NIX1 HD is a beautiful and detailed highly-realistic Nixie clock for the iPhone and iPad.
Cold-cathode display tubes, or "Nixie" tubes as they are often called, are glow-discharge indicators common throughout the cold-war era in electronic and computer display systems. Unlike simple neon lamps, Nixies can display one of a number of selectable digits or symbols. The nickname "Nixie" comes from a label on one of the early experimental tubes— NIX1, for "Numerical Indicator Experimental 1".
One of the largest and most beautiful of the Nixie tubes was the Soviet-made IN-18, which had digits 40mm (1.57") high. In more recent times, attractive and evocative display clocks are made using these vintage tubes and the companion CT-IN-18 colon tubes.
Features carefully-researched, high-resolution recreations of original Nixie tubes, complete with animated cross-fading, highlights, and accurate inter-tube reflections; configurable colon and digit settings (fade duration, blinking, 12/24 hour time, etc.); optional disabling of the auto-lock (always, or only when plugged in) for use as a desk, bedside, or wall display clock; and three colours of Nixie tubes to choose from (amber, ruby, and noir). The settings icons come up with a single tap anywhere on the clock.
This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.
Ratings and Reviews
We've been using this app as our nightstand clock for the last two years. It's beautiful and we've gotten several compliments. The only thing that would be better would be an actual N1X1 clock.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.