Some time ago I dropped my cheap Seiko alarm clock one too many times, and the pieces went everywhere. The battery cover on the back fell off if you touched it, but this time I nearly split the thing in half. So, I went on a lengthy and frustrating hunt for the perfect alarm clock. Deploying what most people would consider an unhealthy level of research for such a tiny thing, as is my norm, I trolled through best alarm clock lists on the internet, looked in every department store I could get to, and cruised the design blogs.
The thing is, how the day begins can have such a profound impact on the rest of the day, and I foolishly assumed such a simple thing as a good alarm clock should be easy and cheap for a designer to do. How wrong I was. Now, I’m unbelievably picky with the design of the objects I choose to surround myself with, and like any other, there are many things an alarm clock has to do right for me to consider it. (more…)
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