If you had to get out of bed in the '80s, chances are that a digital clock radio awoke you. Today, while you can still buy a standalone alarm clock, most of us use the rather-limited alarm functionality on our smartphones. However, there are a couple of ways to get the full clock radio experience in your pocket.
On Android, you can use a free app called Alarm Clock Radio, which allows you to wake up to any of thousands of available online radio streams, most from AM and FM radio stations. On iPhone, a $1.99 app called Beautiful Clock Radio shows the weather and provides access to more than 50,000 radio streams. You can also buy a clock radio dock like the $27.98 cube-shaped iLive for iPhone or the $50 iHome C50 for Android.