By Andrew Liszewski
I think I’d be pretty good as a professional alarm clock tester. (I’m sure such a job exists.) Not only would I get plenty of satisfaction from a job that requires me to sleep, but it also puts my uncanny gift of ignoring even the loudest of alarm clocks to good use. And first on the testing block would be this supposed Neverlate Executive Alarm Clock, which includes a bunch of features designed to get you out of bed on time.
The clock has two separate 7-day alarm schedules, which is supposed to allow two people to wake up at different times every day. In reality though, it means one person will always be woken up before they need to. And if you find all 4 of the buzzers to be too annoying, you can choose to wake up to one of 20 preset radio stations instead. On top of that there’s another set of 7 ‘every day’ alarms bringing the total to 21. On the back of the alarm you’ll find a powered USB port, allowing to plug in and listen to a flash drive full of MP3s, or recharge a USB connected device like a cellphone. Most importantly though the alarm clock even allows you to disable the snooze button, for those who’ve become too addicted to “just another 5 minutes.”
You can find the Neverlate Executive Alarm Clock at ThinkGeek for $59.99.