Best Cheap Alarm Clocks: $10 To $50


Alarm clocks can be quite helpful companions, especially in the morning. But many of the alarm clocks out there become quite expensive, so we decided to look into and list some of our favorite cheap alarm clocks with the most features that you can get at the price, so without further ado, let’s get right into listing some of the best cheap alarm clocks between $10 to $50 that you can buy for yourself or gift your loved ones.

AmazonBasics Small Digital Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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A beautiful and graceful looking cheap digital alarm clock that you can rely on. This digital clock comes at a price of $9.99 as of now on Amazon, which makes it one of the cheapest clocks in this list. The clock has the following dimensions: 4.54 x 3.49 x 2.37 inches and has a weight of 0.51 pounds. Moreover, this clock comes with a built-in nightlight and comes with a full year of warranty, so in case if you don’t end up liking the product you can just simply ask for a refund without any trouble of any sort. The clock is without a without one of our very favorites when it comes to digital alarm clocks

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of a total of 5358 ratings. 73% of these ratings are 5 stars. Lets take a look st some of the things that the users of this clock have to say.

Chasing Phlanx Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Hubby and I have two different alarm clocks, and his started experiencing issues lately (not going off, going off randomly or at the wrong times, it was actually kind of hilarious). I bought this for him mostly because it was cheap and I liked the battery back-up idea. It’s a lot smaller than I anticipated, but that’s not a bad thing at all. It has all the buttons you could need and a nice crisp green display. It’s bright enough to read during day/night but not too bright that we have to cover it with a T-shirt like the old one (that one’s bright light kept me up at night!).”

Daniel Grayson Says: Gave 5 Stars

‘GREAT “CHEAP” CLOCK. Only issue is the buzzer. Only one level which is REALLY LOUD. I mean REALLY, REALLY LOUD. Other than that it’s a great little clock.”

Jordon Says: Gave 4 Stars

“For about the same price, you could buy a Walmart Onn brand or other cheap brand with more features like a USB plug in or fm radio. I had one that lasted about 4-5 years. However, this one is a great replacement. It’s small, but feels well built. Incredibly simple to use too. Alarm, light, time; that’s it. It’s also easy to turn or flip down, should you not want to stare at the numbers all night.”

Dauna Falds says Gave 2 Stars

“I like everything about this clock, it’s very basic. However, the alarm is very, very loud and there is no volume control. I will be returning it and getting another one that won’t scare the crap out of us in the morning.”

Jody Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I was looking for a small alarm clock without extra features I wasn’t going to use. This fit my needs perfectly. It is just bright enough for next to the bed. The alarm is loud. The nightlight feature is not very bright. It makes it easy to see the snooze button (which is what lights up) but I wouldn’t use it as a nightlight in the room.”


MiCar Digital Alarm Clock, Wood LED Light Mini Modern Cube Desk Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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A unique looking digital alarm clock that stands out without a doubt when it comes to the realm of alarm clocks. The clock comes with adjustable brightness levels that you can set however you like. The clock also comes with a whole year of warranty so you don’t have to worry about getting a refund if you don’t end up like this clock. Furthermore, this clock also comes with different color variations that you can choose from but each color comes with a different price mark. The prices along with the color are

  • Black: Available on Amazon for $11.99
  • Grey: Available on Amazon for $12.99
  • White: Available on Amazon for $11.66
  • Golden: Available on Amazon for $12.99

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4 stars out of a total of 1326 ratings. 59% of these ratings are 5 Stars. The reviews go as follows

Diego Cal Says: Gave 5 Stars

“It’s so cool! I’ve been looking for a nice clock for my nightstand! It’s really awesome just a block of wood that shows time, temperature, and date. At first it seems kind of small but it shows the numbers pretty big and I really like the size once I have it there being used! You’ll definitely need the manual to figure it out it only has 3 or 4 buttons on the back to set everything.”

Dono Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I was looking for a simple alarm clock so that my phone wasn’t the first thing I looked at in the morning. This clock fits my needs perfectly. It is small (about the size of my palm) and the wood texture creates a nice aesthetic. I chose the dark grey color so that the display would be easier to read. I keep it on the lowest brightness (0; the highest is 3) and have no trouble reading it, day or night. I love the option of an alternate display, which only appears when the clock is tapped, because light bothers me when I’m trying to sleep. There is a carousel mode that switches between the time, the date, and the temperature, although I prefer not to use it. Likewise, the clock can run on batteries, but other reviews say the lifespan is very short, so I just keep it plugged in. The clock can store three different alarms, another excellent feature, although there is no alarm on/off indicator. NOTE: there is no snooze button. I never use it so this doesn’t affect my review, but if this is a must-have feature then this clock is not for you. The only other downside is that in order to set the time, edit/turn on the alarms, etc. you have to cycle through the entire setting process. It’s not long or hard but it can be annoying. As for the construction, the clock feels more like plastic than wood. I have not dropped it or anything so I can’t speak for the durability.”

ET Says: Gave 5 Stars

“This is simple & stylish to me! Especially it matches my master bedroom’s bed frame so well🤗 My husband loves it too. It’s classic & displays date, time & also temperatures, which is a plus. The only thing is it’s much smaller than expected & lightweight. My daughter loves to play with it🤦‍♀️ I wish it could be bigger & heavier then she won’t be able to carry it with her so easily lol If you want a larger clock, this is not the choice for you(refer to my picture) But it’s cute, so I don’t mind😊”

George Says: Gave 2 Stars

“I bought this clock because it was battery-powered and I liked how it looked. It is very easy to use and I really like all the functionalities it has. It’s only downfall is it is SO BRIGHT. I turned the brightness to 0 and it is still too much. I started putting it face down when I go to sleep, but then that defeated the purpose of why I bought it (which was to be able to see the time when I wake up randomly at night). In the end, I taped a few layers of paper over it, still to bright, so I colored the tape red, it’s now the perfect brightness! But it no longer looks as nice….
UPDATE: I’ve had it for maybe 2 or 3 weeks now and the batteries have died already. There’s no reason for such a small device to go through batteries that fast. I ended up plugging it in with the power cable that was provided. Unfortunately, it was just the cable and not the charging brick so I had to buy a spare brick. I wish I had read all the other negative reviews before buying this clock, because a lot of them mention the same things I don’t like about it.”

