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DIY MP3 Retro Alarm Clock

DIY MP3 Alarm Clock (Image courtesy ThinkGeek)
By Andrew Liszewski

Don’t be fooled by the retro looks of this alarm clock. While it does feature a set of real metal bells, it actually wakes you up by playing an MP3 file of your choice. Hidden in the back of the unit is a 22 inch USB cable that allows you to connect the clock to your PC. Using the included software, you can configure the alarm using a small selection of sounds, or upload any MP3 file you want to wake up to. And by ‘any’ MP3 file I mean any file that’s under 45 seconds in length. It seems like a big limitation, since I maybe have a handful of MP3s that are under 45 seconds long, and I’ll probably never go to the trouble of downloading an MP3 editor just to make a particular song compatible with my alarm clock.

It’s available from ThinkGeek for $19.99. And as an added bonus they’ve preloaded a special ThinkGeek Monkey Song for waking up in true geek fashion.

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