The VOCO Clock
Not cheap. Reproduces the subtle wit employed by P. G. Wodehouse's most famous character--the valet Reginald Jeeves politely affirms the beginning of the day. 126 different wake-up messages in the reserved voice of Stephen Fry When the alarm sounds, Jeeves speaks softly as he assuages your displeasure that the morning has indeed come: "Excuse me sir, I'm so sorry to disturb you, but it appears to be morning... Very inconvenient, I agree... I believe it is the rotation of the Earth that is to blame" or greets you with "Good morning, sir... I feel sure you have slept soundly, feel thoroughly refreshed, and await the day with the anticipation of an energetic gazelle. If you are not roused sufficiently, a series of beeps will ensue A press of the rosette at bed time initiates a three-minute relaxation message with ambient music. Made of wood and handpainted in a subdued lacquer. A button on the back illuminates the clock's face.