Nicole Says: Gave 5 Stars

This clock does display the time very well, I love that the numbers are so bright and visible. It’s the perfect size. It has 3 alarms and it can even display the temperature. I use it in my living room so I only need the clock since I don’t have a time on my new cable box. It comes with a USB cable and a booklet with instructions. Very simple to use. Only thing is you need to have an adapter to plug the USB cable into and plug into the wall or it will not work. The USB cable is about 3ft. Long. If you don’t use the USB cable you can use 3AAA batteries. If you decide to use batteries plan on changing them every 3-4 days because the numbers are LED and the batteries will drain quickly.”

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GEARONIC TM Modern Triangle Wood ClockOpens in a new tab.

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Another great alarm clock that tells the temperature along with the date and the temperature and also functions as an alarm clock. The clock comes in the following dimensions:s 4.5 x 3 x 3 inches. Moreover, the clock also comes with a few different variations in colors but each color comes for a slightly different price

  • Grey: Available on Amazon for $16.00
  • White: Available on Amazon for $16.99
  • Brown: Available on Amazon for $16.99
  • Golden: Available on Amazon for $13.99

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 3.8 stars out of a total of 844 ratings. 55% of these ratings are 5 Stars.

Redmond Gem Says: Gave 5 Stars

“We are all so much more alike than were are different, aren’t we?! I was also frustrated by the “loss” of a clock on my cable box (finally ditched the VCR), so I started my search for some kind of solution and found other comments about this very same frustration. This is the PERFECT clock! The blue even matches the blue strip of light on the Comcast X-finity cable box, so it almost looks attached. I love that it plugs into the wall, or into a USB port. I love that it has different brightness settings. And I love that other customers took the time to share how to go about keeping the time “on” at all times. I’m so proud of myself for finding this little gem.”

Feline Says: Gave 4 Stars

“We are all so much more alike than were are different, aren’t we?! I was also frustrated by the “loss” of a clock on my cable box (finally ditched the VCR), so I started my search for some kind of solution and found other comments about this very same frustration. This is the PERFECT clock! The blue even matches the blue strip of light on the Comcast X-finity cable box, so it almost looks attached. I love that it plugs into the wall, or into a USB port. I love that it has different brightness settings. And I love that other customers took the time to share how to go about keeping the time “on” at all times. I’m so proud of myself for finding this little gem.”

Jay Says: Gave 4 Stars

I’ve only had it for 2 days but think it’s pretty cool. Everyone asks what I’m doing with this random block and then are stunned when I clap to activate it. To be honest, I can’t understand the instructions very well. It just kind of says “sound/motion activated” but doesn’t say what sounds or motions to use so, clapping right in front of it seems to do the job. I think that there’s a way to leave the display on permanently but is more interesting on the other setting. Keep in mind the digits are red but my photo made them look orange due to the sun setting.

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Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels (Original)Opens in a new tab.

This is one of the most fun alarm clocks out there. It not only is a great alarm clock but if your kid is a sleepy head and doesn’t wake up on time, this might be one of the best clocks. What it does is that it jumps and keeps running around whilst buzzing the alarm so the person in the room would have to get up physically and run after the clock. And catch it to turn the alarm off, sounds interesting right

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Moreover, it can jump up to 3 feet in height and can jump off of a nightstand. It also comes with a beeping sound and a super loud alarm. It is a great and helpful gift for deep sleepers. This clock costs $46 on Amazon as of now and is well worth its price. So do give its heading a click if you are interested in knowing about it more. Great as a present for people who have trouble waking up

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4 Stars out of 473 ratings. Lets take a look at some of the reviews to bget a better gist.

Jennifer Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Much to my son’s regret, I bought this for him. He is so hard to wake up. This clock is so cute and works well when my son does not turn it off. It falls off the table and he has to get out of bed to turn it off if he does not get up on the first alarm. Perfect for my son!”

GC Says: Gave 5 Stars

“does as advertised. I heard this thing from another room, and yet my son still sleeps…Pretty sure it is not the fault of the alarm clock, but my son’s lack of good sleep habits. I’d recommend it as I am pretty sure it would work for most people.”

Amy L Says: Gave 5 Stars

I was upset when Clocky arrived and I realized it didn’t come with the tiniest screwdriver to open the battery compartment. I went to 5 stores, and just before I was about to give up I found one. But it was worth the struggle! Once I got Clocky going and set the alarm, snooze timer, and turned the wheels on, I fell in love! No only is the alarm loud enough to wake from my dead sleep, it also helps my dog wake up… and she despises mornings just like me.”

Lisa Says: Gave 3 Stars

“As an incredibly heavy sleeper, I often found myself oversleeping because I’ve turned off the alarm without even properly waking up. So I figured I might as well give this runaway alarm clock a try. I had pretty high hopes for it and I have to admit I feel a little let down. The alarm isn’t particularly loud (the motor of the wheels are louder to be honest) but it does the trick of waking you up. However, the clock doesn’t run very far (at least mine doesn’t), so if I keep it next to the bed, I can easily turn it off without having to leave the bed (which in my case isn’t a very good idea because I’ll just go straight to sleep again). So I’m now keeping it at the other side of the room which would work just as well with any other alarm clock.
I mean, it’s a nice gimmick and it does the trick of waking me up but I’m not sure it was entirely worth it.”

