Sunday, September 30, 2007

Alarm Clock Phone

Getting up each morning to get to work on time is a reality for most of us. Although it’s been said that over time the internal clock within our body will wake us up at the same time each day, an alarm clock is a good back-up system.

When I was young the alarm clock in my home was my mother’s voice. She’d raise the call that it was 7 am and time to get the day started. Unfortunately as we mature, we have to turn to the world of technology to take over that job. In the world of alarm clocks there are so many different designs, everything from the standard round face bells to the alarm clock phone system.

I choose the latter for several reasons all of which boil down fundamentally to convenience. I don’t have a great deal of space in my bedroom so an alarm clock phone serves a dual purpose without doubling the physical space it needs. The alarm clock phone also has a radio in it so I can set the alarm to either a tone or the music of my choice. I tend to go with the tone because being awakened to blaring music can be a bit too startling.

I’ve heard complaints about the quality of the phone in some systems but I’ve never had a problem. The alarm phone clock I recently purchased came with a cordless telephone. This is great as I can lie in bed reading in the evening and if a call comes through I can answer it on the alarm phone clock and then get up and wander around if need be. The audio quality is comparable to the other phones I’ve got in the house so it’s not an issue I personally need to be worried about.

Finding one wasn’t difficult either. There were several local electronic stores that had a few different models of an alarm clock phone system to choose from. I wrote down the prices and specifications of each one and then did some research online. I actually found the same alarm clock phone that was available locally for about 20% less online. Even with shipping charges added in the alarm clock phone online was less expensive. The website offered expedited shipping so I had it in my home within two days.

It was very simple to set up. It did need to be charged before I could use the telephone to make or receive calls, but it took a couple of seconds to set the clock and determine how the alarm feature worked. It’s a great little machine and I’d honestly recommend an alarm clock phone to anyone.

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