Digital Clocks and Clock Radios
For years, digital clocks and clock radios have been getting people out of bed in time for work, thus saving them from the ire of teachers and bosses. While there might not be much to consider when buying a clock, some indispensable features, such as build quality and display brightness, keep some at the top of the heap.Digital
Most digital alarm clock radios have highly visible LED displays, which make it easier to tell the time when you’ve got sand in your eyes. Some have perpetually illuminated numbers, while others only turn on the backlight when you press a button. For instance, the Sony ICFC1 digital radio is a compact cube whose sides are loudspeakers. The numbers are amber-coloured and the controls are accessible from the top of the cube. Others like the Philips AJT5300W act as both a smartphone dock and alarm clock radio. It features universal charging with a dual alarm, FM radio, and digital tuner. Alternatively, the Buddee dual alarm digital clock radio features a simple yet bold display with classic red LEDs, while the Crazy Annoying Flying Helicopter alarm clock takes it to a new level by launching a noise-producing propeller in the air to wake you up.Travel Alarm Clocks
While you can pretty much use your smartphone as a portable alarm clock, having a dedicated travel alarm clock to keep you on schedule is ideal for some people. The LCD and LED displays allow them to be compact, power efficient, and effective time keepers for when you’re on vacation. Others have 2-in-1 functionality and act as both a flashlight and digital clock complete with alarm settings and world time. Models like the Casio PQ-30-8DF travel clock use a design reminiscent of the beepers of yore and stay compact.