Updated January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Radio Alarm Clocks

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in November of 2018. If you're the type of person who has trouble waking up in the mornings, we're confident that one of these versatile radio alarm clocks will help you stay on schedule. Designed as much more than just digital timekeeping tools, our selection includes devices capable of changing color, streaming audio, charging mobile devices, and even projecting the time and date onto ceilings and walls. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Philips SmartSleep HF3670

2. Amazon Echo Dot 4

3. JBL Horizon 2

Editor's Notes

January 14, 2021:

It had been a while since we last visited this category so it was due for a shake up. In fact, we replaced nearly every single item with more modern options. These days it almost seems silly not to have an alarm clock that serves multiple purposes, so, in addition to being able to play the radio, we wanted to include models that offered some great extra features. For example, the Anker Soundcore Wakey, Anjank Wood Finish, Emerson ER100202, and i-Box Glow all have wireless charging pads for your phone, and the Philips SmartSleep HF3670 and iHome iBT297 have wake-up lights. And, while not a traditional alarm clock, we have included the Amazon Echo Dot 4, which functions as one, but also offers all the other smart home and personal assistant features of all of their connected devices.

November 16, 2018:

Added the Philips Wake-Up for its innovative sunrise simulation and cool-touch design, making it adult and kid-friendly. The IHome IBT29 can cycle through several colors and also allow for hands-free calling with its built-in mic. Both the Homedics SoundSpa and MPow LED are capable of projecting the time onto the wall or ceiling. Also included the Thpoplete Digital because of its multifunctional design and large, scratch-resistant display.

4. Anker Soundcore Wakey

5. iHome iBT297

6. Anjank Wood Finish

7. Emerson ER100202

8. Homedics SoundSpa

9. i-Box Glow

10. USCCE Dual Digital


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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