Here's something to meditate on - a travel alarm clock that wakes you with a chime instead of a beep. And we're not talking about a recorded chime, but an authentic long-resonating acoustic chime set in a hardwood case.

The Digital Zen Alarm Clock, which runs on two AA batteries, can be used as a standard alarm clock or set to chime at selected intervals - on the hour or as a countdown or meditation timer.

The lighted display and control buttons are on the inner face of the hinged lid, so they're protected during transport. An AC adapter (included) is a nice battery back-up.

The case comes in two sizes, starting at 7.5 inches long by 2 inches by 2 inches (when closed). Available in a choice of hardwoods.

Digital Zen Alarm Clock, from $109.95 at www.now-zen.com; 1-800-779-6383.

- Judi Dash