Selecting the Right Travel Clock

A travel clock can be a lifesaver for the business person constantly on the go. The right clock is compact so that it travels easily and is reliable enough to wake up the sleepiest traveler so that you do not miss an important appointment or meeting.

There are many clocks available from several well-known brands such as Bai Design, Bulova, Chass, Dakota Watch Company, Eagle Creek, Elgin, Equity, Howard Miller, iHome, Lingo, Oregon Scientific, SDI, Seiko, Timex, Westclox and Wincraft. Many are simple designs costing less than $10, but there also clocks with more elaborate features, but these come with an expense of up to $50.

For instance, Bulova’s Reliable II travel clock is enclosed in a black case with large numerals for easy reading. It also features a 30-hour key rewind and bell alarm all for around $25. If you prefer digital numbers, Seiko has the Get Up and Glow alarm clock. The LCD features an automatic calendar along with snooze optional alarm. The clock can also stand on its black metallic carrying case and the dial lights up when you press the top. This clock costs less than $25.

Most of the travel clocks you see will come with a brightly lit back display for easy reading. In fact, this is a primary feature in the Advance Clock Company’s travel alarm clock that not only has a blue backlight on demand but also a red flashing alarm for the deep sleeper. The 7/10-inch LCD can be easily seen and is protected by a cover for safe and easy travel. This product costs less than $10.

If style is important for you, then the Howard Miller Crescendo travel alarm clock may be right for you. This pocket clock as a sleek chrome finish on its round design. The classic hinged cap can cover the white dial with luminous hands. It also has a chime alarm function all for about $50.

Bai Design’s Rondo is another brand that carries cool round designs in colors such as black, chartreuse, gunmetal, red, satin silver, turquoise and white. This compact clock features a luminous dial and has a built-in circular stand that easily folds for storage in the leatherette slip case. Constructed of ABS thermoplastic and an acrylic lens, this clock can withstand the demands of travel and costs only $30. With so many designs from which to choose, you are sure to find the right travel clock to fit all your needs.