Cool alarm clock recommendations?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mr99, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a really dated alarm clock and want something new, cool, neat. I am an Apple aficionado so maybe something that fits the theme, maybe aluminum, something Apple-esque. Under $100, maybe under $50 if possible.
     
  2. D.T. macrumors 603

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    My wise uses Rise (an app) for an alarm, pretty cool, not startling:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rise-alarm-clock/id577221529?mt=8

    I believe we scored it free through the Starbucks app, but it's only $1.99 :)
     
  3. Huntn macrumors G5

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    You have an iPhone? Use the Twinkle tone on the alarm. :)
     
  4. mr99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's neat but I want a physical alarm clock too.


    I like to have a physical alarm clock too.
     
  5. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    When I travel an old-fashion wind-up alarm clock is my backup.
     
  6. mr99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that's not exactly what I'm seeking.
     
  7. mgipe, Mar 12, 2015
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    mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    A used iPad mini or an Amazon Kindle Fire (can be had real cheap) makes a great alarm clock. Set it on an Anker Multi Angle Stand. I got a Kindle 7HDX for about $100 a couple months ago during an Amazon promotion for Prime customers. Makes a nice photo frame and alarm clock.

    Some advantages include
    Portable
    wide selection of alarm apps -- better than any standalone alarm clock
    battery backup
    automatic daylight savings adjustment
    network time accuracy
     
  8. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Just realize I wrote wise instead of wife, but she's pretty wise ... and pretty. :D

    I hear ya, generally our wake up isn't _that_ mission_ critical, plus I've formed a pretty dependable biological clock :D
     

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