How about this GLOUE Travel Alarm Clock on Amazon for $15.99 with 5 star reviews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.️
It is stylish, dimmable (5 levels of brightness) and battery powered with 3 AAA or a direct 5V USB.
I don't own one, so I can't really say how good it is.
"Longitude" was first a great book by Dava Sobel.
Published in 1995 with an Introduction by Neil Armstrong. Armstrong's Introduction is well worth reading, as an astronaut he fully understood the extreme importance of position calculation when travelling through the void..
John Harrison ultimately received £20,000 - or about $3,000,000 current dollars, from the English Crown for his creation and fabrication of reliable marine chronometers which let English naval vessels determine their longitude ( East West positioning at sea ) to a rough accuracy of about 5 miles. This was very important because whole flotillas of English Naval Vessels had literally sailed onto the rocks due to their inability to determine longitude. Harrison's invention was life saving for sailors at sea.
You can see one of Harrison's chronometers today in Greenwich England. What a priviledge.
I photographed one when I visited Greenwich in September of 2011, on my way to Kenya for safari
Dava Sobel is a female author who has writen several interesting books revolving around science or science history. Wikipedia says she is also a chaser of solar eclipses, having seen 8 by August 2012. I don't know if she was watching the one I watched in Glendo Wyoming on August 21, 2017
I saw the movie many years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Michael Gambon is one of my favorite actors: if you haven’t seen the bizarre series, The Singing Detective, it’s worth checking out.
Okay, I’ve never been stylish with my alarm clock selections, but the reviews confirmed for me the wisdom of your kind recommendation. It has been ordered. Looking forward to a better wake up experience.
Let us know how you like it once you get it. I hope I didn't recommend a dud, but I'm trusting reviews on Amazon, which generally are true.
I received the clock this afternoon. It is tiny and now lies flat on my night stand. Very stylish and the night display illumination isn’t too bright so less likely to wake a spouse if you check the time in the middle of the night. The alarm sound seems loud enough at 60 decibels to wake you and the tone is less jarring than other alarm clocks I’ve owned. Controls are straight forward, although it took some rereading of the instructions to figure out how to turn off the alarm for the weekends. Tomorrow morning we shall see if it works as expected, or if I will be cursing you out for leading me astray. 😉
Okay, I’ve used it for two wake ups now and I like it. It lies flat on my nightstand so less likely to get knocked over in the middle of the night. The alarm light is low enough that it isn’t waking my wife yet it provides enough illumination to turn off the alarm: I usually first hit the big snooze button to stop the sound, which isn’t ear piercingly loud or brain jarring in tone; and then I fiddle for the button in back to turn off today’s alarm, which then automatically resets for tomorrow. My old alarm was too bright, too jarring in sound, and you had to switch the alarm off to stop it AND then remember to switch it back on for tomorrow. The new alarm is both stylish and functional, meeting or exceeding expectations.