La Crosse Technology 616-1950-INT

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A great alarm clock with a projection feature that comes at a cheap price of $21.73. The clock is made up of plastic and comes in a clean black color. The projection of this clock is quite adjustable as it auto-focuses and also comes in Rotatable direction (90 degrees). Moreover, you can set the time manually on this clock and the brightness level of the projection can also be adjusted however you like, as you have the option of choosing from 4 different brightness levels. The clock also displays the temperature and you can also charge your mobile with it

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.4 out of a total 554 ratings. 70 % of these ratings are 5 Stars. lets take a look at some of the reviews

Escape Says: Gave 4 stars

“Main display is really nice and on the lowest setting it’s dim enough to not be disrupting at night while sleeping, but still bright enough to be visible. Thermometer reads correctly. Humidity reads a few % low compared to my other meter – I’m not sure which one is correct.

Few small negatives:
1. The projection display is a bit fuzzy/unfocused on one side. Not sure if they’re all like that or just mine.
2. The USB charging port is very weak. I tried pulling 0.5A from it, and the voltage already dropped down to 4.8V. Alas, I did not buy this clock for its USB fort, so no biggie.

Robert Says: Gave 4 Stars

“I have been searching for a projection clock that was simple to use and functioned as I wanted. I have purchased and returned 4 of these clocks. I wanted the time displayed continuously (not have to wait 5-10 seconds to see time), to be able to rotate time image 90 degrees, to be able to adjust brightness of clock display and projection image easily. I did not want the atomic clock option as I have too many hills that block the signal, I did not want commercial radio or outdoor temp either I have other sources for that. I wanted to be able to easily set and adjust time. This clock has it all! So far I am very happy with it and I hope it is durable as well, time will tell!”

Diggy Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I am a nurse that works strange shifts that require me to sleep during the day. I have taken every mesure to ‘black out’ my room and have been pretty successful at it. I am also very nearsighted -5.25 in both eyes. I wanted an alternative to checking the time without turning in bed to find my phone to check the time only to be distracted by my phone. This is a God send. The light from the clock is just bright enough to project the time.”

VK Says: Gave 4 Stars

“Things I love:– you can control the rotation of the projection with a button so you can place the clock in whatever space you have available – the light of the clock is dimmable to nothing, which is great for people who can’t sleep with any light in the room – it’s wide and short so it doesn’t tip easily – easy to set up Things I’d like: – usb power instead of – there is a compartment for batteries which I have put in even though I have the clock plugged in. Yet, when my power went off, I had to reset the time. It would be nice for it to remember the time when batteries are inserted. – usb-powered (you can charge devices through a USB port but you can’t power the clock via USB)

All-in-all I recommend this, though I can’t yet speak to its durability.”

Digital Clock, Raynic 11.5″ Large LED Word Display Dimmable Digital Wall ClockOpens in a new tab.

A beautiful looking black alarm clock that has an LCD screen and would tell you more than just time. Moreover, you can use this clock as a desk clock or even a wall clock if you want to. The clock is made of plastic and requires batteries to function. Some of the features of this clock include

  •  Telling indoor temperature
  • ,DST,
  • 2 USB charging port,
  • 3 different alarms
  • 5 adjustable diming.
  • Displays the date and day of the week
  • You can adjust the brightness of the clock however you deem fit
  • Comes with an easy to read LCD display

The clock belongs to the “Raynic” brand and comes with the following dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches. And last but not the least this clock is available on Amazon for $35.99 as of now.

Reviews

The average rating of this clock is 4.5 stars out of a total of 927 reviews. 75% of these reviews are 5 Stars. lets take a look at some of the reviews to get a better gist

M Uddin Says: Gave 5 Stars

I have been looking for a desk clock that also displayed the temperature, so this fit the bill. It looks sleek with the digital display (which has a 5 level dimming option) which shows the time, date, and temperature that can be clearly seen across the room. Setting it up is superbly easy, since all the buttons behind are labeled accordingly. There is a slot that holds a CR2032 battery, which is not needed for the clock to operate, but rather for the time and calendar memory which is saved in the event that the power get disconnected (I personally have not installed the battery as of yet). The temperature unit displayed can be toggle” between “Celsius” and “Fahrenheit”, which you can easily change by just one switch at the back. There is also an alarm function, which I do not use, but have tried it out. You can adjust the volume, as well as which days you want the alarm to go off (you can select up to three different alarms). Finally, there are two USB slots to charge devices without the need of having chargers at hand. This is especially useful if you set up the clock on a desk. If you want, you can remove the stand at the back and mount the clock on a wall.

This clock definitely stands out from your typical ones, and has several nifty functions to go with it. Anyone purchasing this will not regret it.”

Joyce Says: Gave 5 Stars

“My power device for my LED clock in green broke twice by dropping it. So I gave up and shopped Amazon for a new LED clock with day, date, time and temperature. This one has white letters on a black background. It doesn’t bother me at night like the Green LED. The day of the week is fully spelled out. In short I love it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Jhon C Says: Gave 4 Stars

“I really do like this clock a lot. I hung it on my kitchen wall and it looks great. I hung it where there used to be a calendar. I am very happy with the purchase. it’s hi-tech design looks great and it can be easily seen at all angles from across the room. My only complaint would be the temperature reading. It’s not accurate. I’ve only seen it fluctuate between three temperatures. 80 degrees, 82 degrees and 84 degrees. However I have other thermometers in my kitchen. Those are accurate and never match up with this clock. It seems that anytime I buy an electronic device with a built in temperature gauge, it ends up being way off. I think the inner electronics heat up and make it inaccurate. So if you are looking to use this clock mainly as a thermometer, I would not purchase. However, if you are looking mainly for a super looking clock and calendar rolled into one nice unit, than definitely purchase!”

