According to the kickstarter makers, “Nextube is a retro display that revives the beautiful warm glow of the nixie tube and shows you key metrics of your modern life”.
Basically, Nextube is a set of 6 liquid liquid crystal mini displays (IPS panels) that re-creates an old tube Nixie clock from the 1970s.
You can use it as modern digital clock with alarm and countdown timer or you can use the mini panels to display any information you want like weather forecast, track social media or even visualize your favorite music.
Last, it is possible to totally customize the display with the software provided. Also, the firmware of the device is open-source for farther customization. Check it out on kickstarter.com.