For an alarm clock that has both amazingly functional aspects and awesomely cool design aspects, try this illuminating dry erase board alarm that is powered by USB.
Set the board to different colored lights and watch it glow with a vibrant neon display. Find yourself remembering tasks and ideas in the middle of the night and afraid you may forget them by the morning? Switch on the clock light and jot down all the important things you need to work on the next day and rest easy. It is also useful to wake up in the morning and see a list of things you need to do, a helpful note or a motivational message written in front of you.
The USB dry erase board alarm clock is a bright idea.