N Nick Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Loving this clock. So easy to set up and has a variety of brightness settings depending on which room you use it. For our bedroom I used the lowest setting and it is fine. Does not come with battery for backup (requires round disc type readily available in most stores) but would recommend using one as it is optional. Being a retiree can be confusing figuring out what day of week it is when waking up so this settles that. Highly recommend.”

The Lenovo smart clock

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This clock is a bit more than just an alarm clock and can also be referred to as a bedside assistant. It is connected to the internet and hence can also be used to check the weather and traffic whenever you go out. It doesn’t take much room and can fit anywhere you like. It also has a slowly brightening screen like in the Philips wake up clock. Additionally, you can choose from a variety of different wake-up sounds. It supports google services and can play Spotify.

It can also control your other home devices and is very easy to set up. Lastly, one of its biggest pros is that it is quite affordable. It costs only $46 which is nearly half the price of the Philips wake up light and comes with a great design which also gives a chic to whichever place you put it

But, it, like everything also has its share of cons too. You cannot make calls with it. Its audio quality is not extraordinary and could be better. Lastly, it requires a phone to set up

ORIA Digital ClockOpens in a new tab.

Another savvy digital alarm clock that you can set on your desk or on the wall. The clock has a 6.5″ large screen and mirror surface. This clock comes with 3 types of brightness settings, this clock is also very effective when it comes to sounding off alarms. The alarm is snoozable from anywhere between 5 minutes to 60 minutes. Some of the other features of this clock include

  • Comes with  2 USB ports
  •  CR2032 button cell can memorize all the settings (time, brightness, 12/24 mode) 
  • An elaborate alarm

This clock is available at a price of $14.32 as of now, it also comes with another color which is blue, the blue version is available at a price of $15.99.

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 3.8 stars out of 43 reviews. Some of the reviews go as follows

Lon Says: Gave 4 Stars

“i really like this for the price and how nice it really looks. i had it set on medium brightness but my other half apparently thinks that is still too bright. there was one level lower of brightness and that makes her happy. so i guess i’m happy.”

Nicole Jacildo Says: Gave 3 Stars

“Super light weight. Easy to see in the dark with adjustable lighting for the numbers. Love the black sleek look. Has multiple usb charging slots is awesome as well.”

Tucker Says: Gave 4 Stars

“hangs nicely on the wall :)”

Thomas A Says: Gave 4 Stars

“There is a lot to set up when all you want is a clock. The numbers are large and can be clearly seen from across the room. If you go to sleep and wake up a few hours later the blue light illuminates a room. It keeps good time and that seems like the main thing.”

DreamSky Auto Set Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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Another great looking alarm clock that you can have on your side. This alarm clock comes with two color varations that you can choose from Blue and orange. Moreover, as can be seen in the picture, this clock does way more than just set alarms as it also goes on to tell the date, day, the temprature, the humidity level. The clock also comes with 6 different brightness levels that you can shift between according to your demand. The clock is often praised for its big and clear display as it comes with a 6.6 inches large screen. Lastly, it is available on Amazon for $25. 99 as of now.

Reviews

This alarm clock has an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 496 ratings. 77% of these ratings are 5 Stars. lets take a look at some of these reviews to get a better gist of what this clock is like

Nancy Thompson Says: Gave 5 Stars

This clock has everything. Time, alarm temp, moon phase, date. It is big so you can read it without your glasses on.”

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Dorothy J Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Moved and changed cable companies. The new one dies not have a clock on the DVR. I kept looking for the time! I ordered this clock and it is great. Nice large display and tells me day, date, inside temperature and humidity. I think it has the moon phase too. I like the fact it knows what time it is all by itself .”

John Harper Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Can’t say much about this clock because it’s so simple and easy to use. Plug in the USB to a port or a wall adapter, and the clock comes on already set to the right time and date for your area. Put some batteries in it if you want it to stay on if the power goes out. Even if you don’t, it will just come on again when the power is restored and set itself to the right date and time. The blue LEDS are easy to look at and bright enough to see without blinding you. I also like the moon phase indicator, just because.”

AcuRite 75127M 14.5 Inch Large Red Oversized LED ClockOpens in a new tab.

A great alarm clock with a large display. It comes in four different colors of red, green, blue, and white, and the prices may vary depending on the color that you choose but only the red one fall under the category of under $50. Anyways all of them are extremely easy to read and will keep you aware of the day, date, and indoor temperature along with the time of course. It comes with a 9 ft long power cord and comes with a 14.5-inch display. Down below are the prices they are available for right now according to their color. The red-colored version is the cheapest coming at a price of $38.49

Some Reviews

It comes with 80% 5 Star reviews on Amazon from a rating of 2,615 customer ratings

AmazonAddict Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I wanted a big clock for my wall. And as you can see by the 16 ounce Coke bottle in the picture, this clock is huge! Other reviewer’s say it’s too bright. While I will agree it’s bright, you get used to it. When I first took it out of the box and hung it up, I thought it was too bright as well. But over the past week and a half I’ve actually had it hanging in my bedroom to test the brightness and haven’t lost one minute of sleep since I hung it up. That’s probably due to the red color. I think the blue would have kept me up as it would’ve been lighting up the room. If it’s too bright for you, just get some 20% limo tint from your nearest auto parts store, or here on Amazon, and apply layers until you’re happy. But if you like big clocks folks, this is the one for you, get it! :-)”

JM Weatherly Says: Gave 3 Stars

“The clock is perfect for wall-mounting or being placed at distance in a brightly-lit environ. The major issue I had was that there were no LED brightness adjustments available to knock it down a notch or seven. The clock was bright enough that I could see the demonic red glow of the LEDs from across the apartment. Other than that, the clock does correctly keep track of time and the date and temp displays work. As for me, I’ll be treating my clock to some major league tinting or breaking out “Ye Olde Soldering Iron” to add a bit of dimming action myself.”

