Giant numbers make it easy to see without your glasses, and the spherical cover gives it a playful, mod vibe that kids might appreciate.To buy: $45, amazon.com.
Featured January 2012
Weird and wonderful. The digital numbers of this clock glow through a thin wooden membrane. Dims automatically from 6 p.m. till 7 a.m. You can even attach your iPod (that’s a speaker on the side).To buy: $96, 888-365-0056.
Nearly flat, so it won’t take up much space, it adds style to a nightstand and delivers a charming but persistent trill. Also available in black or white.To buy: $125, aplusrstore.com.
“Hello, Moshi. Set alarm.” Talk to the clock and she’ll tell you the temperature, record memos, and wake you right on time. The Jetsons would be jealous.To buy: $60, 800-846-3000.
This ruthless machine has three functions to rattle your senses: a loud beep, a blinking light, and—brace yourself—a disk-shaped shaker (far right) for under the pillow. Even works on teens.To buy: $63, amazon.com.
Incredibly lightweight and efficient, it has a cover that folds back into a stand. The face is easy to read, and its retro look is downright homey, for those who spend far too much time on the road.To buy: $28, thomasbai.com.See all Daily Finds from this month