Tube Time ($1.99) by Tobias Miller is an iPad-only clock display that puts all the others to shame. This virtual Nixie tube clock is so beautifully realistic that it would set Steve Wozniak’s heart all aflutter (the Woz has been seen about town with a clever Nixie tube wristwatch).
Created by the development team that brought you LiquiPad HD, Tube Time incorporates the same liquidity to this stunning imagery. Nestled atop a reflective water-like substance and below a starry night sky, the six hyper-realistically depicted Nixie tubes glow warmly as time ticks by. Time Tube will allow iPad 2 users to experience crisper graphics, an improved frame rate, and ever moving nebula-like clouds.
The clock can be displayed in either portrait or landscape mode, but landscape offers the ideal viewing angle because the tubes appear closer to the screen. You can also watch the first tube sink into the abyss if you happen to catch the time change from 12:59 to 1:00.
This is the most beautiful iPad display clock I have ever seen. The realistically reflective, ocean-like water below, and pleasantly flowing clouds above add a calming effect to those watching the minutes tick by. Buying this app will be the best $1.99 you will ever spend on a timepiece.