Ninhydrin Says: Gave 5 Stars

Installation on the wall definitely requires some work unless you opt to put this on a desktop. But I wouldn’t recommend that because it’s a little bit light and the weight of the cord might yank it from the table. Choosing a location on the wall could be a little bit limiting as the power cable is not very long (3m / 9 feet). Standard heights of walls are usually 9 feet so the cable stretches just enough to reach the power source. Therefore, a location right above a socket is almost always imperative, unless of course you have a cord extension.

The LED display is definitely not as bright as the devil red eyes bright that the others have sworn but just bright enough to be visible during daytime or when the lights are on. Construction is not much of a standout as it feels like a cheap plastic and at times gave me the impression that it’s frail and easily breakable. But since it will never be touched again after installation, provided it was not damaged during handling, makes its cheap plasticky feel not that big of a deal. Although I would have been willing to spend a little more if it were made of aluminum or something sturdier.”

Mrs. Smantha Upshall Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Bought this item to have in my gym. It’s the perfect size and also displays the temperature, which is very useful. Very pleased.”

Ian S Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Bought for use an an industrial workshop, large enough to see from all round, very bright and keeps excellent time. So pleased I’ve just ordered some more for our other workshops. Delivered on time in first class condition”

Derek Furgurson Sas: Gave 5 Stars

“Great purchase. Big ,bright, cheap, quick delivery, happy days.”

DreamSky 8.9 Inches Large Digital Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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A digital alarm clock with large clear digits. This clock also comes with a USB charging port. The alarm sound is also quite adjustable and there is also an On/Off button which means that you can just simply turn off the alarm when you feel like it. The clock also comes with a great variety of brightness variations that you can choose from. This clock also requires a total of 2 AAA batteries to function. Last but not the least the clock comes in 4 different color variations that you can choose from Blue, Red, Purple, Green, White, and each and every single color comes at a price of $20.99

Reviews

The clock has an average rating of 4.7 stars out of a total of the rating of 1898 ratings. 83% of these are 5 Stars. Some of the reviews go as follows

Gayle Austin Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Ordered clock for hubby who is currently experiencing vision issues so I used the “go big or go home” approach. The numbers are very large (should not be a surprised as all dimensions are listed on site) but still … wow. Hubby put it all in perspective when he said it makes him think of the NASA countdown clock. So, it went from perfect to perfectly COOL. I was sure it would light up the entire room (it sits on hubby’s side) but actually it does not produce any unusual glow; don’t even know it’s there. It is a winner in this house … blast off to a happy customer.”

Clint E Dunham Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Do you need a clock that can be read by a drunk, legally blind person from 50 yards? Do you need a clock that does it all as a dystopian sci fi prop, night light and godzilla-sized clock? Thank goodness I got the soothing teal color, the red would make a room look like hell’s slaughterhouse. Not necessarily what I need to see on a 3 am bathroom trip. This resides under the TV in my living room and never fails to elicit a comment from visitors.”

Kim Says: Gave 5 Stars

Needed a clock for my bedroom and wanted something that I could see from across the room. This is perfect, Yes, I could have gone smaller, but kinda digging the bigness. Have not used the alarm yet, but the time was easy to set. I love the blue color. Was afraid that I got sent the wrong one since the box had red numbers showing, but opened it and plugged it in and it was right. Yea!

Update 7/7/2020 – I still love most aspects of this clock but when the power goes out, it sets an alarm, doesn’t keep the time (it has battery backup), and goes to 24-hour time. My other clock (same clock, different color, slightly smaller) doesn’t do this. I can reset everything, but it is a pain.”

Popinjay Says: Gave 5 Stars

“So I don’t know anything much about the alarm, but it was on there for awhile and was easy to turn off. I don’t use it anywhere near the brightness it will go to. It is a big number so without my glasses I can see the time at night. So it does what I needed.”

PICTEK LED Digital Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

A digital alarm clock with a clear LED screen. This clock comes with a  6-level display. The brightness of this clock can be easily adjusted and you can change the clock to the 12 or the 24-hour format however you like. The clock also comes with an alarm, the sound of which could is easily adjustable. Last but not the least, this clock comes in a total of 2 color variations, each of which comes at a different price

  • Black: Available on Amazon for $13.99
  • Red: Available on Amazon for $15.99

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.5 Stars out of a total of 2265 ratings. 74% of these were 5 Stars. Some of the reviews go as follows

Randy Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I recently replaced my cable box “Spectrum” and to my surprised the new cable boxes do NOT have an LED Clock in the front. So i had to find an alternative. Found this LED clock the other day and its perfect! I highly recommend it. I got the one with the white numbers so that it matches the cable box’s led lights. The new cable boxes have a usb port on the back so you do NOT need to buy an AC adapter for this clock. It brings its own usb cable.

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Stephanie Says: Gave 4 Stars

UPDATE: This update in my review has been updated due to the SUPERIOR customer service I received. Although the alarm here did not meet my expectations, the seller did reach out to me to offer me a solution. They sent me, free of charge, another model of alarm clock, which surpassed the expectations of the first and met all of my needs. It is VERY rare on Amazon to find sellers who are actually willing to work toward a resolution.

There were a few cons with this item. First of all it was VERY quiet, and the alarms are all very gentle sounding….they sound more like that of a sleep machine (birds chirping, waves crashing, gentle lullaby). Secondly, it comes with a USB style charge, but did NOT come with a wall adapter, meaning we ether had to sacrifice one of our phone adapters, or purchase an extra one. This seller does not offer free returns. We feel totally ripped off.”

