Update: We posted this last week for $160,
but it’s since fallen to $147. Now up to $177, sorry!
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of a wake-up light, the gist is that the light turns on and gradually brightens for 30 minutes prior to your alarm going off. This sunrise simulation usually won’t wake you up, but it will jog you out of deep sleep and get you ready to wake up, so you don’t feel like garbage for half the morning. I’ve owned one for years now, and I swear by it.
In addition to the cool, donut-like design, the Somneo has all the features you’d find in the previous high-end HF3520 model, but with the addition of a breathing relaxation mode that you can use when going to sleep at night, a USB charging port for your phone, a few extra wake-up sounds, and a few extra brightness settings. The biggest addition though? <Music from a heavenly choir rains down from the sky> An eight hour battery backup so a power outage won’t mess up your alarm! Finally!
If you don’t need all the new stuff, the HF3520 is also on sale for $73 after clipping the $25 coupon, within a few cents of the best price we’ve seen.