I've been looking for ways to un-tether from my iPhone, and one of the first things I wanted to eliminate was keeping it by the bed. I have a terrible habit of checking it just before I go to sleep, and I think it negatively affects my quality of rest. The problem is that I use it as an alarm. So I thought I would just replace it with that old-fashioned contraption, the alarm clock.
I went to Target, Best Buy, Costco, Home Goods, and I couldn't believe the ugliness of the average alarm clock. Too many look straight out of the 1980's with cheap black plastic and blazing red digital numbers. But I did some clicking around and with the help of the HH facebook page, came up with some decent options to keep by your bed instead of your phone.
(Note: before you purchase any of these online, make sure you check reviews and dimensions. Some of these are smaller than the photo leads you to believe. This can be a good or bad thing, I just want you to be aware.)
4. Phillips sunrise simulation clock. (Our bedroom has too much light for this to work, but I do love the idea.)
6. CB2 concrete around the block clock. (This is currently my front runner, I'll report back!)
7. Soundbot alarm clock. (I also really love this one, but the reviews were mixed.)
These clocks are really expensive for what they are, but they're very pretty.
Who could have predicted that finding a good looking alarm clock would be difficult? This is what technology has brought us, I suppose, less value on things that serve a single function. I think I'm going to try out two of these (leaving one for the guest room), so I'll report back if one is wildly better than the other.
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