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The 25 Top-Rated Alarm Clocks for a Great Start to Your Day

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up naturally at just the right time each day? You could ease into your morning, waking up and stretching luxuriously as you plan your day and make yourself a nice breakfast. You may even have your body mostly trained for this type of morning. But can you trust that? Because most people don’t have these types of mornings. And even if you do, there is always the “What if I sleep poorly?” scenario, and then you’ll be just like the rest of us – in desperate need of an alarm clock to make sure you get where you need to be on time.

Some of us need our alarm clock to give us even a little more attention. Sometimes we’ll have several alarms set, and sometimes we need an alarm clock that will actually stimulate our sense of touch as well as our hearing.

No matter how you need to be awoken to get your day started, we have you covered. We’ve found 25 top-rated alarm clocks for every wakeup style. Our picks are listed alphabetically below for easy reference. Ratings are based on Amazon and are current at the time of this publication.

1. ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier with Bluetooth Speaker Clock and Alarm

ArtNaturals Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier with Bluetooth Speaker Clock and Alarm

Current Rating: 4.1

If you struggle with tossing and turning, you may have tried most everything. But have you tried a relaxing formula of essential oils? This essential oil diffuser/alarm clock combo may be just what you need to set off in your room to ease you into a deeper sleep and allow you the restful night’s sleep you need. Find a good relaxing oil, and you may find yourself sleeping like a rock.

Key Features: 

  • Bluetooth will let your own music wake you with its alarm
  • Nightlight can be set to one color or series of 7
  • Set diffuser for 1 hr, 3 hrs, 6 hrs or ON for ~10 hours

Cost: Est. $40

2. Bidason Cool Digital Snooze Projection Alarm Clock

Bidason Alarm Clocks for Bedrooms Bidason Cool Digital Snooze Projection Alarm Clock

Current Rating: 4.7

This alarm clock has a back lit display that will come on only when touched to allow you a peaceful sleep. But when you’re up in the middle of the night and want to know exactly what time it is, one touch is all it takes for a 5-second light-up display and a projector that will give you a clear image of the time on the ceiling or wall.

Key Features: 

  • Hourly chime – you can turn off
  • Snooze can be adjusted from 6 to 10 minutes
  • 4 alarm music choices

Cost: Est. $20

3. Chelvee Portable Quartz Analog Alarm Clock for Kids and Travelers

Chelvee Portable Quartz Analog Alarm Clock for Kids and Traveler Night Light Snooze Non-Ticking AA Battery Powered

Current Rating: 4.7

This is a great alarm clock for the traveler. If you find yourself in hotel after hotel, then this can give you a sense of continuity in your home away from home that will allow you to trust your body to wake with a familiar alarm. Because you never know how a new alarm may perform; it could loose a few minutes through the night or it could beep too low. You shouldn’t have to acclimate yourself to a new alarm every time you’re not at home.

Key Features: 

  • 2 color options
  • Turn on all-night night light
  • Requires 2 AA batteries

Cost: Est. $15

4. Chelvee(TM) 5” Desktop and Wall-mounted Dual-use Alarm Quartz Clock

ChelveeTM Desktop and Wall-mounted Dual-use Alarm Quartz Clock Silent Machine Non Ticking Alarm Sound Stronger Battery Operated Green

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a pretty basic analog alarm clock that will allow you to keep track of your appointments and schedules without too much complication. It’s perfect for your spare room or office to keep you or your guests on task, but where you won’t really need any extra bells and whistles.

Key Features: 

  • 5″ diameter
  • Service life up to 10 years
  • Requires 1 AA battery

Cost: Est. $10

5. COULAX Wake Up Light Sunrise Simulation Alarm ClockCOULAX Wake Up Light Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock with 6 Nature Sounds Digital Smart Snooze Function FM Radio and Touch Control 7 Colors LED Night Light for

Current Rating: 4.9

If you find your day dramatically impacted by the way you wake up, this may be the gentle awakening you need. You may not want to wake at the real sunrise, especially when the sun rises at 5:30 am, so keeping those blinds closed is worthwhile for you. But the light this clock gives off will simulate sunrise in your room at a more respectable 7:00 am (or whatever time you choose) and wake you peacefully.

Key Features: 

  • 6 sounds and beeping alarm
  • Sunrise and sunset modes 30 minutes before alarm
  • USB charger, AC output, or rechargeable battery

Cost: Est. $25

6. Docooler USB Desktop Mini Fish Tank Aquarium with LED Clock

Docooler USB Desktop Mini Fish Tank Aquarium with LED Clock

Current Rating: 4.4

This alarm clock is a great little accessory for your bedroom or office that will become a sweet little home for your family fish. You can turn the light on or off, so it can provide the ambient light your room needs at night or serve as a perfect bedside light for reading before bed.

