By Andrew Liszewski
At the moment there are two things that have kept me from switching to an alarm clock with a built-in iPhone dock. While I’d love to wake up to my own music in the morning, they’re usually pretty monstrous and would dominate my small bedside table, and at least once a week my current alarm clock gets knocked to the floor as a result of my half-conscious attempts to silence it. So while it doesn’t solve the issue of my iPhone taking a nasty tumble, I really like the small form-factor of XtremeMac’s new 3 in 1 Microdock. (I’m halfway there!)
At just 4.7 oz it looks to be just slightly larger than the iPhone itself, but it includes a built-in speaker with “surprisingly big sound” and of course can be used to sync or charge your phone while docked. I think it’s the ideal alternative to other alarm clock docks that seem to be gaining weight every year, it comes with a travel pouch so it was probably designed with portability in mind. And while you don’t necessarily need the 3 in 1 Microdock to use it, there’s a basic but free XtremeMac Alarm Clock app you can download if you’d like your on-screen aesthetics to match the hardware. $59.99 available now.