European iPhone users woke up in a panic today, springing out of bed in an attempt to get to work on time. Thanks to a big ol' whoopsie from Apple, the alarm clock on iPhones failed to take Daylight Savings Time into consideration, and went off one hour late. Let's hope their bosses accepted that as an excuse.
Since Daylight Savings Time doesn't hit the States until this Sunday, Apple has a few days to fix the glitch, but if you're not willing to risk it, here are 7 alarm clocks that will look chic on your nightstand and are Daytime Savings Time reliable (as long as you remember to update the time).
If you're merely needing a substitute until your iPhone can get back on track, these simple Kvarta clocks from IKEA are only $3.99 and come in several different colors.
I love the old time-y look of this tabletop alarm clock from Bed Bath & Beyond ($39.99). It'll add instant charm to your nightstand.
The plastic covering on this clock from Partshelf ($39.95) will surely keep it protected when you accidentally knock onto the floor in a half-asleep blunder.
This vintage-inspired radio alarm clock from Urban Outfitters ($58) can also be attached to your iPod or MP3 player.
These chic ceramic alarm clocks from West Elm ($34-$69) look more like art than a utilitarian piece.
Even though it may still be dark out when you wake up, you can still open your eyes to dawn with this alarm clock from Walmart ($114). The lamp actually mimics a morning sunrise, and will reach full brightness at your alarm time. How neat!
The chic and sleek Seiko alarm clock from Macy's ($30) makes it easy to tell the time during the night being blinding.
Do you use your cell phone as an alarm?