Pure's Chronos II gives planet a wake-up call

We wouldn't be without our trusty DAB alarm clock to spring us from our beds for another hard day's gadgeteering. But how much 'leccy is that little f

We wouldn't be without our trusty DAB alarm clock to spring us from our beds for another hard day's gadgeteering. But how much 'leccy is that little fella draining, plugged in all day?'Too much,' says Pure. It's launched a green follow up to its Chronos alarm clock that now joins its 'EcoPlus' line-up.It gets lower power consumption, greener components and environmentally friendly packaging to cut down on waste. While it's been at it, Pure’s also given the feature set a tweak.The Quality Street noisette triangle shape remains but it now gets an improved display that reacts to the level of light in the room; turn the lamp off and it'll dim itself accordingly.There are multiple alarm options for different days of the week and the volume now fades gently up as it rouses you rather than giving you a rude-awakening blast of Chris Moyles first thing.Last of all it now comes in two colours: white or anodised aluminium. Should go nicely with the Transformers duvet.EssentialsPure Chronos IIPrice: £70On sale: TBAContact: PureRelated stories:Intempo RDI-03 debuts iPod dock-and-DABPure builds the mother of all alarmsGadget of the Day – Bush DABCRO6CDWHT