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Best Travel Alarm
on November 10, 2009
I spent several years, off and on, traveling independently in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim, for months at a time. My constant companion in these travels was this clock. Every other travel clock I looked at was too big. This one is smaller than a credit card (maybe half as tall). It also has a built-in stand that folds away so you can stow the clock in your pocket (i.e., it becomes a pocket watch of sorts); as well as an illumination button for use in the dark, and an alarm that's loud enough to ensure you won't sleep through it -- no matter how tired you might be.
This is a simple item, with a few well-marked buttons and thoughtful design, powered by two common button-cell batteries. It's also robust. I was still using mine well after the labels had worn off. One day, about six years after I bought it, I heard something clunking in the dryer. When I looked inside I found the clock in a pants pocket, where it had been washed and dried. The crazy thing is, it was still keeping time! Who needs Rolex, right?
I'd pay about $25 for one of these. The fact they're under fifteen bucks is just icing on the cake. I doubt Casio still makes them, though, so buy while you can.