Alarm clocks might be the most hated bedroom furnishing in the world. These devices are meant to wake people from peaceful sleep and get them up for their day at work or school. Most are mere clocks that display the time and ring or play music at the appointed hour each morning. Sure, no one would argue with their usefulness. However, many people have given up on their standard bed-side alarm clacks in favor of the alarm clock features on their phones, computers or even televisions. These cool alarm-clocks, however, prove that the dedicated alarm clock is not a thing of the past:
The Moshi Voice Interactive Talking Alarm Clock
Many people have done away with their alarm clocks because most of the options have annoying bells or beeps. That is not the case with the Moshi Talking Alarm Clock. You can wake up and get the latest information about the conditions outside without even opening your eyes. This voice activated alarm clock can share time and temp information with a simple voice command thanks to its state-of-the-art voice recognition software. The clock also has an illuminated nightlight. This clock is the perfect option for someone who wants a clock that can do more than tell the time.
Lily’s Home Starry Night Projector and Sound Shooter
This clock is perfect for children or for anyone who wants some music and lights to fall asleep by and wake up to in the morning. A projector on the top of this clock shows star-like patterns on the walls and ceiling while a selection of six different lullaby songs plays. This is an ideal option for children who are in the early years of the schooling and have their first alarm clock. This clock also has nature sounds, which can be set to wake up a person gently rather than with loud bells or beeps.
Princess International Flying Alarm Clock
Yes, you read that right: a flying alarm clock. This is a great choice for people who just can’t get out of bed in the morning. The flying alarm clock has a very unusual feature: a helicopter-like rotor that is launched from the clock when the alarm goes off. Attached to the rotor is a small key that is the only way to turn off the alarm. So in order to stop the beeping, a person has to get up and grab the key from the rotor in a far corner of the room before they can turn off the alarm. No, this is not a wake-up-gently alarm clock, but if you need a jolt to get out of bed in the morning, then this clock might be a great option for you.
Sharper Image Sound Soother Alarm Clock
Quality is very important when it comes to an alarm clock. Get something that isn’t high quality and isn’t built to last and you will end up oversleeping. The Sharper Image Sound Soother is a great choice for people who are concerned about quality. It is also one of the better dedicated alarm clocks for people who want to wake up gently in the morning. This clock has 20 different sounds that can enhance relaxation (good for “white-noise” as well as for a gentle wake-up call). There is also a beep tone for people who need more than a gentle nudge to get out of bed in the morning. Other features like an automatic time reset (useful for power outages) and dual alarm settings really make this a great tool for people who want a dedicated alarm clock on their bedside table. Of course, like many Sharper Image products, it is a good choice for style-conscious people as well.