design
Just Flick This Clock's Simple Face Switch to Activate its Alarm

Dieter Rams left a lasting legacy at Braun that still influences the products the company creates today. Just take a look at this simple analogue alarm clock, that's found a clever way to compete with all the other monstrous smartphone docks vying for space on your bedside table. Read More >>

gadgets
A Light-Up Alarm Completely Changed My Life

Slamming the snooze button over and over again is pretty much the crummiest, least restful way to kick off your morning, so consider this a public service announcement: A light-up alarm completely changed my life, and I think it can change yours, too. Read More >>

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Withings Aura: An Alarm Clock That Helps You Wake Up and Fall Asleep

Designing an electronic device to wake someone up is easy—it just needs a clock and suitably loud speaker. But designing a device that wakes someone up gently so they're not a tyrant in the morning, and helps them get to sleep at night? That's a challenge that Withings tackled with its new Aura bedside system that uses light and sound to make falling asleep and waking up a lot easier. Read More >>

design
Arcade Alarm Clock: The Konami Code Won't Buy You More Shuteye

It might have given you invincibility or unlimited ammo on the countless games that acknowledged it, but sadly the Konami code won't buy you a single second of extra sleep on this custom Xronos alarm clock. But the large scoreboard-like LED display and use of authentic console buttons will have you wondering if you fell asleep at the arcade again. Read More >>

design
Tangible Alarm Smartphone Dock: Shove to Snooze

It's early morning. Your phone is screaming at you. Unless you open you eyes and seek out some the right little virtual button, it'll never stop. But the Tangible Alarm could bring back the eyes-closes snooze-button flailing of days gone by. Read More >>

gadgets
Want To Snooze? This Annoying Alarm Clock Makes You Sink a Putt First

It's been a while since we've stumbled across an alarm clock that uses some annoying gimmick to ensure you get out of bed in the morning. But this £15 mini golf game trapped inside a plastic dome might actually be a less rage-inducing way to start your day. Read More >>

star wars
This Is the Alarm Clock Droid You're Looking For (At a Price You Definitely Weren't)

This isn't the first R2-D2-themed alarm clock to grace these pages, but serious collectors (and serious sleepers) might want to take note of this iteration. Made from the highly-detailed and accurate moulds used to churn out R2-D2 plastic models, this astromech alarm clock plays a symphony of Star Wars themes and rolls around your room when it's time to get out of bed. Read More >>

gadgets
Wake Up Every Morning With That Addictive Tetris Theme Stuck In Your Head

It took most of us well past the Game Boy's lifespan to finally get that amazingly addictive Tetris theme out of our heads. But if you miss it, you can re-kindle it—and all the frustrations you had with stacking tetrominoes—with this Tetris digital alarm clock. Read More >>

gadgets
Nothing Will Get You Out Of Bed Quicker Than a Roaring Wookiee Alarm Clock

An annoying electronic beep or the awful pop music played by your local radio station might help you roll out of bed in the morning. But if you really want to spring from your slumber, the roar of a Wookiee alarm clock and the fear of having your arms torn off could be even more effective. Read More >>

architecture
You Will Never Sleep Through This Hotel's Gigantic Alarm Clock

At first glance it looks like some hotel in Belgium has sacrificed floor space for a massive four-sided novelty alarm clock to attract tourists. But in reality, what you're seeing is actually the top of a clock tower with a hotel built around it. Read More >>

app of the day
Uniqlo Wake Up: A Better Way to Kick Off Your Day

Waking up to a buzzing alarm clock is sometimes the worst thing ever. It's a gorgeous day, the sun is shining, you're happy it's a new day, but the incessant, grating buzz kills your good vibes. But the Uniqlo Wake Up app for iPhone will get you started on the right path. Read More >>

design
Waking Up To Braun's Beautiful New Alarm Clock Would Make Mornings Tolerable

Thanks to Dieter Rams, Braun's classic travel alarm clock is still considered an icon of design. And while the company's newest digital alarm clocks might not be as revered one day, they're still a beautiful object to wake up too. Read More >>

desired
You'd Better Know the Access Code If You Want To Silence This Alarm

There are countless alarms that go the extra mile to get you out of bed in the morning. But none go quite as far, or look as slick, as the Ramos which can only be turned off from a remote keypad. Read More >>

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Daily Desired: You Can Tell This Beautiful Braun Alarm Clock to Shut Up on the Weekend

Alarm clocks—or alarm phones, if you wish—are a necessity, but that doesn't make me hate them less. During the week, I live and die by a buzzer, but on the weekend, I don't have to listen to no clock. Read More >>

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