Brookstone Big-Digit Atomic Alarm Clock
Bought this 7 years ago for college, it worked great and served me faithfully until I gave it away to a friend. It's very sleek, classy and remarkably damage resistant considering I've dropped mine several times. The interface is simple, with a minimum of buttons. Changing time and setting up alarms is very intuitive. Pressing the screen to make it light up at night is somehow satisfying. Battery life is about 2.5 years.