10 best alarm clocks

Take the pain out of an early morning wake-up call  with one of these stylish time pieces

Wakey, wakey rise and shine. If, in fact, the more likely scenario is waking up just in the nick of time for work, school, the school run or wherever else you have to be, then it could be time to invest in a decent alarm clock – unlike relying on your phone, it will add interest to your room, the battery won’t die in the night and you can choose to wake up to radio or music.

Whether you want something traditional or contemporary, digital or conventional, we’ve got it covered. What you won’t find in our list, however, are clocks that aren’t value for money, that don’t last, that have annoyingly loud ticks or ridiculously bright LCD displays.

So rest assured (sorry, couldn’t resist) you’ll find something here to suit your needs, even if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or need something to double up as a charger for your smart phone while you sleep.

Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys

Verdict:

The Gingko Cube is as cool as it gets in the world of alarm clocks. Then again, The White Company’s Small Karlsson Alarm Clock is also aesthetically pleasing and it is built to last.

Buy now

1. Gingko Cube Red Walnut, £28

2. Sony XDRC706DBP DAB Clock Radio, £49

3. Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30, £58

4. LEGO Brick Alarm Clock, £18

5. Lascelles Travel Alarm Clock, £40

6. Newgate Classic Alarm Clock, £19

7. GEAR 4 Halo 3 Alarm Dock, £69

8. HITO Smart Simple and Silent, £8

9. Roberts Dreamtime2 DAB Clock Radio, £43

10. The White Company Small Karlsson Alarm Clock, £35

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