It goes without saying that an alarm clock is a crucial part of life, whether you are a student or someone who is out there working to eke out a living. The alarm clock helps you to roll yourself out of your slumber, and some folks have even gone so far as to come up with an alarm clock that will slap them awake, now how about that for creativity? Here is the Voltmeter Alarm Clock from novelty electronics manufacturer Awkward Engineer, where it resembles its namesake – that of a vintage analog voltmeter, save for the fact that it shows off the hours and minutes rather than a reading of volts and amps.
Now armed with an alarm function, the Voltmeter Alarm Clock can be set via a toggle switch (not to mention that it comes with a cool looking red safety cover to add to the overall feel of it) that is located on the side. The Voltmeter Alarm Clock will also boast of a custom-designed Atmel ATtiny microcontroller-based circuit board, an AM/PM indicator LED, an optional backlight on its display, and mode-select knobs right on top.
A USB cable will keep it going along, where it can be hooked up to a conventional outlet via the included adapter. The Voltmeter Alarm Clock has an asking price of $169 sans the backlight or $189 if you would like that feature thrown into the mix, with shipping tipped to happen some time next April or May.