Mary Says: Gave 5 Stars

“We wanted a basic digital clock to put on a shelf in our living room. This one does the job. It’s bright and easy to read from across the room, even if I don’t have my glasses on. It’s clean and simple to look at and it doesn’t have an excess of buttons and clutter that we don’t need anyway. It was easy to set. I had a drawer full of AC adapters, so I was fine with a clock that didn’t come with its own. I can’t comment on the alarm functions because we’re not using those–but as a simple clock, it’s working fine.”

Ronald E Michaels Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I was disappointed in the brightness of the clock but I am using it in a normally lit room. For a dark room or for sleeping it might be fine. My only reason to write this review is that it does not keep the same brightness setting. I had to keep pressing the button every couple of days to get back to the setting I selected. I contacted the seller and they replace the clock with a model that had a brighter display and that has made all the difference to me. Thanks for your assistance.”

Modern Mirror Desk Wall ClockOpens in a new tab.

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A graceful looking alarm clock that comes with a Unique Mirror Large Display. The display is so clear that you can see the time from 30 ft away comes with an alarm and a snooze button. The clock also has another color “white” too, but its price does vary by a bit, we will get to that in a bit. Some of the other features of this clock are

  • Dual USB Charging Ports & Battery Backup
  • Comes with 3 different brightness modes and a night mode, you can change this manually as well as automatically as well
  • Comes with two USB charging ports on the digital alarm clock
  • Made up of PMMA material, not easy to be broken, very light and slim

The black version of this clock is available on Amazon for $19.99, and the white one ( the one shown in the picture above ) is available for $20.59

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of a total rating of 519 ratings. 67% of these ratings are 5 Stars. Here is a look into some of the reviews to get a better gist of how this clock actually performs.

Lisa Says: Gave 4 Stars

“This clock looks beautiful in my bed room. My vision isn’t great but It is easy to across the room or while in bed without my glasses on. 5 stars for aesthetics but 3-4 stars for ease of use. It’s rather complicated so I may not ever try to set it and actually use it as an alarm but rather just a standard clock.”

Anna Says: Gave 5 Stars

“good quality product for the money spend. i feel my money found value”

Tia G Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I bought this for my daughter and she loves it. It is so easy to see with how bright the numbers are. I love the fact that it dimms as well. It was very easy to step up. My daughter loves that it looks like a mirror as well.”

Sage Says: Gave 3 Stars

“Great little clock for my office! Gave it 3 stars bc it arrived without the protective screen and the face is completely scratched up 😤 the sticker that holds the plastic cover (“peel here”) was missing the plastic cover portion.

Danielle A Says: Gave 5 Stars

“It’s extremely difficult to figure out the programing. It will keep going back to military time if you don’t program it correcting. It was just luck that we figured it finally and it stayed programmed.”

Reacher Small LED Digital Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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Coming with the following dimensions: (5.6″ x 2.9″ x 1.9″) along with an easy snooze feature, you can simply snooze the clock by clicking anywhere on the top of this alarm clock. You can also choose between brightness according to your preference (0 to 100% dimmer slide). The clock also requires 2 AAA batteries to function, these batteries d not come included. Lastly, this clock comes at a price of $13.99 which is without a doubt a very affordable price

Reviews

This clock is quite great when it comes to reviews, it has an average rating of 4.4 out of 2740 ratings. Lts take a look at a few of them.

Cait M Says: Gave 5 Stars

“When this arrived in the mail, I plugged it in and the screen WOULD NOT come on. I was bummed, but thankfully they include a little card with the clock on how to get in touch if there are any issues. It was fast and easy to report the problem and they promptly sent me a replacement that arrived super fast. The second one works just fine! I can’t speak for the alarm as I use my iPhone for that, but the dimmer is great! On the lowest setting it doesn’t light up my room at night which has been an issue for me with other clocks. But isn’t too dim with lights on in the room. Also it’s super easy to set the clock up. It’s nice and sleek and compact and looks nice on the night stand which is a plus as I didn’t want it being an eyesore or taking up too much space. Photo is of dimmest setting while lights on.”

Dane Says: Gave 5 Stars

“When this arrived in the mail, I plugged it in and the screen WOULD NOT come on. I was bummed, but thankfully they include a little card with the clock on how to get in touch if there are any issues. It was fast and easy to report the problem and they promptly sent me a replacement that arrived super fast. The second one works just fine! I can’t speak for the alarm as I use my iPhone for that, but the dimmer is great! On the lowest setting it doesn’t light up my room at night which has been an issue for me with other clocks. But isn’t too dim with lights on in the room. Also it’s super easy to set the clock up. It’s nice and sleek and compact and looks nice on the night stand which is a plus as I didn’t want it being an eyesore or taking up too much space. Photo is of dimmest setting while lights on.”

J Gillespie Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I received this alarm clock and was disappointed that it didn’t work when I plugged it in. So I emailed the company and they replied in less than 1 day, over the weekend, recommending to make sure the dimmer switch was up to high. It seems silly now but that’s all it was. Also the cord for the product is a bit longer than an iPhone charger cord which makes it actually useful when the outlet isn’t right next to the table. I’m glad I bought this cute clock”

EAAGD Electronic LED Digital Clock

This alarm clock comes with a great gracy look and makes the digits appear rather quite clearly. The clock comes in a 0 to 12 mode and a 0 to 24 mode which you can choose from. The clock is also available in 8 colors that you can choose from

  • red – $20.99
  • white and black – $21.99
  • blue – $19.99
  • green – $19.99
  • white – $21.99
  • orange – $19.99
  • black – $19.99
  • blue – $19.99

Also comes with the following features

  • 3 brightness adjustment levels that you can shift between according to however it suits you
  • Also comes with a USB or charging head for power supply connection

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.2 rating out of a total of 502 ratings, with 61% of the ratings being 5 Stars. Here is a look at some of the reviews

Robert J Says: Gave 4 Stars

I decided to go ahead and buy this to update the alarm clock in my room. I figured the large numbers would be easy to read from anywhere in the bedroom.Upon getting it, I realized that the dimming function didn’t do much, after one night with it lighting up my room, I felt like I was in the episode from Seinfeld where the chicken place drove Kramer crazy with its super bright red light invading his apartment.

