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My mum got me this for Xmas because I'm sooooooo crap at getting up in the morning, I'm fine in the summer because as soon as it starts getting light I wake up but in the winter I deffo need something more that my mobile going off to get me up.
This alarm clock costs about £5.00 and you can buy it from Hawkins Bazaar and I think other places sell it as well. It's an old fashioned looking alarm clock and has twin bells, but it doesn't make a dinging or buzzer sound when it goes off because the noise it makes to get you out of bed is a loud COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO.
Yeah, it's just what you want to hear at 7am! lol
I love chickens and stuff like that so think the picture on the front of the alarm clock is brill, the red colour of the clock means it will go with most colour decoration in any bedroom and it works by battery so you don't have to wind it up every night like most of these old fashioned alarm clocks. It stands stock still on my bedside cabinet and doesn't wobble or rattle around as I'm walking round the bedroom.
The alarm it self is quite piercing and will deffo wake up even the most lazy person, to test this theory I put it on my dad's bedside cabinet in place of his relaxing zen music alarm clock...... and I thought he was going to kill me! pmsl!!!
The numbers stand out good on the clock and the hands tell you the time, it's also very easy to set the alarm because you can see straight away which number the alarm hand is pointing at and it's even easy to get the alarm as quarter to or ten past the hour without having to guess at it.
This clock keeps good time and it's also good on batteries, I'm still using the same batteries as came with the alarm clock and I haven't had to replace them yet even though the clock has been used nearly every day for 6 months.
Recommended..... wake up feeling like you live in the countryside!!!
I'm terrible at getting up in the morning, I can set two alarms and will sleep right through them both. I was looking for an additional alarm to set along with my other ones and came across the Wacky Wakers cock-a-doodle doo alarm clock in Hawkins Bazaar for just £4.99 although it is also available from Amazon for £9.99.
I was drawn to the style of the alarm clock, it looks like an old fashioned clock with two bells on the top but luckily it is powered by the supplied AA batteries so you don't have to worry about winding it up every day. I've owned the clock for a few months now and not yet had to change the batteries.
The control knobs to change the time and set the alarm are on the back of the clock and are a little bit fiddly due to their small size but the clock is otherwise simple to operate. The second hand ticks away and is reasonably quiet but is still enough to annoy me when it is otherwise silent. You do have to remember to set the alarm every night before you go to sleep because unlike some electric alarm clocks it does not go off automatically every day but you soon get used to that.
The wacky wakers range of alarm clock all have a different animal noise to wake you up, mine has a cockerel which loudly crows cock-a-doodle-doo! in my lughole. The noise is very loud and manages to wake me up most of the time. It is an extremely harsh noise so it doesn't wake you up gently but given I could probably sleep through an earthquake it's just what I need. The noise is really annoying and I definitely want to get up to switch it off. The clock does stop crowing after a minute or two though and there's no snooze function if you fancy another few minutes in the land of nod. Where this alarm clock is particularly effective is in getting my daughter out of bed. When she is being particularly difficult in the morning I place the alarm in the room but out of her reach. The crowing annoys her so much that she has no choice but to get out of her bed to put it off!
The Wacky Wakers range of alarm clocks are ideal for someone who is looking for a back up alarm. They are stylish, affordable, reliable and make a horrible racket which will increase your chances of getting out of bed in the morning.
Twin Bell Alarm Clock with Actual Cockerel Sound