gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Never Be Late With The Neverlate Executive Alarm Clock

The Neverlate boasts an alarming (sorry!) 21 individually customisable alarms each of which can be assigned to a different radio station. That’s 7 daily alarms for you, 7 for your partner and, presumably, 7 additional ones to finally wake you up after you’ve ignored the other two each morning. I think this more than justifies the name “Neverlate” and possibly even “Nevergetanysleepeveragain”.

As if this absurdly over specified alarm functionality isn’t enough to get you interested the Neverlate also doubles as an all-in-one speaker for your MP3 player which you can hook up to the aux-input. There’s also a USB port for you to charge mobile phones, MP3 players and other small devices off. You can even plug in a variety of USB powered nonsense into it, such as laptop fans, lights or, god forbid, christmas trees.

The Neverlate Alarm Clock also boasts a gradually increasing alarm volume feature to wake you up gently, and the obligatory snooze button if you flat out refuse to be roused.

Finally, the Neverlate brags simple operation which is something that even a technophile like myself would need in order to successfully set 21 separate alarms. All this for just £39.99 from You can’t say fairer than that! It’s even got a headphone jack!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008, Personal Audio, Timepieces.