Speaker with some extras

gsusser

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 20, 2012
263
11
jersey city
I started out by looking for a simple bedside clock and things kind of morphed. Now I want too many things in a clock that I can't seem to find one. Perhaps someone can point me in the right direction. To put on my bedside table, I want:

** A clock with lights (or so that I can at least see the time in the dark).

** iPhone 5s dock to listen to music while I go to sleep and charge the phone. Sound quality must be good. [Do speakers come with timers to shut off the music or can I get an app for that?]

** A radio, preferably AM, for my cats while I'm away. Hey, they like the news!

** Battery powered but not an absolute necessity.

Thanks.
 

skorpien

macrumors 68020
Jan 14, 2008
2,337
0
There's this Sony dock:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-am-fm-dual-alarm-clock-radio/8756127.p?id=1218890756197

Or this one by Boston Acoustics:
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/US/Product/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatId=HomeAudio(BostonAcoustics_US)&SubCatId=Radios(BostonAcoustics_US)&Pid=Duoiplus(BostonAcoustics)

Those are just two of the top results from a Google search (for "AM FM radio iPhone 5 dock"). Unfortunately neither are capable of being run solely on batteries, but I think with full featured clock radios/docks it would require quite a bit of juice from the batteries. They only have a battery to save your settings in case of power failure.