Best Bluetooth Alarm Clocks of 2020

These days, most of us use our phones as alarm clocks. However, it can be frustrating to have to reach around for your phone in the middle of the night. Then once you find it, turning it on to see the time can be a jarring experience. 

Instead, consider the gentle glow of a Bluetooth alarm clock that can wake you up with your favorite music.


Best Bluetooth Alarm Clocks: Reviews

1. JBL Clock Radio

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JBL Horizon - Bluetooth Clock Radio with USB Charging and Ambient Light - Black
  • Multi-sensory alarm clock with LED ambient light
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming

For an alarm clock that looks great and is capable of providing great sounds to wake up to, take a look at this option. It comes at a middle-of-the-road price, so you won’t need to be concerned about breaking the bank or purchasing something that just won’t be worth your time.

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JBL is a brand that many people come to rely on when it comes to speakers and similar kinds of devices.

In this clock radio, the brand hopes to provide an alarm clock that can help you wake up to something you enjoy as well as the ability to listen to music from your smartphone or other device easily.

Furthermore, the JBL offers the ability to keep your other devices charged through a USB port. That way, you can keep your phone right where you need it and allow it to charge.

Thanks to the fantastic LCD display, you’ll also be able to easily check out what time it is whenever you need to.

Overall, the JBL includes a variety of options when it comes to what you can wake up to.

You can choose to use one of the simple digital tones the device offers. Otherwise, you may choose to select an FM station for the device to access, or simply connect it to your playlist with the Bluetooth abilities.

Pros

  • Quick and easy setup
  • Solid build
  • Convenient USB charging
  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Great sound quality

Cons

  • Dropped Bluetooth connections
  • Hard to see time

Best for

Those who want colors to enjoy and music to enjoy and a great alarm all in one device, this is the one worth taking a look at.

2. Divoom Speaker

Divoom Aurabox Bluetooth 4.0 Smart LED Speaker with APP Control for Pixel Art Creation
  • Free App " Divoom Aurabox" for DIY fun, extra bass sound quality tuned by Divoom
  • Equipped with 3D digital calculation and low-range bass enchantment technology

If you don’t mind paying a bit more, the Divoom speaker is a device that offers Bluetooth capability, a reliable clock and a creative outlet. On top of all the other features, this one allows you to make your own 16×16 pixel images.

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What sets this clock apart from others is that it allows you to create your own pixel art designs for the device to display. There’s even a resource provided by the manufacturer that will help you to come up with design ideas for those instances when you just aren’t sure what you want to create.

In addition to that ability, this device functions as a Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to enjoy audiobooks, music, podcasts and more. You’ll also be able to use it as an alarm clock, to receive notifications from your smartphone or other device and thermometer. 

Those features are really just the tip of the iceberg. Though this might be one of the more expensive options in this list, it’s one that contains a multitude of different features to try out. Those who have an iOS and Android device shouldn’t have any problem using this Bluetooth alarm clock.

Pros

  • Well-built
  • Loud bass
  • Creative entertainment
  • Plenty of features
  • Great sound quality

Cons

  • Issues with Bluetooth
  • Too bright

Best for

If you want something more than a regular alarm clock or Bluetooth speaker, this is a device that can bring a touch of creativity to your life.

3. Instabox Bluetooth Clock

InstaBox W33 Bluetooth Dual Alarm Clock with Wireless Charging, FM Radio, USB Charging Port, Digital Display, AUX-IN, Snooze, Sleep Timer, Battery Backup, 4 Dimmer for Bedroom, Office, Hotel
  • ♫Drop and Charge: On the top side of this clock radio, there's a wireless charging dock for mobile phones or other devices with wireless charging functions. It also has a USB port that is suitable for easily charging an additional device such as a second phone or a power bank. Compatible with iPhone XR/Xs Max/Xs/X/8 Plus/8, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+/Note 9/S8/S8+, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro/P30 Pro, etc.
  • ♫Dual Alarm & Snooze Option: Dual alarm function allows you to set two different wake-up times according to your different schedules. You can even wake up to your favorite FM station at a different time than your partner. Snooze function affords you a few extra minutes of sleep. 9 minutes interval to mute the sound for every click button, which can be repeated to one hour until it is turned off.

Those who want their Bluetooth clock to be able to charge their USB and wireless devices will benefit from this handy tool. It’s a great device for keeping everything in one place, thanks to the added charging abilities. Additionally, it comes at a very fair price that most customers will love.

