By Andrew Liszewski
I rarely travel for leisure reasons these days, so it seems anytime I’m in a hotel room I’m exhausted from being at a trade show all day. And if it wasn’t for the hotel’s wake-up call service, there’s a very good chance I wouldn’t be rolling out of bed until mid-afternoon the next day. But I can’t say I’m interested in bringing that hotel experience home, which is what this Hotel Phone Alarm Clock promises to do.
It’s designed to sit on your night stand like a normal alarm clock, but it will actually give you a wake-up call in the morning complete with the option to press 5 for a ‘snooze call’ 30 minutes later. It’s not a terrible idea (though the built-in LCD clock is kind of small) but I have to admit the thing I like most about wake-up calls in a hotel is that they’re easy to setup, since you’re basically telling someone else to do it for you. The alarm on this phone however requires you to set it manually like with a normal alarm clock, which is not something I’m good at when my mind is preoccupied with sleep. Not to mention the phone also seems to lack the option for calling room service.
You can find it at Thumbs Up UK for about $40, but it looks like they’re out of stock until May.