Lipoti’s XBBU Dual Alarm has a several of the alarm and convenience features we looked for, including a USB charging port and nightlight, and it costs less than most of the clocks we reviewed.
It also has one of the loudest alarms of the clocks we tested, which is important for deep sleepers. The loud alarm is progressive, so you can snooze or turn it off before it gets too loud. This iHome model has the best feature set of the alarm clocks we reviewed, but it isn’t very durable. We tested its durability by pushing it off a nightstand onto carpet, hardwood and tile floors. The first time it fell onto the hardwood floor, the outer case broke into two pieces. We were able to put it back together, but there was some temporary functional damage to the display, so this is a concern if you have wood or tile flooring in your bedroom. It also has a lithium button cell backup battery that saves your time and alarm settings in the event of a power outage. In addition, this is one of the few clocks we tested that has a power failure alarm – even without AC power, your alarm will go off as scheduled.