It's always difficult to rise on a Monday like today, especially by the hand of a screeching mobile device. There must be a better way. So, I did some detective work and discovered a few alarm clocks so cool that they're almost a pleasure to wake up to.

Karlsson's LED Cube Clock dims itself during certain hours so as not to disturb your beauty sleep.

The motion-sensitive WoodStation predicts weather in impressive detail on a veneer surface, but only when someone is there to see it.

Numbers LED Clock
allows you to arrange each digit independently.

Choose any fabric your heart desires to inset into the wood and steel frame of the Fabric Clock by Suck UK.

The gorgeous Nixie Desk Clock has an old-school electronic mechanism housed in a contemporary body, and will soon offer alarm capability.