For starters, our Talking Travel Clock is just the right size: it stands just over three inches tall, two inches wide, and less than an inch-and-a-half thick. It's got a small but sturdy TALK button on the top, which, when pressed, announces the time in a clear, concise female voice. For such a small clock, this one's got a surprisingly large speaker, and loud sound to match - so you can hear the time over the din of airports, train stations, or road noise. The three buttons used to set the clock are found near the base of the unit, and are easy to find, yet positioned enough out of the way so as not to be accidentally bumped. Your choice of three alarm sounds are available: cock-a-doodle-dooing rooster, cuckoo, or beep-beep-beep-beep. Finally, this clock operates on two AA batteries - which you can buy anywhere from New York to New Delhi; from Australia to Zambia!
(From the Talking Clocks shelf.)