By Andrew Liszewski
I don’t know about you, but besides using an alarm clock to get me out of bed every morning, I also rely on it to know what time it is when I roll over in the middle of the night. So while the Sonoro Cubo Elements alarm clock is oozing with style and slick design, it’s already lost quite a few points in my alarm clock scorebook because of its minuscule LED clock. On the plus side it features a black high-gloss lacquered finish with an easy to use brushed metal LED-illuminated dial, and you can choose to wake up to an MP3 from your collection, or your local radio DJs via an AM/FM tuner. There’s also an ‘Internet’ version of the Cubo Elements that can wirelessly stream over 10,000 different online radio stations which is perfect for people like me who wake up curious about the weather and local politics on the other side of the world.
The Cubo Elements also features a full-range upward facing speaker with adjustable bass and treble settings, an aux-in jack for connecting an MP3 player and an optional external iPod recharging dock. I have no idea what they’re asking for it, but it apparently even comes with a key-lock to secure the unit if used in a hotel room, so there’s probably a discount if you happen to run a large hotel chain and pick up 10,000 of them.