We have a soft spot for Yantouch’s lamps; they’re really unlike everything else out there. That’s as true for its new 2012 edition of JellyWake ($129) as anything else it’s put out. Unlike the previous version, this one is designed to serve primarily as a clock, with several notable changes that help it fulfill that purpose. You might still have a hard time finding it in the States, but design fans might want to seek this one out.
The new JellyWake’s body has the same dimensions as the old one, but it’s now wall-mountable thanks to a hole in the rear leg, and included mounting hardware. Numeric and iconic time markers are now printed in silver on the front of the frosted white shell, which makes telling time easier than before. The price has dropped, and the prior color-changing features have been toned down somewhat; JellyWake will still deliver a morning wake-up complete with chirping canaries and glowing lights simulating a 30-minute sunrise, though. A matching plastic remote is included in the box, making the clock and alarm easier to set.