Now that Christian O Connell is pissing off to Virgin Radio it won’t be his dulcet tones and kicking indie tunes that wake us up in the morning anymore, so maybe we should start exploring alarm clock radio alternatives. Philips Shoqbox has 256MB of memory for MP3s and can moonlight as an alarm, so that’s an option as is the iHome iH5, an alarm clock for iPod lovers.
Basically it works the same way as all those other iPod speaker systems in that it has a recharging dock which the player fits and speakers that boom out your favourite tunes.
The twist is that is also features an alarm clock so you can start your day with whatever iPod playlist you fancy. It launches in the US in August for around $100. Expect to see it here soon after.