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Donna C
(leadfoot) - M

Locale: Middle Virginia
Re: Alarm Clock on 07/03/2014 07:09:07 MDT Print View

Hey Bob...this link has some alarms with button batteries, but some hold 2. I don't know the weight of the battery or these clocks. I just thought you might like to see them and maybe be able to cut something off the weight if they are more than your old clock.
http://www.independentliving.com/products.asp?dept=118&deptname=

Christopher *
(cfrey.0) - M

Locale: US East Coast
Build it on 07/03/2014 08:41:16 MDT Print View

This has "excuse for a new niche hobby" written all over it.

You could build it:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PlNQiXvsbPA&feature=youtu.be

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Alarm Clock on 07/03/2014 11:08:54 MDT Print View

"I don't know the weight of the battery or these clocks."

Right. Nobody does.

When an advertiser offers a product with no weight listed, I don't buy it.

--B.G.--

Sean Nordeen
(Miner) - F - M

Locale: SoCAL
Alarm Clock on 07/03/2014 11:29:30 MDT Print View

Since 2012, I've used a Timex Carabiner watch that weighs 1.4oz on my scale. I normally leave it hooked to the front of my back during the day, but leave it in my hat next to my head at night. The alarm isn't really loud, but it wakes me up.

http://www.amazon.com/Timex-T73751-Tween-Digital-Watch/dp/B001AZM33Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404408427&sr=8-1&keywords=timex+carabiner

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Alarm Clock on 07/07/2014 15:32:35 MDT Print View

I found a Sharp SPC446 that is 2.0oz on my scale with a CR2032 battery. It has a light and a thermometer too. You bump it on the bottom to snooze or turn the light on. Roughly 3-5/8" tall x 2" wide x 5/8" deep.

SPC446

Edited by dwambaugh on 07/07/2014 15:33:06 MDT.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Alarm Clock on 07/07/2014 18:15:42 MDT Print View

I almost bought that alarm clock just now (Sharp SPC446) until I read the Amazon reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp®-Digital-Travel-Alarm-Clock/product-reviews/B009O3SUQ0/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear1) - F

Locale: BPL purgatory
Re: Alarm Clock on 07/07/2014 20:58:41 MDT Print View

Interesting thread.. One of the things i really like about going out into the woods, is the experience of forgetting time (the marking of same) and the so called importance of same. As long as i have a general idea of when the Sun will go down, i'm good. I like going into that kind of no time state.

Always kind of assumed most others were like me in this regard. Learned something new.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPX48NpSRvo

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
This may work on 07/07/2014 22:28:09 MDT Print View

2oz with battery....vibrate or beep

http://www.maxiaids.com/products/10142/Reizen-Shake-U-Up--Compact-Vibrating-Alarm-Clock.html

And this one weighs 1.6 and works on a watch battery.
http://www.amazon.com/Westclox-Travelmate-Folding-Alarm-Clock/dp/B0000V157Q/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t

Edited by jleeb on 07/07/2014 22:36:16 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: This may work on 07/07/2014 22:32:44 MDT Print View

Jon, isn't this exactly the same one that was suggested two weeks ago in this very thread?

Two ounces is on the heavy side.

--B.G.--

Jon Leibowitz
(jleeb) - F - MLife

Locale: 4Corners
Re: Re: This may work on 07/07/2014 22:37:27 MDT Print View

Haha. I have no idea. Didn't read the entire thread. I've used the latter and it's a great clock.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
This one looks ugly! on 07/08/2014 17:19:34 MDT Print View

Well, I found another digital alarm clock that weighs 1.2 ounces. It has a hinged plastic cover to minimize breakage to the display, and I could probably cut that off to save 0.2 ounces or so.

This one does not look very promising. The brand name is "Digital Alarm Clock." I purchased it for $1.50 at the Daiso store. It uses a type LR44 battery, so it probably doesn't have much power for a loud alarm sound. Plus (I love this part) the instruction sheet is in Japanese English (mixed English, Kanji, Katakana, and Hiragana). There are only two button controls, so that means that the control functions are complicated.

I have several 2-ounce alarm clocks now, and I have a digital alarm wristwatch.

Too bad the old one broke.

--B.G.--