You may feel like alarm clocks are no longer practical thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, but as Seth found out while reviewing a Philips dock we shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss these bedside companions. The Sony Lightning dock is a convenient way to keep your iPhone/iPod/iPad charged overnight while waking up to your choice of radio, iPod, or buzzer. You can even control it from across the room with the included miniature remote. Compatible with all current generation Lightning-equipped Apple devices. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
If you’re OK without the alarm clock capabilities you can step-up into the the Sony RDPX200IPN Lightning dock with Bluetooth for $98. This model has received a 4.2/5 star rating on Amazon.
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