Travel gear: An alarm clock that chimes in

Special to the Los Angeles Times

Here’s something to meditate on: a travel alarm clock that wakes you with a chime instead of a beep.

The Digital Zen Alarm Clock (from $109.95), which runs on two AA batteries or with an AC adapter, can be used as a standard alarm clock or set to chime at selected intervals, on the hour, or as a countdown timer or meditation timer. Available in a choice of hardwoods.

Info: Now & Zen, (800) 779-6383.