Most people have alarm clocks in their homes these days and for good reasons given how useful they’ve proven themselves to be over the years. They did, however, evolve quite a lot since the days of mechanical, turnable clocks. In fact, some modern alarm clocks are so advanced from a technological standpoint that they serve purposes unrelated to what an alarm clock would traditionally do.
As we are about to find out, some of these clocks have built-in radios, projectors, LED displays, and even adjustable light settings. To cut a long story short, here are the ten best alarm clocks the market has to offer at this point in time.
Best Alarm Clocks 2017
10OnLyee 1.8-inch LED Dimmable Projection Alarm Clock
There is no better way to check the time at night than from a soothing alarm clock projection on the ceiling rather than having to turn your neck around. The 1.8-inch LED display of the alarm clock is also sufficient and dimmable to a suitable brightness in the dark. It comes with an inbuilt AM/FM radio to allow you to listen to your favorite songs before you sleep. You can also charge your phone right by your bedside for more convenience while you sleep. Other features include a battery backup mechanism that automatically switches to battery power when the power goes out to prevent the alarm from resetting itself.
9iHome iBT29BC Color Changing Bluetooth Alarm Clock
This alarm clock doubles as a wonderful Bluetooth speaker that allows you to stream music straight from your Bluetooth-enabled device with pure audio clarity. It also comes with a USB charging port that allows you to keep your phones, tablets and power banks charged while you sleep. This alarm clock also features a stylish color-switchable LED alarm display and a built-in microphone that enables its speakerphone functionality. It also comes with AM/FM radio with 6 pre-installed presets.
8Emerson CKS1708 Smart Set Radio Alarm Clock
A self-resetting alarm clock is recommended if power outages constantly mess up your alarm settings. This is why the Emerson CKS1708 alarm clock comes with SmartSet technology that lets itself down to the last second even after an abrupt power interruption. It comes with an inbuilt FM radio, a large LED display and customized programmable modes that let you set alarms as you prefer. A USB output allows you to charge your mobile devices at the nightstand while you sleep.
7Timex T128B6 Dual Alarm Clock with Night Light and USB Charging
Every bedside alarm clock should serve you in more ways than just one, which is what the Timex T128B6 dual alarm clock looks to achieve with its feature-packed design. It has a LED night light, a USB output for charging your mobile devices, two separate alarms and a lithium backup battery that keeps it on during power outages, making sure you never miss your early morning wake-up calls ever again.
6Mesqool AM/FM Dimmable Projection Dual Alarm Clock
This alarm clock allows you to project the time on the wall or the ceiling of your room easily using the 180-degree swivel for stress-free viewing. It features a 1.8-inch LED display with dimmable brightness for optimum viewing in the dark. It also has two independent alarm clock functions that allow you to set separate alarms on the same device. Other features include a USB output for charging, a digital AM/FM radio and a backup battery that keeps it on during power outages.
5Sony ICFC1 Alarm Clock Radio
The simple cubic design of this premium-looking Sony alarm clock makes for a neat and clutter-free nightstand. Its compact build also incorporates all the necessary buttons on top of the alarm clock while a crisp LED display shows you the time in large, easy-to-read digits. You will be delighted with the gradual alarm function of this alarm clock which wakes you up by gently increasing the volume of the designated alarm sound until you wake up. Other features include adjustable brightness control, AM/FM radio, and a backup battery.
4Homtime Multi-Function Alarm Clock
The large LCD display of this alarm clock lets you view the time in crisp clarity. It is easy to set using a rotary button that simply requires a bit of twisting and turning. It features a gradual wake up feature that gently pulls you from slumber every morning. Furthermore, this alarm clock also comes with an indoor thermostat, a backup battery and a dual USB port that allows you to charge your devices.
3RCA Digital Alarm Clock with Night Light
The RCA digital alarm clock is simple but gets the job done. It comes with an inbuilt LED nightlight that makes it suitable for the children’s room. In addition, its simple interface and convenient button placement let you operate it quite easily. Not only that but this alarm clock also features a backup battery that keeps it on through power outages, a feature that will definitely prove itself useful in the long run.
2RCA Digital Alarm Clock with 1.4-inch Display
The non-complicated design of this alarm clock makes it perfect for people who just need something to wake them up on time without fail. A battery backup ensures that your regular alarm settings are not lost in case of accidental power disruptions. The alarm clock features a 1.4-inch LED display that is very easy to view even in darkness, thanks to the adjustable brightness settings. At the same time, conveniently placed buttons ensure that you don’t have to stress every morning when turning it off.
1Electrohome EAAC601 Projection Alarm Clock
If you’re looking for a versatile all-in-one alarm clock with all the necessary features, this is the choice for you. This particular alarm clock the time and date automatically using the clock’s radio. It also features a 3.6-inch LCD display with adjustable brightness settings that lets you view the time easily no matter the time of day or how bright the room’s lighting may be. Last but not least, this alarm clock also features an inbuilt thermometer, an AM/FM radio and a backup battery to keep it on during unprecedented power outages.