Waking up to a blaring horn sucks, which is why many people use ambient light alarm clocks that gradually get brighter to ease themselves into consciousness. Want to wake up to a calming light and the soothing voices of Morning Edition anchors? JBL's Horizon Bluetooth Clock has you covered.
The $US100 clock is a lovely little combo gadget. In addition to the wake-up light, the clock also has a built-in FM radio and Bluetooth connectivity so that you can play jams off your phone. Additionally, the clock has a back-up battery system so that you won't miss your alarm in the event that power goes out overnight.
I hate alarm clocks and I rarely use mine these days because my phone has become my de facto waker upper. But for $US100, this speaker packs a lot of value into your nightstand.