Lipoti Dual Alarm

 

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.

If you don’t want to spend much on an alarm clock, the Timex XBBU Dual Alarm is the most-cost effective model we tested.
It has some important convenience features, including a USB charging port, nightlight, and dual alarms to wake you and your bedmate at different times. If you’re looking for an alarm clock that costs less than $25, this is your best bet. The XBBU Dual Alarm is one of the few clocks we tested that has a power failure alarm. This means that the lithium button cell battery not only saves your time and alarm settings during a power outage, but it also powers the alarm so it goes off as scheduled. We tested how durable each clock’s snooze button is by pressing it hundreds of times with varying amounts of force. The XBBU Dual Alarm’s button showed no signs of functional damage in this test; however, it was noticeably depressed into the case at the end, which could lead to problems in the future. It is also one of the lightest alarm clocks we reviewed, which makes it more susceptible to being knocked off your nightstand. Its dual alarm feature is perfect for couples who want to use the same alarm clock because you can set the alarm to go off at two different times. Also, although the alarm isn’t very loud, the buzzer is progressive, so you can turn it off before it wakes your bedmate.
However, its maximum volume is only 59.2 dB, which is about as loud as a normal speaking voice, so it’s not the best alarm clock for deep sleepers. This alarm clock can project the time onto a wall or the ceiling in your bedroom, which can serve as a familiar sight in a hotel room. It’s also helpful if you often wake up in the middle of the night and wonder what time it is because you don’t have to roll over to look at the clock or your phone. The RM313PNFA’s display shows the date and indoor temperature, but the projector only displays the current time. The Oregon Scientific RM313PNFA’s compact design and large rubber feet make it one of the more durable alarm clocks we tested, and it is less susceptible to being accidentally knocked off your nightstand. Durability, familiarity and size are important factors when choosing an alarm clock to travel with.