Day before digital clocks came into being, anyone who couldn’t wake up on time used to buy this annoying stainless steel bell alarm that emitted a sound so shrill, it could be heard all the way down the block. But people traded the annoying sound of those alarm clocks with the pleasant and incessant beeps of the digitized alarm clock or even radio alarms that woke you up with the tunes on your favorite channel. Come the new millennium and the alarm clock of yore was replaced with the nicer tunes and sounds on cellphones. But, it seems some people still miss the ear shattering noise of the bell alarm and aren’t satisfied with the simulated sound recordings of the same offered in the market.
For these folks who want a amore authentic bell alarm experience without giving up their iPhone, Japanese company iBell has created the iBell iPhone Alarm Clock Cradle. The twin bell retro ringing alarm is offered in both original and Mini sizes and works with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Fitted with two bells that look and work the same as the bell on traditional ringing alarm clocks, the iBell and iBell Mini offers users the chance to dock in their iPhone or iPod into the portable device, set an alarm and sleep in peace with the knowledge that there’s no way on earth that you’d be able to go back to sleep once this alarm goes off in the morning. The iBell iPhone Alarm Clock Cradle and the iBell Mini iPod Touch Alarm Clock Cradle retail for $49 and $38 respectively.