Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Want to wake up to a pleasant alarm clock - and have it look somewhat stylish, too? Here are some options to consider.
1. Zen alarm clock (shown above)
This is the one I've used for years, and I've recently bought a second one for my guest bedroom. Waking up to a chime is nice - or as nice as any alarm clock is going to be. There's a choice of woods and clock faces.
2. Bose wave radio
This is the other alarm clock I own - a quite wonderful clock radio. Mine is an older version, and the only problem is my cat sometimes steps on the buttons on the top, jolting me awake at 3 a.m. (This newer version seems to not have those top buttons.) Not inexpensive, but I think I'll probably own it forever. Other versions include a CD player, and there's a connect kit for your iPod.
3. iPod alarm clock
There are certainly more iPod alarm clocks, but I like the looks of this one.
4. Progression alarm clock
I don't know how well this actually works, but the idea is nice. Quoting the web site: "This clock uses a gradual increase in ambient light, stimulating aromas, and peaceful sounds from nature to awaken sleepers." It does look strange, though. [via popgadget]
5. Moonbean Clock
This clock also wakes you up to light - no aromatherapy, though. (It also has an alarm bell.) It's a nice simple look, available in four colors. [via popgadget]
6. Talking animal alarm clocks
This cat one goes meow-meow-meow, of course. In case you're not a cat person, there are eight other options.
7. Voco - clocks that talk
"Excuse me, sir. I'm so sorry to disturb you, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame." Wake up to one of 150 different messages. (There's a good morning, madam clock available, too.)