Key Features: 

  • 2 color options
  • 6 nature sounds
  • Light on/off and water pump on/off

Cost: Est. $30

7. Electrohome EAAC601 Projection Alarm Clock with AM/FM Radio

Electrohome EAAC601 Projection Alarm Clock with AMFM Radio Battery Backup Auto Time Set Dual Alarm

Current Rating: 4.2

This clock is smart, so it will always keep your time accurately. You input your time zone and it will keep your time perfectly, even during a power outage, thanks to a backup battery.  There is a 3.5 mm AUX audio port that will allow you to use this device to listen to your own music and use your favorite tunes to wake you.

Key Features: 

  • Turn projection on/off
  • AM/FM radio, temperature and day/month/year display
  • Built in Lithium battery for back up power

Cost: Est. $30

8. FIVE0EIGHT Digital Talking Alarm Clock with 4.5” Display

FIVE0EIGHT Digital Talking Alarm Clock with 45 Display Smart Backlight 3 Alarms7 Ring for Desk Shelf Table Bedroom

Current Rating: 4.6

This alarm clock will automatically adjust to the darkness in the room, lighting 3 different brightness levels. There are 7 alarm tones to wake you, and you can set it to chime hourly (or not). It features 3 different groups of alarms so you can set an alarm for your work week, whatever it is: Monday through Friday, Monday through Sunday, or all seven days a week.

Key Features: 

  • 3 alarm groups, Mon-Sun; Mon-Fri; Mon-Sat
  • Smart lighting feature
  • Displays time, date, temperature, and alarm

Cost: Est. $20

9. GEREE Cute Emoji Smart Alarm Clock

GEREE Cute Emoji desk clock Smart backlight temperature Snooze Wake Up Alarm Clocks for Bedrooms

Current Rating: 4.6

This alarm clock incorporates cute little emoji faces that you can set to let you know if the temperature is nice (smiley face) or extreme and unpleasant (sad emoji face). The set up is a bit complicated according to some reviews and the alarm isn’t too terribly loud, so you may want to look elsewhere if you’re a deep sleeper. But if you can wake without a marching band, this is a great little option for you.

Key Features: 

  • 3 color choices
  • Gradually increasing alarm tone
  • Requires 4 AAA batteries

Cost: Est. $20

10. GLIME LED Night Light Wake Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation

GLIME LED Night Light Wake Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation 3 Brightness and 5 Natural Sounds USB Rechargeable

Current Rating: 4.8

This alarm has 3 lighting modes that will help you wake in the mood you want. You can allow the light to simulate sunrise, gradually increasing in brightness 30 minutes prior to your alarm, turn one of the 7 colors on, or even allow it to cycle through all 7 colors. The alarm itself will go off at whatever time you set it for, and you can choose from 5 nature sounds to wake you: 3 types of bird songs, the ocean, or a thunderstorm.

Key Features: 

  • 3 light modes
  • 5 natural alarm sounds
  • USB charging port

Cost: Est. $35

11. Lyker Sunrise Alarm Clock Radio, Wake Up Light Digital Clock

Lyker Sunrise Alarm Clock Radio Wake Up Light Digital Clock With 6 Nature Sounds And FM Radio Sunrise Simulator With 7 Color Night Light Touch Control For Heavy Sleepers

Current Rating: 4.6

This is another alarm that can simulate a sunrise to help you ease into your day, but this is upgraded to feature a brighter and better color which will allow you to use this as not only a night light and an alarm, but also a bedside lamp to read at night. It will also cycle through 7 colors of the rainbow to offer you a variety in light and function, and it has that all-important snooze button for when you need a few extra minutes to drag yourself out of bed in the morning.

Key Features: 

  • Light has 10 levels of brightness
  • Fm radio, 7 nature sounds, and beep alarms
  • 60-day guarantee

Cost: Est. $35

12. MARATHON CL030023 Travel Alarm Clock with Calendar & Temperature

MARATHON CL030023 Travel Alarm Clock with Calendar & Temperature - Battery Included

Current Rating: 4.4

This alarm clock is battery-operated, and the first battery is included with your purchase. It folds flat for transport and the button-activated back light will allow you to see it throughout the night and at your morning wake up time. It will sound a loud alarm to wake you, and should you need a few more minutes, it also includes a snooze button. The display shows temperature (either Celsius or Fahrenheit), the date, day, and time (either 24 hour or 12 hour).

