by Lucas Lee
Setting alarms can sometimes be the difference between getting to a meeting early or badly being behind schedule. Thanks to modern advances, you don't necessarily need to own an alarm clock to use one.
All smartphones come with alarm features that help you wake up as early as you want every morning. But with smartphones comes different complications. For instance, there's the possibility of your device's blue light preventing you from feeling sleepy. There is also a fat chance of the various social apps like TikTok, Instagram, etc. making the smartphone hard to put down.
Fortunately, we don't always have to rely on our smartphones. Since more often than not, the different activities we carry out on it defeats the purpose of using an alarm clock. This is where projection alarm clocks come in.
With projection alarm clocks, you don't have to use your smartphone or smartwatch to remind yourself it is time to wake up. Most of the best alarm clocks on the market right now come with luminous displays that are soft on the eyes. However, as with everything in the tech gadgets world, there are different brands of projection alarm clocks. Each comes with unique features, most of which if we are being honest, are just gimmicks and unnecessary.
As a result, we have this guide for you to help you make informed decisions when buying an alarm clock. This guide discusses the top features in the 5 best projection alarm clocks on the market right now while also considering its price and user performance.
Of course, projection alarm clocks are very different from your regular alarm clocks. A Projection alarm clock functions like any other alarm clock. However, it comes with luminous lighting that lets it cast an image of the time onto your room ceiling or wall. Asides from not disturbing your rest while sleeping, the display also adds just a touch of class to your room.
Contrary to what you'll think, these types of clocks are affordable and cheap. Although some of the expensive ones do serve as gift ideas.
There aren't many projection alarm clocks that rival the Pictek Digital Projection Alarm Clock. It comes with a LED display as well as exquisite technology to enhance its usability and functionality. Added to the fact that PICTEK is one of the world's leading Alarm Clock producers.
This alarm clock comes with a digital display with up to 6 levels of brightness. This means you can dim the display light as much as you want.
The digital display is up to 5 inch which makes it suitable to check the time at close and medium distances.
You can schedule two (2) different alarms simultaneously on the PICKET digital clock. This makes it super handy for couples who have different sleep cycles. You can snooze for up to 9 minutes on the alarm. There are 4 different alarm tunes that you can choose from.
It is powered by AC electricity and comes with an efficient memory management system. This memory management system helps ensure your settings and customizations do not reset in case of any power outbreak.
It is not so often you get to see a projection alarm clock that can also monitor the indoor temperature without being overly expensive.
The La Cross Technology 616-1412 alarm clock, asides from being an alarm clock, lets you check time both in the 12 and 24 hours time settings. It comes with a 4.5v AC adapter. Even better, you can power it with 2 AAA batteries in case of electrical disturbances.
The angle of projections is adjustable within 360 degrees. You can also check the calendar date or week on the display. It has easily accessible buttons for each function or feature you want to use on the device. It also lets you snooze up to 10 minutes after the alarm rings
This alarm clock comes with so many features it's not so surprising it costs as much as it does. If you need weather checking machine, an alarm clock, a device to measure and monitor room temperature and humidity, this is your best bet!
It is perfect for couples as well as single individuals. It projects not only time on the wall/ceiling. It also projects the temperature, both indoors and outdoor, in soft red light. The brightness and projection angles are entirely customizable based on your preference.
It comes with remote sensors which let you gauge the temperature and humidity of different rooms in your home. It has a dual alarm system which comes with an auto-off feature if the alarm rings for 2 minutes straight. It comes with a snooze feature which you can turn on or off.
For heavy sleepers, the ROCAM 7 inch LED Display Projection Alarm Clock is one you must try! It works on electricity but also has a backup battery in case of a power outage. It comes with a 7inch adjustable display and can ring very loud.
Thanks to its 7-inch screen and 180 degrees rotation angle, you are guaranteed ultra-clear wall or ceiling clock projections. All its important features have been listed above for your perusal.
The Magnasonic Projection Alarm Clock (AM/FM Radio special) is one of the best value for money alarm clocks with projections.
It is best for people which vision problems as the projections are always displayed in large letters. The device also monitors the temperature. The projection angle is fully adjustable within 180 degrees. You can also set more than one alarm on the device if you want to use the device with your partner.
Asides from being able to select an alarm wake tone, you can also set the device to wake you to your favorite radio station.
|Name||Brightness level||Radio included||Temperature monitor|
|PICTEK Digital Projection Alarm Clock||4||-||-|
|La Cross Technology 616-1412 Projection Alarm Clock||Adjustable backlight brightness||-||YES|
|ROCAM 7 inch LED Display Projection Alarm Clock||3||YES||YES|
|SMARTRO SC91 Alarm Clock||Adjustable projection from low to high||-||YES|
|Magnasonic Projection Alarm Clock (AM/FM Radio special)||Adjustable projection brightness supported. No dedicated display dimmer||YES||Indoor|
A guide won't be complete without some tips on how to look for the best alarm clock for you. When buying a projection alarm clock, there are only four things to consider:
- Projection Angle: how much you can adjust the angle of the projection
- Screen and Projection Brightness level: How visible time is on the clock and how sharp the projected image is
- Built-in radio stations: whether the alarm clock supports AM and FM radio stations
- Battery backup support: Whether you can add batteries to keep the alarm clock operational after a power outage
- Ease of Use
That said, we have included a list of our top 5 best projection alarm clocks. Whether you are a light or hardcore sleeper, hope this helps!
About Lucas Lee
Lucas Lee was raised outside the city of Livermore, in the legendary Bay Area of North California. Lucas considers his family and researches to be most important to him. If he isn’t hanging out with his loved ones, you can almost always find him around his sweet little garden of fruits right in the backyard of his lovely home.