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I need a new alarm clock. ><

The one I have now is one I've had for years, and over the past 2 years it's gotten... well, iffy, especially when it's humid outside. Sometimes the buttons don't work right, or don't do what you expect them to. The last straw, though, is that the snooze button now turns the thing off, which is not a good thing.

When it started acting weird, I did buy a new one, but it's one that sets itself (bad, because later I found that I need one to always be about 30 minutes ahead), and it only has one alarm time, and I need two. I need the buzzer to go off at least 30 minutes before I plan to get up (ideally, an hour before, but with the clock reading 30 minutes before), and the radio to come on (AM reception is important here, because it must be talking and not music) about an hour before that. Also, I'm horribly picky about the buzzer. I need the beepy sort that is medium volume and insistent, rather than an obnoxious sound or one that simply wails at you until you turn it off. The buzzer on this new one is less than ideal, and its snooze is a set 10-minute delay. I prefer either a shorter delay than that (current broken clock's snooze delay was 7 minutes), or one that shortens its delay with every press.

So I'll be shopping for a new alarm clock, maybe tonight. Anybody got any suggestions?
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valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Tuesday 11th July 2006 20.05 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, from looking online, GE has several models that feature a gradually increasing volume. I'll be looking into those, I think. I just know that I've had Emerson and Sony clocks in the past, and they didn't get me out of bed.