up your space: customize your home with a full range of RGB ambient backlights. Change the vibe of your room for gaming, meditation, reading, and sleeping. In other words, make your home the coziest and private place for all kinds of activities.

About Rotrics:

Rotrics is formed by a group of experienced engineers and designers who have a passion for innovative electronics, robotics, and gadgets. Back in 2019, their first creation DexArm, the all-in-one modular desktop robot arm, was brought to life on Kickstarter by over 1,613 backers. Since then, the company has been focusing on creating innovative tech gadgets for creative purposes.

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