I decided to take action, at first I thought I’d go ahead and modify the circuit to just lower the current of the LEDs but once I opened it, the beautiful board was clearly not going to help me trace any lines and I reverted to a much lower tech approach. The 7-segment LEDs has a diffuser which helped uniformity spread the light across the segment, so I just used some plain lightweight printer paper and doubled the material between the diffuser and the LEDs. So far the difference is notable, and I no longer wake up with the power of 1,000 suns illuminating the room.”

Mandi Says: Gave 4 Stars

“It’s big and works great so far… downside, it’s super bright even on the lowest dim for our bedroom. Reminds me of a huge fish tank glow. I wouldn’t recommend this clock for a bedroom if you appreciate darkness. Best for gaming room, living room, and offices… pretty much any place besides the bedroom…

Ford Says: Gave 4 Stars

“This is pretty cool. Looks great in the day light. The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is that it’s way too bright at night. I have a fairly large bedroom and it lights up the whole room at night. Yes I dim it to the lowest setting at night. Wish there was a way to manually dim this much more. Since it’s in a bedroom, it will mostly be used at night. If you put it somewhere that you don’t mind the whole room being bright at night, it looks great.”

Peter D Says: Gave 4 Stars

We got this as a night-viewable clock for my son’s room. It is generally pretty good, although there were two minor drawbacks to it:

1) The alarm-off switch proved a little small for a young, half-awake kid to quickly locate early in the morning. But your milage may vary.

2) This thing is BRIGHT! No matter how we adjusted it, this light was easily brighter than any nightlight we have ever had. You could probably read by it’s light. We actually had to place a thin piece of dark fabric over it to make the numbers dim enough for our kid to sleep. But in all other regards it has been a perfectly functional clock.”

Abble Says: Gave 5 Stars

This is exactly what I expected and I saw some of the reviews stated that it’s not that clear to read the time but it’s fine with me and better than I thought.

Well priced and I like the fact that the USB cable is connected behind the clock (not on the side) so it makes the clean look. The first night the clock was running 15 mins behind, I’m not sure if it’s because I removed the back up battery, so I put it back in and the time has been accurate since then 🙂 Not to mention the super fast shipping, thanks to Prime!!”


Oregon Scientific RM313PNFA New FLIP projection feature Self-Setting Projection Flip ClockOpens in a new tab.

A great looking projection/alarm clock that for people on a budget as it is one of the cheapest clocks with the projection feature that you can find coming at a mere price of $16.69. The projection feature of this clock shows time in the color red. You can project on whatever wall you like. The alarm feature of this clock comes with an 8-minute snooze feature. More importantly, this is also a radio clock as well which means it receives signals from atomic clocks to stay and tell the most accurate time. If you want to know more about what a radio-controlled clock is, we have a great article written on that too, you can give it a look “hereOpens in a new tab.” if you are interested. Anyways coming back to the point, this clock weighs 0.13 pounds and comes with the following dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 202 ratings on Amazon. 64% of which are 5 stars. Lets give some of the reviews moving on

D Carol Says: Gave 4 Stars

“I had the previous model RM313PNA for 8 years and it’s been our favorite bedroom clock because it’s so small, cute, and simple, and love the ceiling projection when peeking with one eye open in the middle of the night. However I always wished the projection was brighter because it gets washed out at sunrise as soon as a tiny bit of ambient sunlight gets around the window shades. So I compared the brightness of the old model with the new model, side-by-side. This new RM313PNFA is the one with the thinner numbers on the left, and the old RM313PNA with thicker numbers on the right (set to the wrong time because the auto atomic clock stopped working).

The new model appears around 20% brighter because the beam is more narrowly focused — more concentrated light. Here are some photos where I kept turning on more lights in the room. Both get washed out with about the same number of lights on. So it’s not a huge difference, there is still room for product improvement to make a brighter projection that doesn’t get so easily washed out with a little bit of ambient sunlight leaking into the room.”

Cheryl Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I bought this clock for its projection feature. I love that isn’t too bright at night as to disrupt your sleep. Yet, it disappears totally when you turn on a light. I have vision issues and it would be great to see the large projection clock at a glance while getting ready for the day. The accuracy is pretty good so far. I have only had it for a few weeks now.
Update: I still love this little projection clock. It keeps The time accurately. Not sure why there are negative comments. My experience is quite positive. Thank you very much.”

K. Zsolczai Says: Gave 4 Stars

“We had this before and when it broke (after many years), we bought a much more expensive unit from Braun for close to $100. The Braun was really nice. It looked great. It had adjustable tilt and brightness. You could project it to the wall toward your feet. After a few years that broke as well and we went back to this.

This little unit is a great value for the price. It would be perfect if it had tilt. But you can only project this onto the ceiling and it is also a bit too bright. Overall I do recommend this still but only 4 stars.”

Lazuritte Says: Gave 3 Stars

“I bought this white version as a replacement for a much, much older silver model that had lost it’s ability to project or light up. I was happy to learn the clock now has a “flip” feature that allows you to better orient the projected time onto the ceiling. Set up is easy, clock is attractive. I really have only one complaint, and it’s a big one. When the clock is plugged in, the display is *completely* unreadable, as shown on the right photo. Display is perfect when unplugged using batteries only (left photo). Logic would say just use battery power so you can read the clock, but the projection feature only works when the clock is plugged in! Annoying to have to constantly unplug it during the day so I can read it and plug it in at night so I can use it properly.

