Most alarm clocks these days tend to wake you up by annoying you with a high volume sound, or shaking your bed, or requiring you to do some menial task. None of those sound like very pleasant ways to wake up in the in morning. The Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light with Dock for iPod wakes you up gently by slowing increasing the light.
Gradually increasing the light is a more pleasant and natural way to wake up in the morning- it’s light therapy. It also works as a regular bedside lamp with 20 different brightness settings as well as the iPod dock. It can also help you to fall asleep with a dusk simulation that works by gradually dimming the light and sound. Best of all, the Philips Wake-up Light looks really good unlike most iPod docks that look like junky electronic items from the secondhand bin at a store from 20 years ago. This alarm clock looks very sleek and modern. Winner.