Why Does Research Matter?
There are many reasons why you've decided to invest in an alarm clock. You may be a deep sleeper and want something that will get you out of bed quicker or you may be looking for something that will wake you up in more creative ways than playing a beep or your favorite song. Whatever the reason, you need to know the market before you invest and we're here to help. There are a variety of display types, brightness features Bluetooth and USB options and more to choose from. We compared alarm clocks based on objective features however you'll also need to consider your personal needs before buying. Read on to find our exactly why!
Why Was the CubieTime Alarm Clock Charger Our Editor's Pick?
The CubieTime Alarm Clock Charger is so much more than a wake-up method and priced at just under $60 it's great value for money. We loved that you can charge up to 4 devices at once which is probably one of the main reasons it's a favorite alarm clock for luxury and business hotels who deal with a lot of clients that need to wake up early to catch flights and for work meetings. We also really liked how durable the alarm clock is because if it flies off the bedside table by accident, no damage will be caused. What's more, no matter how little force you put on the snooze button, it works without fail so there's no need to worry about being late. It's also the same button that you use to dim the light and it's easy to dim the light completely if you need complete darkness to sleep.
Why Did We Enjoy Using The Ruggie Alarm Clock?
Scientists have proven that hitting the snooze button increases your tiredness levels. We love the fact that The Ruggie uses memory foam technology and plays a selection of standard alarm sounds or relaxing nature sounds to wake you up. The controls are easy to use however they're hidden in a pocket underneath the device meaning that you'll need to hop out of bed to reset it anyway. Another great feature is the fact that you can upload motivational sounds and messages to The Ruggie to play straight after the alarm is switched off, helping you start your day with the right attitude!
Why Did The SmarkShaker 2 Make It Onto Our Top Picks?
Whatever the reason that you need a more intense wakeup, the SmartShaker 2 is here to help. The smart design doesn’t mean that the interface is complicated at all. You can set up to 10 alarms unlike other alarm clocks on the market whilst also checking up on battery life and the weather via the app. The fact that it's portable means that you can take it around the world with you without even noticing it's there. All you need to do is slip it under your pillow and wait to be woken and there's even a convenient snooze button if you need an extra 10 minutes in bed. Moreover, if you're sharing a bed with your partner or live with roommates, you won't need to worry about disturbing them in the night as only your head will be affected by the vibrations as opposed to the whole bed.
Why Did We Like The Quirky Nimbus Customizable Clock?
We loved how easily the Quirky Nimbus Customizable Clock synced to both iOS and Android products. It uses the Wink app which pairs with the Nimbus by pointing your phone at the light receiver at the back of the device. Once it's paired you'll see a series of flashing lights which happens in no time at all. The weather and traffic features were particularly useful and accurate. It's much better to jump out of bed and glance at the weather and traffic updates without having to fumble for your phone. It was also great being able to check up on the status of our email inbox via this alarm clock however if you don't use google mail you'll be out of luck as it's the only mail platform that the Nimbus works with. All in all, if you're looking for a sleek and technologically in tune alarm clock without any special features for deep sleepers then this is for you!
For this comparison we debated a number of objective features such as display, aesthetic design, snooze button, battery, the alarm itself and other features. We decided on the CubieTime Alarm Clock Charger as our editors pick due to a combination of its high-level performance, and functionality as well as being great value for money. All of the alarm clocks we compared are of a high standard however if none of them tickled your fancy, check our in-depth review of the Philips HF3520 Wake Up Light!