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The best ... ingenious alarm clocks

A review of five new alarm clocks, including one that shines the time on the wall.

Kito Design’s Travel Alarm Clock
With only three buttons, this easy-to-use clock “takes the guesswork out of waking up in an unfamiliar place.”
Price: $24 Contact: Flight001.com
Source: Real Simple Travel

Sonic Boom
This alarm clock for those who just can’t wake up has an exquisitely annoying buzzer—and a strobe lamp. If those don’t work, a vibrating attachment can force you out of bed.
Price: $55 Contact: Sonicalert.com
Source: Esquire

Home iH9
These hi-fi speakers deliver clarity and power beyond your average clock radio. But this iPod-ready device is as much about maximizing “nightstand real estate as it is high fidelity.”
Price: $100 Contact: Ihomeaudio.com
Source: Esquire

DP200A Projection Alarm Clock
This alarm’s projector shines the time on your wall, so you don’t have to roll over. Just wave your arm to activate the “infrared motion sensor” that controls the snooze function.
Price: $130 Contact: Oregonscientific.com
Source: Popular Mechanics

Clocky
This “alarm on wheels” forces you out of bed to turn it off. At the appointed time, Clocky rolls off the nightstand, “beeping and tweeting like R2D2,” until you chase it down.
Price: $50. Contact: Nandahome.com.

Source: Chicago Tribune
 

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