Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Alarm Clocks: Amusing, Beautiful, Practical - and Furry

robot alarm clock

Alarm clocks are essential tools for many of us - so it's always fun to take a look around and see how many intriguing options are available. Want a robot? You can get one in blue, green, or red. Update on Aug. 11, 2012: You can find the latest version of the Tokibot clock at Perpetual Kid or

Swiss Army travel alarm clock

Want a gorgeous travel alarm clock? This limited edition Victorinox Swiss Army travel alarm isn't available until November 1 - but that will give you time to save up the $550 to buy it. [via Uncrate] Update on Aug. 11, 2012: This clock is now sold out.

simple small travel alarm

And here's a much less expensive travel alarm, designed for ease of use: the Jetlag. (You can also get it in the U.S. from Unica Home.) [via Switched On Set and Apartment Therapy]

And finally, there's the ever-popular cat alarm clock. For more about the kitty "early morning wake up call" - and cute pictures - read the story by the San Francisco SPCA.

Related Posts:
7 Alarm Clocks for A Gentler Wake-Up Call
Two Alarm Clocks With Fancy Scheduling Features
Clocks With Character
Clocky - For People Who Overuse the Snooze Button


Claire Josefine said...

Ah yes, the kitty alarm. I know it well. Have two of them, actually. I prefer Jule's snuggling up with his loud purr, asking for a good rub down, to Sam's incessant high-pitched Mee - ow. But the only way to avoid his nagging is to get up before he decides it's time. (Zachy and Ochosi have not volunteered for the job.)

Which of your cats makes the best alarm?

Claire Josefine
author of The Spiritual Art of Being Organized,
Earth-Friendly Organizing, and
Following Raven, Finding Ground: A Road Trip in Search of Home
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Jeri Dansky said...

Moonshadow is the one who wakes me up - 20 pounds of alarm clock!

Jim said...

Hi - can you please remove the pic. I have had to remove the CC rights. Thanks and apologies.

Jeri Dansky said...

Hi Jim: Done!