Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Don't panic! It's the test card clock


My best friend has set the "BLARM BLARM BLARM" nuclear warning-type noise as her morning alarm on her iPhone. Why an earth would she do such a thing? Because, apparently, when you wake up thinking the world is ending, everything is a step up. Even a rainy Monday.

With that in mind, here's the brilliant test card clock from Urban Outfitters (£35), with that classic colour-block TV test card design. The test card was meant to flash up when programmes had gone off the air, there was a fault or, presumably, full-scale nuclear war had broken out.

But, 'spretty. And though it comes with a certain illegibility, who needs a clock that you can actually use to tell the time?

We all have iPhones for that now, right?

4 comments:

  1. haha my boyfriend has the same alarm on his iphone. The first time it happened I jumped out of bed screaming and he had to be like "EVERYTHING is fine, we're not being fire bombed! It's ok it's ok..."

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  2. I use that sound as my ringtone and I'm gradually collcting pictures of my friends looking shocked to use as the screenshots for them. That way I get a visual of panic to go with the sound!

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  3. I have fond memories of the test card and love the clock!

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  4. I have the scary alarm sound on my phone too. Because nothing else has a chance of waking me up from my beauty sleep.

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