Key Features: 

  • 2 style choices
  • 12- or 24-hour time display, calendar, and temperature
  • Includes required AAA battery

Cost: Est. $20

13. MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock

MedCenter Talking Alarm Clock 

Current Rating: 4.1

This is a great clock for anyone with vision problems. If you have to wear glasses or contacts, you’re familiar with fumbling in the morning with your alarm clock. This clock will announce both your alarm and any reminders you set for your medications, as well. The display is a large print and the bright colors will also help you set and turn off your alarm with ease. You can even set 4 alarms to remind you of your morning, lunch, and evening medications, along with your morning wakeup call.

Key Features: 

  • Press-to-talk button says time and reminder
  • Displays date, time, and reminders
  • Includes required 2 AA batteries

Cost: Est. $30

14. Mesqool AM/FM Digital Dimmable Projection Alarm Clock Radio

Mesqool AMFM Digital Dimmable Projection Alarm Clock Radio with 18 LED DisplayUSB ChargingDual AlarmBattery Backup

Current Rating: 4.0

This alarm clock has a 180-degree range for its clock projection, which you can turn on or off with a touch of a button. That means you’ll never have to worry about tossing and turning to see your side table. It has an AM/FM radio and allows you to preset 20 different radio stations. The back includes a USB port so you won’t need to worry about another wall plug to charge your phone, and the alarm itself will ring incrementally louder so you won’t be jolted awake.

Key Features: 

  • AM/FM radio with 20 presets
  • Requires 2 AA batteries
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $30

15. Mirari OK to Wake! Alarm Clock & Night-Light

Mirari OK to Wake Alarm Clock & Night-Light

Current Rating: 3.9

If you have a child who will not sleep in, this may be the fix for you. It allows you to give your child a visual aide to clue them in to when it’s “OK to Wake” by changing colors. You can tell them to sleep until the light is green, so your child doesn’t even have to know his numbers yet. And it won’t make any noises when it’s okay to wake; it is just a light change that will let them wake naturally and see if it’s time to get up.

Key Features: 

  • 4.5″ clock
  • Glows green when child can get out of bed
  • USB cord or 4 AA batteries

Cost: Est. $30

16. Peakeep 4″ Twin Bell Alarm Clock

Peakeep Twin Bell Alarm Clock with Stereoscopic Dial Backlight Battery Operated Loud Alarm Clock Black

Current Rating: 4.4

This classic design gives your room a more vintage feel, and it’s true what they say: they just don’t build them like this anymore. The clock face has stereoscopic numbers instead of the cardboard its peers have, and the alarm is so loud, it’s sure to wake even the heaviest sleepers. Setting the time and alarms are as easy as turning a toggle and the on/off is just a switch. There is no snooze button, so be careful, but that may actually help motivate you to get up, too.

Key Features: 

  • 4 color choices
  • Vintage twin alarm bell
  • Button for back lighting

Cost: Est. $15

17. PeGear Mirror Alarm Clock Rechargeable Digital Alarm Clock with Led Table Lamp for Travel and Home

PeGear Mirror Alarm Clock Rechargeable Digital Alarm Clock with Led Table Lamp for Travel and Home

Current Rating: 4.9

This clock can be laid flat, hung, or set upright, making it incredibly portable and the mirror will allow you to use it as not only a clock, but a hand compact as well. There are 3 alarm modes that make the sound extend up to one minute and the date, time, and temperature can also be displayed either by switching the mode or a slideshow that cycles through the three functions. It also features 4 levels of brightness that utilize “smart” technology, allowing it to automatically adjust to the day’s brightness and save power.

Key Features: 

  • Can hang, sit upright, or lay flat
  • Clock, nightlight, and thermometer
  • Rechargeable lithium battery

Cost: Est. $25

18. Raynic – 8-in-1 Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio

Raynic - 8-in-1 Bluetooth Alarm Clock Radio Digital Dual USB Charging PortsFM Stereo Dimmable LED Display Hands-Free Calls Nap & Sleep Timers Snooze

Current Rating: 4.2

This alarm clock allows you to set multiple alarms each morning for multiple people. It will sound with either a buzzer or music (when tuned to a FM radio station) and the back features two USB charging ports so you can easily charge your phone and tablet with convenience. The night light on the top has a wheel dimmer that will allow you to use it for a night light or for a quick bit of reading before bed.

Key Features: 

  • 2 USB charge ports
  • 2 color choices
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $40

19. SMARTRO Digital Projection Clock with Weather Station, Indoor/ Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Alarm, USB Phone Charging

SmartRo Alarm Clock SMARTRO Digital Projection Clock with Weather Station Indoor Outdoor Thermometer Dual Alarm USB Phone Charging

Current Rating: 4.1

This little alarm clock packs a lot of information on its display. It will tell you the date and time, sure. Even some of its peers will show the temperature outside, but this clock will also show the temperature inside, as well as the humidity and the weather. So you’ll know before you even get out of bed if you’ll be facing a rainy and cold day or a hot and cloudless day with high humidity. This way, you’ll be better equipped to plan your day (or motivated to pull the covers up and slumber for a few more hours).

