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    This Sunrise Alarm Clock Is Perfect For People Who Hate Alarm Clocks

    The contenders: $28 and $120. Waking up peacefully: priceless.

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    Hello! I’m Nora, and I could probably sleep forever.

    With the sun at a premium, I realized that a sunrise alarm clock (aka a wake-up light) could be the solution! But it turns out that there are a lot of well-reviewed wake-up lights available at vastly different price points.

    The Totobay Wake-Up Light (left) is $27.99 and has 4.1 stars on Amazon with over 100 reviews. The Philips Wake-Up Light (right) is $119.99, and has 4.2 stars with almost 3,500 reviews.

    The Totobay:

    The Totobay and the Philips both have “sunrise” and “sunset” modes, in which the clock’s light gradually increases or decreases with the corresponding time of the day, or whenever else you prefer to set said modes.

    Next up, the Philips:

    As on the Totobay, the buttons on the back of the Phillips are fully articulated and clickable.

    That said, its sunrise and sunset modes are way more dramatic than its opponent’s:

    A word about manuals.

    The verdict: Since both ultimately achieved what they set out to do, the deciding factor for me (I’m shocked to say in the year 2017) was battery backup — which is why I’d recommend the Totobay wake-up light.

    Get the Totobay light from Amazon for $27.99 and the Philips light from Amazon, Jet, or Walmart for $119.99.

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