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Travel Alarm Clocks - An Essential Travel Companion
A traveler may experience an uncomfortable feeling especially if he's on a place with a different time zone than they have back home. Every traveler needs his own travel alarm clock. Whether you are on vacation, on a business trip or for any other reason that you are traveling, an alarm clock is a very handy companion to tag along. This way you could keep track of your own time without depending on anyone else.
Travel alarm clocks should, of course, be portable. They should be able fit in your luggage without worrying that it will be broken. Another feature of your handy travel alarm clock is that the numbers should be easily read and at the same time they should be easy to set. This way you would save yourself from fussing around trying to set the time for it to alarm. The purpose of the travel alarm clock is to wake you up on time. So choose one that wakes you up with familiar sounds like beeps or rings. This way you know that the sound comes from the travel alarm clock and not somewhere else.
Travel alarm clocks come in different styles and features. Most of the travel alarm clocks for travel are relatively small. But some of them also come in like large pocket watch that flips open. This way the travel alarm clock inside is protected from bumps while inside the suitcase. There are small travel alarm clocks that look like cell phones too! Whatever the size of the travel alarm clock, surely, they always come with their protective cases.
Travel alarm clocks can be both expensive and cheap and are sold in all department stores as well as luggage shops anywhere. It depends on the taste of the traveler whether to pick a pricey or inexpensive one. The important thing is, it should function well and serve its purpose: to wake you up.
A special feature of a travel alarm clock is that you get to choose the alarm. There may be one that could record your favorite song that automatically plays on the set time. Other soothing sounds are available too! However if you're the type that sleeps soundly, a soft toned alarm clock is not for you. You better choose one that has a loud alarm sound to wake you up.
Never choose a travel alarm clock that has to be plugged in for you never know when there will be a power failure. If this event happens, your travel alarm clock can't help you.
These travel alarm clocks have their own setbacks too just like your everyday alarm clocks like the battery running out before it alarms or the "shaking" of the travel alarm clock might cause the battery inside to move thus stopping the alarm.