Smartphones have changed a lot of things, and if you own one—and who doesn’t—you probably know how to use the alarm clock function. But while smartphones have several benefits as an alarm clock, not everyone uses them to wake them up. That’s because unlike your phone, today’s cutting-edge alarm clocks help us with everything from falling asleep once our heads hit the pillow to improving sleep cycles. We have five of these amazing devices on our list of Best Alarm Clocks of 2018.
Philips Morning Wake-Up Light
This might be the best alarm clock we’ve ever used. Phillips Wake-up Light is inspired by nature’s sunrise. It uses a distinctive combination of light and sound to wake you in a natural way. Which means you feel more refreshed. And the relaxing sunset simulation helps you wind down for sleep time.
iHome Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock Radio
Wake up and fall asleep to music with this iHome IBT29BC FM radio. Bluetooth interface lets you stream audio from most Apple, Android and Windows devices. What iHome calls the “Reson8” speaker chamber offers full, rich sound.
Using vibration instead of sound to wake you up, this wireless alarm fits neatly under your pillow. The alarm can be set by time and dateby pairingto your smartphone via Bluetooth.SmartShaker is the ideal wake up for people with hearing impairments.
CubicTime Alarm Clock
While it’s missing the convenience features of the other alarm clocks on our list, the CubicTime is a good choice if you’re looking for a hotel-style alarm clock and have devices to charge. It combines a modest alarm clock with the convenience of two USB ports and two AC outlets. Which means you can charge four devices at once.
Amazon Echo Spot
Having more in common with your home Amazon Echo Dot than a conventional alarm clock, the Spot is a revolutionary voice-controlled and AI-enhanced device that uses voice recognition to let you see weather forecasts, read music lyrics, listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Just ask Alexa!