An English butler to awaken m'lady

Alarm clock utters gentle British quips.

Good Morning, Madam Voco

Once the madness that is holiday shopping is finally over, what better antidote could there be than an English butler? The lady of the household can now unwrap one of her very own--that is, in the form of an alarm clock that utters gender-specific greetings.

Several months ago we were quite taken with the idea of being awakened in a most civilized manner by the " Jeeves " clock from U.K.-based (naturally) Voco, which featured scores of British quips from the magnificent Stephen Fry. Now a version for m'lady is available as well, with 150 or so salutations including: "Good Morning, Madam. A gentleman calling himself Mr. Cruise wishes to talk to you."

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