Jul 25, 2014 8:50 AM
Instead of an obnoxious alarm clock, we'd like to have trained birds slowly sing us awake. Since we're neither rich nor a Disney princess, however, we've sought out a different alternative: the Verilux Rise + Shine Natural Wake-Up Light ($100). Gradually, the no-alarm alarm device increases the lighting in your room to wake you up in a gentler manner than you've ever experienced before. For once, you'll wake up cheerful enough that you might be able to sing some songs back at those untrained birds outside of your window.