What seems so simple is sometimes anything but. The Sandman clock from Palo Alto Innovations is quite the cool gadget. It’s nothing fancy; it doesn’t play Bluetooth-streaming music, and it doesn’t have the one iPhone charger that will surely change in a year anyway. It has them all.
That’s why people love this alarm clock. It has a large digital interface that is easy to see from far away (don’t worry the lights automatically dim in the dark), but it also comes with chargers for all of your devices…to use simultaneously! No more scrambling for multiple power outlets or buying a power strip to hide away under a night stand.
What’s more is that this a great travel alarm clock because it is incredibly lightweight. I can simply plug it into the one wall socket found by most hotel beds and get everything charged at one time overnight. The power outlets are cleverly hidden in the back so that the clock does not appear cluttered.
There are four USB ports on the back, one of which offers a higher power charge. There’s an alarm clock with snooze function. This also allows me to unplug a hotel alarm clock, which I always fear is going to go off in the middle of the night because some are so confusing to make sure they are not set.
The Sandman clock retails for under $50 on the Palo Alto Innovations website and is a great addition to the frequent traveler’s arsenal of travel products. For those that like to stay put, it is perfect for a work desk because the charging cables are always neatly placed out of site.