- Digital display must be red, and preferably have a dimmer. (It is a pet peeve of mine that hotels seem to insist on alarms with green, or worse, blue,digital displays that give out enough light to to read by!)
- Preset stations preferred
- Sound quality higher than the cheapest available
- Looks nice - yes, I know that is subjective but I'd prefer something looks discreet and stylish.
I did think about the Tivoli radio alarms, but I do prefer the digital display so I can tell exactly what time it is when I lie awake at 3:23am.....