I don't ever use an alarm clock anymore.  Instead I just set an alarm on my phone.  BUT, back in the day when I didn't have a fancy phone, I had to use those horribly annoying and loud alarms.  WORST. INVENTION. EVER.  Today I read about the "nicest" alarm clock ever, and it reminded me of the most ridiculous one I've ever seen.

The one I read about today will wake you up with the smell of coffee.  How?  It brews you a cup when it's time to get up.  I don't know how I feel about this.  Not sure if it would actually wake me up.  If it did, that would be awesome!!  Pretty expensive alarm clock though - starting around $250.

When I was in high school, I had a clock with 7 different voice alarms.  I think it was designed perfectly - for when one wants to throw it against the wall.  Here, take a listen....