You will be missed.
Yup, my Bose “wave” clock radio died on Sunday. It served me faithfully from the mid 90’s up through yesterday. And then…
I was taking a nap Sunday afternoon and when I woke up, I say up to look at the time. There was a “1” on the display.
Power outage? Nope. So I unplugged it and plugged it back in. The whole display lit up like a Christmas tree.
Hrm– this is usually what happens when a battery is going bad. So I unplugged it, took out the backup 9-volt battery, and replugged it in.
Absolutely nothing. Well, except for a horrible squelch noise when I unplugged it again.
Nothing I tried seemed to resurrect it. The Bose was gone.
Which leaves me rather distressed.
Ever since childhood, I have woken up to music from an alarm clock radio. It’s how I get up in the mornings. And then I let they morning DJ’s entertain me while I go about my daily ablutions.
This morning I woke up to my iPhone playing “Canned Heat” by Jamiroquoi.
I need a replacement- and I need one fast.
But what to get? I want a trusty alarm that wakes me up with music from a preselected radio station. Preferably music that gently rises in volume. And good sound quality is a must for my morning listening.
I don’t want a Casio or a Crosley or a Spark-o-Matic red LED display, RRRr-RRRR-RRrR alarm thingy.
And I don’t want some tinny, poorly designed iCrap-gadget from Target that has a wibbly iPhone dock. In fact I want no iPhone docking (just one more thing to go obsolete after a model upgrade).
So far, I’m hearing good things about Tivoli Audio:
I love the retronessy-ness of it. The tuning dials, the analog clock. And supposedly the sound is amazing. However, because if the analog clock, the alarm will go off twice every day unless you turn it off and then reset it each night.
Or there’s the more modern Boston Acoustics:
Supposedly even better sound AND modern digital convenience! But it doesn’t have the cool retro vibe.
Or perhaps the Sonoro:
This badass motherfucker is German and sleek, glossy goodness. Too bad I can’t even find specs on the thing, let alone pricing.
So– what do y’all think? Any recommendations??