The shape is not unlike a piece of cut bamboo and like all the best things in life, this little product has a dual purpose. Powered by an inbuilt rechargeable battery (USB charging cable included), one side is an alarm clock and and the other is an ambient light - just flip between the two. The alarm screen is dimmable so it won’t disturb your sleep and to turn off the alarm, just flip it over again. Modern and functional. Win, win.