I was having trouble wake up a lot. My alarm would go off, I would ignore it for a minute, than slap/kick or generally hit it in some way till it stopped beeping - without waking up or being bothered at all. This continued on until I made up my mind to get something that would REALLY wake me up. I considered wacky options like alarm clocks that shocked out, hit you on the head with a hammer, or just didn't stop beeping at all and got louder and louder, but none of them actually seemed like good options.
I had recently gotten an iPod Nano (check out the review!), and I wanted to get a speaker system for it in my room. "Why not try to find something that can do both?" I asked.
So that's just what I did.
I found a company called iHome that did just that, and grabbed the iP99BX after a little research.
This little system is great! It has amazing quality speakers with good midrange, and believe it or not, two small sub-woofers built it! You can turn it unbelievably loud without any damage done to the speakers OR any distortion. It comes with a great remote that can control the song your listening to as well as the radio, and can even browse through your ipod! The radio is also good but the antenna could be improved a little.
Overall I really enjoy this iHome and couldn't ask for a better one.