Creative Uses for Old CDs #4: The Clock

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Last updated 1 December, 2017

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This company turns unwanted old CDs into custom-designed clocks.
Pic: Downsoft

iTunes, iPods, Serato, Traktor, Virtual DJ and even USB sticks mean music is moving rapidly to digital for both consumers and DJs. Of course, that means that the humble CD is less popular than ever before. There’s an awful lot of old, unwanted CDs out there looking for a home.

One company who’ve taken advantage of the situation is Recyclingcds.com, who are taking piles of unwanted little silver discs and turning them into special clocks, which can have a fixed design on them or any photo of your choice.

Powered by 1 AA battery and coming complete with a wall-mountable frame, these little CD clocks would make a great gift for music lovers everywhere, and they’ll even sell you a stand so you can put it on a flat surface as well if you wish.

Go digital and save the world
In seriousness, with every person on average throwing away 7.5 times their body weight of rubbish annually, and DJs with their piles of ripped CDs and unplayed vinyl adding to the pile of used materials that could be recycled, things like this are good fun and, I am sure, help in their small way.

Order from the company online, or alternatively if you’re ever caught on a rainy Sunday in a foreign city, I defy you to not find a similar clock in any of the tourist gift shops that act as shelter at such times…

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