Sunday, March 20, 2011
If we must have alarm clocks in our lives, they may as well be nice ones! If you don't want to just use an alarm clock function on your smart phone, here are some other clocks to consider.
The one above is the Braun AB1 alarm clock - sold by Charles and Marie, whose web site says: In 1971 Braun introduced the AB1 Alarm Clock, designed to do what is required — keep accurate time and wake you up in the morning — no more no less. ... Now the last batch of the AB1 was recently sold and we got our hands on a good chunk of them. If you want to get your hands on what is undoubtedly the most quintessential alarm clock ever designed before they are all gone – forever – then act fast. [via Apartment Therapy]
For other Braun alarm clocks - including a voice-activated one - you could head to the Unica Home web site.
Thomas Bai also provides some nice, simple alarm clocks. This one is the pick-me-up, which Bai describes this way: This innovative alarm clock features innovative lift-light and lift-snooze technology that lights up the clock for visibility and turns off the alarm (snooze) when lifted or tilted.
For a very different type of clock, take a look at the Philips Wake-up Lights. When I first read about these lights, they weren't readily available in the U.S. - but now they are!
And then there are the novelty alarm clocks; I'll just share a couple that caught my eye. First, here's the dumbbell alarm clock, which reminds me of my personal trainer - and the exercises I need to be doing. [via Popgadget]
And for anyone who would rather start the day with a cup of tea than a cup of coffee, here's the Teasmade tea maker clock alarm. [via Unpluggd]
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