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An alarm clock is a clock that is designed to make a loud sound at a specific time. The primary use of these clocks is to awaken people from their night's sleep or short naps; they are sometimes used for other reminders as well. To stop the sound, a button or handle on the clock is pressed; but most clocks automatically stop the alarm sound if left unattended long enough. A classic analog alarm clock has an extra hand or inset dial that is used to specify the time at which to activate the alarm.
Traditional mechanical alarm clocks have one or two bells that ring by means of a mainspring that drives a gear that propels a hammer back and forth between the two bells or between the interior sides of a single bell. In some models, the back encasement of the clock itself acts as the bell. In an electric bell-style alarm clock, the bell is rung by an electromagnetic circuit and armature that turns the circuit on and off repeatedly.
Digital alarm clocks can make other noises. Simple battery-powered alarm clocks make a loud buzzing or beeping sound to wake a sleeper, while novelty alarm clocks can speak, laugh, sing, or play sounds from nature.
Some alarm clocks have radios that can be set to start playing at specified times, and are known as clock radios. A progressive alarm clock, still new in the market, can have different alarms for different times . Most modern televisions and cell phones have alarm clock functions to turn on or make sounds at specified times.
Voted as the number one most annoying alarm clock, Clocky (top right picture), will roll off of the night stand, fall to the floor, and run around the room when you hit its snooze button. When the alarm sounds again, you'd need to get out of bed to find it and turn it off. Now that's an effective alarm clock!
Visit your local clocks shop or browse online and purchase an alarm clock today.You won't regret it when you're on time for school or work tomorrow morning!
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