Grace Digital EncorePrice: $199.99; rechargeable battery pack, $39.99


Rad said: Given a good signal, it sounds more than respectable. And it’s a full-featured alarm clock. Its list price is a bit high, but you can find it online for around $175. At that price, it might be just what you need to fulfill your sense of musical adventure.

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The gist: Pretty good in most areas but dated looks.