Also noticed that the snooze light is now blue and much, much brighter in this newer model. I personally would prefer a bit softer blue light, but it’s not really a problem.”

Mpow Digital Alarm ClockOpens in a new tab.

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A clean looking alarm clock that you can have right on your bedside. As can be seen in the picture this alarm clock comes with a blue LED display, the light of which you can change between 6 different brightnesses. Moreover, this alarm clock also offers 3 different alarm sounds that you can change according to your taste. The clock comes with a big snooze button that you can press with quite some ease, and the clock will be snoozed for 9 minutes and has the following dimensions: 7.87 x 3.82 x 2.17 inches. Last but not least this clock is available at Amazon as of now for a price of $17.99. It also comes within a grey color but getting that color is a dollar more costly as that color comes at a price of $18.99.

Reviews

This clock has the most overwhelmingly positive reviews when it comes to alarm clocks. It has an average rating of 4.4 out of 6161 ratings. 67% of these reviews are 5 Stars. Lets take a look at what people have to say about these clocks

Eine Kundin Says: Gave 5 Stars

“The clock has everything I was looking for: 24-hours dimmable display, three great alarm tunes to wake up to (I love the waves and seagulls – I actually leave it on a while after waking up, which I have never done with any alarm clock before!), very easy to understand manual on the backside of the clock, easy off-switch for week-ends, big display.

The only thing it doesn’t have is a battery back-up in case of a power failure. We’ll definitely be late for school if that ever happens over night. And some people might find the blinking dots symbolizing the seconds irritating. I don’t care about that, so the clock is perfect for me.”

Stan Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I won’t use the alarm, never have, but need to know the time most mornings and this clock, with the 5 brightness settings and simple structure fits the bill. Set it and forget it. The blue is therapeutic, even! I highly recommend.’

GN Says: Gave 4 Stars

“I like it. Sound is good, ‘dim’ facility is good and you can’t help but be able to read the time – great big digits. I’ve deducted a star because it is not the most intuitive to set-up or even use in day-to-day use – my wife still can’t set the alarm by herself. However, I can – knowledge is power! Seriously though, go with the settings downside and it’s a perfectly good radio alarm.”

JG Cooper Says: Gave 3 Stars

“This clock has 2 alarms, both with the choice of radio or beeper. The setting procedure is very complicated and you do need to read the instructions while you do it. If you want something easy to set, this is not it. The clock is very fast as well, gaining about a minute a week, but I havent bothered to work out how to reset the time. I just set the alarm later because I have worked that bit out! The radio works fine and it has both MW and FM but you use the same button to stop the alarm as to change wavebands, which is pretty confusing.”

Nola Says: Gave 5 Stars

“The numbers on the clock are large and bright. When the power goes out the clock does not have the be reset. These features are important to me because I’m nearsighted and we have frequent power surges here.”

Projection Digital Alarm Clock for Bedroom, Projector Clock,Large 7” LED Display&Dimmer, USB Charger

A great projection/alarm clock that puts on the projection time and you can command it to stop whenever you want. It can stay on for how much ever long you want. The clock comes with a 180° rotatable swivel projector and projects ultra-clear time which means that you can show time wherever and however you want. The level of light of the projection also comes with three different levels that you can choose from. The clock also comes stuffed with a great alarm that you can use which also comes with a volume button that you can adjust according to your need.

Furthermore, this projection clock also comes with USB Charging Port & AC Power & Battery Backup Settings and can display time in 12 hours or 24-hour format however you like it. Lastly, this clock weight 0.53 pounds, comes with the following dimensions:6.1 x 1.4 x 0.9 inches and is available at a price of $23.99 as of now on Amazon

Reviews

This clock has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 332 ratings. 62 % of these ratings are 5 stars.

Veronica kellly Says: Gave 5 Stars

“Great clock! Easy to understand and set times and alarms. Love the projection on the ceiling! Cool blue color and easy on the eyes. Great price and product!”

Susan Says: Gave 5 Stars

“This is really easy to use. I love it. The time has large numbers that are easy to read. If you are or have someone visually impaired,
it is easy to read. The only issue is that if you want to read the time on the ceiling during the day, you can’t. It is plenty bright at night. I can read it at night without my glasses. I bought another thinking ceiling time could be read in the day. No, and it had no focus for projection. Will buy this one again”

Gary Holt Says: Gave 2 stars

I would have liked this clock a lot (better than the other two projection clocks I own) if it could have focused on the ceiling properly. It seemed to have a maximum focus distance of significantly less than a meter (less than a yard), which meant that you had to have it pretty high up. And when it was that high up, the spot on the ceiling was too small.

So we just turned off the projection and use the clock as is. The clock itself is nice: big numbers for those of us who can’t see without our glasses. It’s dimmable to something reasonable. Acts like a clock. I don’t care about any of the rest of the features; my phone can do alarms, music, and all that stuff better, so I don’t want it in a clock.”

Wes Says: Gave 5 Stars

“I bought this for my camper because I don’t have a bedside table to place a clock. It projects on the wall and I turned down the brightness on the clock itself to the minimum so it’s not too bright. It works fantastic, I can read it in the middle of the night without glasses. If there’s light in the room it won’t work obviously, but at least then I know it’s morning anyway!”

Hopefully, this article was helpful in providing you some good suggestions for alarm clocks. If you have any clock-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to know why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!Opens in a new tab.“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devicesOpens in a new tab.

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A University of London’ student with a passion for writing. Clocks have always intrigued me and the importance that they have in our lives is way beyond phenomenal. So, on this site, I write everything about clocks, everything from answering any clock-related queries that you might have along with recommending some of my favorite clocks accordingly. Moreover, I will also be conducting some researches on clock related topics and sharing the things that I learn. So stay tuned to ohmyclock for all the fun clocks related content

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