The Best Alarm Clock App for Android

A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download another one. That may be true, but if you’re looking for more features, more customization options, and more powerful alarms than your stock clock comes with, Gentle Alarm is here—and we think it’s the best. »7/20/15 7:45pm7/20/15 7:45pm

The Perfect Alarm Clock Orders Pizza and Counts Down Its Arrival

It turns out we’ve all been looking for the wrong features in the perfect alarm clock. Smartphone connectivity? An oversized snooze button? These stop being important once you realize someone has created an alarm clock that can not only be used to order a pizza, it can also count down its arrival at your door. »4/09/15 11:30am4/09/15 11:30am

Mattress Sensor Only Silences Your Alarm Clock When You Get Out of Bed

How many times do you need to snooze your alarm clock before you actually climb out of bed in the morning? Enough to be late for work every day, right? So while there are lots of crazy alarm clock designs out there that make it harder to snooze, the Chipper—which uses a sensor strip to only silence your alarm once… »4/08/15 10:00am4/08/15 10:00am

Hacked Alarm Clock Only Plays "I Got You Babe" Just Like Groundhog Day 

February 2 is one of the most important non-holidays on the calendar. You don't get to skip work, but when you get home, you get to watch Bill Murray in Groundhog Day again and again until the clock strikes midnight. And if you want to relive the film every day, Instructables has a fun hack that makes an alarm clock… »2/02/15 1:30pm2/02/15 1:30pm

Wake Up To the Super Mario Bros. Theme With This Alarm Clock

Despite an absolutely tiny and almost unreadable LED display used for the actual clock, there's nothing not to love about this Super Mario Bros. alarm clock that NCSX is soon selling for just $24. Available in either a Mario or Luigi sprite version, the question block cubes on the base are used to set the time and the… »1/12/15 11:13am1/12/15 11:13am

The Clip-On Clockety Turns Your iPhone Into a Projection Alarm Clock

When you wake up exhausted in the morning wondering if it's time to get up and go to work, the last thing you really want is your smartphone's bright display blinding you while you check the time. So the snap-on Clockety turns your iPhone into a projection alarm clock, displaying the time on your bedroom ceiling with… »1/07/15 6:42pm1/07/15 6:42pm

An Evil Alarm Clock That Only Uses the World's Most Annoying Sounds

When you're staring down a day filled with work meetings and deadlines, there's usually not much motivation to roll out of bed in the morning. So by blasting you with terrible sounds like drumsets and fog horns, this G-Buzz alarm clock uses negative reinforcement to make heading to work seem like the lesser of two… »7/11/14 8:49am7/11/14 8:49am

A Projection Clock That Automatically Adjusts To a Room's Lighting

By now most of us probably solely rely on our smartphones to wake us in the morning, but with their screens off it's not easy to quickly glance at the time in the middle of the night. So keeping an alarm clock on your bedside table isn't a completely antiquated idea, particularly if it's able to project the time onto… »2/27/14 5:00pm2/27/14 5:00pm

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… »1/05/14 6:00pm1/05/14 6:00pm

An Alarm Clock With a Feature You Actually Need: USB Ports

It's a hard pill for the alarm clock industry to swallow, but the fact of the matter is that we don't really need them anymore. Smartphones have been reliably waking us up for years now, and they do so much more. So kudos to the folks at Idea International for finding the perfect feature that keeps this bedside alarm… »8/16/13 12:40pm8/16/13 12:40pm

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… »5/15/13 4:40pm5/15/13 4:40pm