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More and more modern day cellphones are able to charge using methods beyond plugging them in. With specialized mats, cases and more, phones can simply be laid on the surface and the battery will recharge. This in itself is a great way to get away from the annoyances that can come with cords and wired ports.

This clock is able to function as a clock, as a Bluetooth speaker, and charger. There are both wired and wireless charging options. If you want to, you can even charge two devices at the same time using both of those means.

Another fantastic feature of this device is that is allows you to wake up gradually. Once you’ve selected what you want to wake up to, and what time you want to awaken, the clock will do the rest. When it’s time to wake up, that song or sound will start playing quietly and increase in volume over time until you stop it.

Pros

  • Allows for less clutter
  • Easy to set up
  • Lots of functions
  • Wireless and USB charging
  • Great customer service

Cons

  • Defective units
  • Difficult-to-use buttons

Best for

People who want to be able to charge their smart device wirelessly right on their clock will find this to be a useful tool.

4. iHome IBT29

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iHome iBT29BC Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone
  • Wake and sleep to mobile devices via Bluetooth. Wirelessly stream music from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, Windows, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Speakerphone features include a built-in microphone, digital voice echo cancellation, and answer and end controls. USB port to charge iOS and other smart enabled mobile devices (charging cable not included)

Those who remember using iPods will also remember the iHome. However, now that iPods have pretty much come and gone, these devices have been geared towards Bluetooth and phone connections. Furthermore, this model also includes a great look that will match just about any mood you may be in.

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There are many of us out there who have fond memories of the iHome. It was one of the hottest devices out there when iPods were abundant. While they might not be quite as popular as they once were, these devices can still be very cool and quite reliable.

This device in particular offers the ability to sort through 5 different colors. It slowly and gently travels through the colors to add to a calming environment. You’ll also be able to use this device to charge other devices that make use of USB charging.

Finally, this iHome allows you to choose from music, FM radio and more to wake up to. Waking up for work in the morning can be so rough, but having your choice of music or other soothing sounds to greet you in the morning can make it that much easier.

Pros

  • Soft and slow color changes
  • Great sound quality
  • USB charging
  • Many features
  • Enjoyable alarm options

Cons

  • Lost Bluetooth connections
  • Melody app issues

Best for

If you like a device with soothing, pleasant colors and the reliability you can expect from an iHome, this is the device for you.

5. Tranesca Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker with Lights, Tranesca Portable Wireless Night Light Bluetooth Speaker with 7 Color LED and Smart Touch Control,handsfree/Phone/MicroSD/TF Card Supported
  • Everything in a set: Versatile and Multi-Functional. This devices works as a bluetooth speaker, table clock, alarm clock, wireless portable speaker; desk lamp, multi-color night light and baby light; Buy one and get all.
  • Warm Lights on a cold night: 3 levels of warm light mode and 7 colored light mode plus alarm clock function makes the product a perfect bedside lamp

Not everyone can afford the latest in Bluetooth clocks, or they may find that such a device doesn’t actually need to be quite so costly. Overall, when you’re in search of a reliable, inexpensive Bluetooth clock, this is the wallet-friendly option you’re going to want to take a closer look at.

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These days, efficiency is key. Many of us don’t have the space for lamps, speakers and alarm clocks on top of everything else we own. With the growing appreciation for minimalism, why not look for a device that can do all three tasks at once? The Tranesca is able to offer you exactly that to make your life easier.

In addition to all of that convenience, you’ll also be able to enjoy the device anywhere you may need to, thanks to the high level of portability. Want to replace that annoying hotel alarm clock that wakes you up to the sound of horrific beeping?

Just bring along the Tranesca and you’ll be able to wake up to music, podcasts, or anything else you actually enjoy hearing in the morning.

With a full battery, you’ll also be able to get a maximum life of about 4.5 hours. This is while you’re actually using the device, such as when playing music. Generally speaking, if you’re just using it as a clock most of the time and only use music to wake up, odds are it may last longer. 

Pros

  • Several features
  • Good sound quality
  • Great price
  • Easy to set up
  • Can use an SD card for music

Cons

  • Comes unplugged easily
  • Difficult Bluetooth syncing

Best for

This budget-friendly device is the ideal option for those who want a night light, clock and speaker all in one simple device.


Conclusion

For the most part, many Bluetooth alarm clocks offer two of the same features. They all provide you with an alarm to wake up to and the ability to listen to music using a Bluetooth connection.

On top of that, it’s worth considering what extra features you may want, such as lights, the ability to charge other devices with a USB or wirelessly, and anything else that may interest you.

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.