Key Features: 

  • Customize with 8 backlit color options
  • 180-degree projection angle
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries

Cost: Est. $35

20. Sonic Alert SB300SS Sonic Boom Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock with Large Display

Sonic Alert SB300SS Sonic Boom Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock with Large Display

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a great alarm clock for anyone hard of hearing or just very hard to wake. There is a 9V battery backup that will allow you to keep your settings and alarms should the power go out for up to 1 week. And the alarm clock comes with a 1-year Sonic Alert blast proof warranty.

Key Features: 

  • Loud 130-decibel alarm
  • Large print display
  • Bed vibration/shaker

Cost: Est. $35

21. Sonic Alert SBJ525ss Sonic Bomb Jr., Black/Red

Sonic Alert SBJ525ss Sonic Bomb Jr BlackRed

Current Rating: 4.3

This alarm is a perfect clock for deep sleepers. Like the clock listed above, it has a bed “shaker” that will emit vibrations when your alarm sounds, so even if you’re prone to disregarding the loud noise, you’ll still be gently shaken awake, as well. This isn’t quite as loud as the one above and the display isn’t as large, but if you’re not struggling with your vision or the decibels and simply want to add a physical element to your wakeup routine, this may be just right for you.

Key Features: 

  • Loud 102-decibel alarm with adjustable tone
  • Includes a USB chargeport
  • Red flashing lights to assist the wake up

Cost: Est. $30

22. SVINZ 8″ Digital Calendar Alarm Day Clock

SVINZ - 3 Alarm Options Digital Calendar Alarm Day Clock with Extra Large Non-Abbreviated Day & Month SDC008 by Svinz - 2 Color Display Settings

Current Rating: 4.8

This alarm clock claims to be the best clock for seniors, but it may also be the best clock for little ones just learning to tell time and to read. It has three alarms you can set daily that can help with medicine reminders or for shared rooms. The clock face auto-dims at 7:00 pm and brightens again at 7:00 am.

Key Features: 

  • Internal backup battery
  • 8″ LED screen
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: Est. $50

23. SVINZ Digital Dual Alarm Clock with 2 USB Charging Ports and Large Display

SVINZ Digital Dual Alarm Clock with 2 USB Charging Ports and Large Display 2 Loud Musical Alarm 4 Dimmer Indoor Temperature for Bedrooms Nightstand Clock

Current Rating: 4.4

This alarm clock will allow you to dim the text to minimize its impact on your sleep. You can use any of the 4 levels of brightness to make sure your clock is the appropriate brightness for each part of your day. Its compact design will allow you to place it on virtually any surface without worrying about it’s footprint; it’s only 2.75 inches wide by 3 inches long.

Key Features: 

  • Displays time, 2 alarms, and temperature
  • 2 USB charging ports
  • 2 daily alarms

Cost: Est. $35

24. Travelwey – LED Digital Alarm ClockTravelwey - LED Digital Alarm Clock - Outlet Powered No Frills Simple Operation Large Night Light Alarm Snooze Full Range Brightness Dimmer Big Red Digit Display Black

Current Rating: 4.5

This is your standard alarm clock with no frills but the consistency and reliability you need in an alarm clock. The snooze button doubles as a night light and the red text on the front can be dimmed to your preference. The back includes a battery backup to allow you to save your settings during a power outage, and the alarm can be set to low or high volume, but reviewers say even the low volume will have no problems waking you up.

Key Features: 

  • 2 color options
  • Dimmable red LED numbers
  • 1-year guarantee

Cost: Est. $20

25. WILIT U2 5W Dimmable LED Desk Lamp

WILIT U2 5W dimmable LED desk lamp leather-like office desk lamp folding table lamp led with 25 built in LED bulbs alarm clock display screen for time calendar

Current Rating: 4.6

This lamp/alarm clock is a bendable, decorative, and functional addition that would be perfect for your desk or nightstand. You can bend the lamp portion up to 150 degrees to make sure the light you get is just where you need it, and the brightness can be controlled between its 3 levels of adjustments. There is a battery backup for this device, but it will only operate to save the alarm and clock settings; there will not be enough power to operate the lamp.

Key Features: 

  • Battery backup for clock only
  • Made of eco-friendly pleather design
  • 3-year warranty

Cost: Est. $30

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