This cool alarm is powered by batteries so there no cord clutter. And most of the time, there is not even a time display. To check the hour, just clap your hands, snap your fingers or make another noise to wake up your clock. It works equally well as a table clock or battery alarm clock. A great bedside clock for anyone who is bothered by the constant night time glow of other clocks. It comes with an LED display that seems to float on the wood-like finish, this clock is a real conversation starter.