Saturday, August 11, 2012
Still like to use an alarm clock, rather than just using the alarm on your phone? There must be plenty of us, because I keep finding some nice alarm clocks to show you. As Seth Simonds writes on Lifehack, "Don’t use an alarm that makes you angry." If your current alarm clock isn't working for you, here are some to consider.
The clock above is the one that caught my attention today, and inspired this post: the Tocky Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me alarm clock that "comes preloaded with wake up messages from Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell." I've mentioned Tocky before — it's an alarm clock that will "leap off your nightstand and run away to ensure you're awake" — but this new edition was worth the mention, because I'm sure I'm not alone in being a fan of Wait Wait. If you like NPR but aren't a Wait Wait fan, you might be interested in the All Songs Considered version. [via Cool Mom Tech]
If you'd like a calmer way to start your day, take a look at the Verilux Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light. The light gets progressively brighter over a 15-minute period; there's also a sound alarm, with a choice of natural sounds combined with music — "pond life harmony" and "songbird serenade" are two options — or the clock radio. You can buy this from Signals as well as directly from Verilux.
Want just a normal alarm clock — but one with style? The Arne Jacobsen alarm clocks from Rosendahl are worth a look. You can buy these clocks at the Scandinavian Design Center; the Station alarm clock, shown above, is also sold at the MoMA Store.
For a very different look, you could go for the German vintage alarm clocks sold by Berliner Strasse. There are 12 different designs available at the moment. [via Apartment Therapy]
Let's end with this gorgeous — and expensive — travel alarm clock from Pineider, sold by Pianki.
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