If you’ve ever wondered whether you could spice up your early morning wake up calls and make them more interesting, you’ve probably considered one of the crazy alternative alarm clocks you see around nowadays. Things like alarm clocks that run away from you, that go off with a bang, or – my personal vindictive favorite – ones that make you do a complex puzzle to switch off the sound.
There is another neat way to wake up though, as long as you’re happy sleeping next to your powered up laptop. The Online Music Alarm service lets you set your choice of YouTube video as your wake up sounds, so you have a choice of anything from a Bach concerto to Lady Gaga and beyond. The interface is super easy, and although you can only set one alarm at a time, you can store favourites and reset times at will. It’s a nice idea, elegantly done and free of charge too!