An alarm clock is an integral part of our existence. Every morning we wakeup to the cry of an alarm clock, and many of us cannot function without one. Even though smartphones come equipped with alarms and have replaced the traditional alarm clocks, many people still prefer the old school bedside alarm clock. They show time, function as a reliable alarm clock, and if you have an FM Alarm clock, they serve as your source of morning news and such.
Souncore Wakey does all of that and more. It is a modern take on the traditional bedside FM Alarm Clock, with many additional functions which make complete sense for today, without useless gimmicks. Wakey simplifies your nightstand set-up by combining everything you need for a peaceful night’s sleep and a refreshing morning into one compact bedside speaker. Here’s what you get:
Alarm Clock - Wakey’s front panel features an LED display that adapts its brightness to ambient light levels and a touch bar to let you snooze the alarm, adjust the volume, and access the FM radio and Bluetooth. Wakey lets you save up to 15 unique alarms for when you need to get up at different times during the week. Personalize your wake up call by choosing from 10 alarm sounds, including the FM radio.
FM Radio: This FM radio works without your phone or WiFi, its normal FM. You get an additional FM antenna, that you can use for better reception (mine worked just fine, without antenna). You can access it through your app as well to store up to 10 radio stations to ensure you have instant access to your favorite sources of music, news, and more.
Bluetooth Stereo Speaker: Connect your device to Wakey using the ultra-stable Bluetooth connection for skip-free streaming of music, podcasts, and more.
White Noise Generator: Select 1 of 10 different sounds from nature or choose multiple to compose your own personal mix.
Fast-Wireless Charging: Remove messy cables from your nightstand and place your Qi-compatible phone on top of Wakey for fast wireless charging. The Anker-powered charger delivers 10W fast-charging for Samsung S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, and Note 9 and 7.5W for iPhone XR, XS Max, XS, X, and 8 Plus.
Additional USB Charger: In addition to Wakey’s wireless charger, there are an extra two USB ports concealed on the back to charge more devices.
It really works great, without much hassle. The clock and Alarm feature are great. The clock LED display auto adjusts brightness, and you can even set it up to shutdown after certain time, if you like your room completely dark. The control on the front panel are quiet hands, so you are not reaching out to your phone all the time.
The ambient noise which works through the app (would have been nice if it was an inbuilt feature, like the FM), but you could do it with any bluetooth speaker. But this is a already a good bedside bluetooth speaker - Wakey’s dual drivers fuel perfectly-balanced 10W sound. You can listen to in-bult FM or your personal music, podcasts or whatever you want through your smartphone.
The wireless charger is a very useful feature, more than I ever thought. It’s nice to have a wireless charger on your bedside, not needing to plug and unplug your phone every night and morning. Just so you know, it’s wired device (no battery option) and comes with the charger. That works just fine as a bedside device.
Also - If you are on a tighter budget, or you are in market for just a good wireless charger or wireless charging stand, you could also look at this Anker PowerWave 7.5 Fast Wireless Charging Stand. It works with all wirelessly-charged phones, including the latest iPhone (7.5W) and Samsung flagship phones (10W). It has ANKER’s exclusive Wave Boost technology, which uses advanced components and a state-of-the-art cooling system to charge up to 30% faster than other wireless chargers. It requires a Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger, which is included in this bundle (Tip - If you happen to have a compatible charger laying around, you could buy it without charger and save some money).
You can charge both in landscape orientation while watching videos, or portrait mode for messaging and facial recognition. It’s also case friendly: You don't have to fumble with your phone case. Power Wave transmits charging power directly through protective cases. It also has non-slip surface made of premium TPU coating, which prevents slipping and sliding.
You could use this at your bedside (and get some of the function of a bedside alarm clock sans bluetooth speaker), on your office desk, living room or wherever you may like. Buy it through Amazon here.
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