The ware from December 2007 was a Philips AJL308 “Clock Radio”.
It’s a nice past-time of mine to go to the local retail store, buy something off the shelf that looks relevant to my area of interest, and take it apart. I did a little tear-down writeup which I share as a link with anyone who cares to read it; it’s a lot of words and images for a blog post. These days, an alarm clock radio with a graphic LCD screen is interesting from my perspective and I can learn a thing or two from the design choices made by Philips in creating a product like this. I saw it on the shelf at Meijer’s while I was doing my last-minute Christmas shopping, so I got one, took it home and plucked it apart. Yes, this is what I do when I go home for Christmas; then again, it didn’t phase my parents at all to see alarm clock guts all over the dining room table. It’s just what curious kids do, right?
As for the winner, it’s super-hard to pick a winner this time; so many thoughtful posts. I think I’ll have to go with Dave Z this time — he did get the answer exactly right; if it wasn’t for his third post talking a bit more about his analysis and methods for arriving at it, he would have been beaten out by some of the other quality posts that didn’t quite arrive at the right answer but had great insight. Congratulations, contact me for your prize!