Runaway Alarm Clock ($49.95) by Hammacher Schlemmer. Having wheels, it "falls off the nightstand and rolls away after you hit the snooze button, so that you have to get out of bed to turn off the alarm." Unfortunately for the testers, it "crawled under our bed and was covered in dust bunnies by the time we pulled it out."
- SunRise Alarm Clock Junior (a mere $70) by BioBrite. "The light slowly fades at night to lull children to sleep and then brightens in the morning. We found that it helped wake our four-year-old tester, who is typically slow to get up in the mornings." How nice!
- And the most active one of all...or is it dangerous? Hammacher Schlemmer does it again with the Flying Alarm Clock, a comparative deal at $40. Beware of flying objects:
It launches a rotor into the air when the alarm rings. The wailing does not stop until you get out of bed, pick up the rotor, and attach it to the alarm clock. We thought it was a bit frightening. The rotor, which flew so high that it hit the ceiling, seems like it could fall on you while you are sleeping.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
For those who need alarm clocks...
...here is a synopsis of the best and brightest (literally!) of what's innovative in the alarm-clock world. What are these new, fun gadgets? They include