Many iPhone owners already use their phone as a makeshift alarm clock--why not go all the way by turning it into your nightstand clock? Kensington's $40 Nightstand Charging Dock charges your iPhone at night using a compact dock-connector base that supports the phone horizontally like a picture-frame stand. The base is thoughtfully covered in rubber, to avoid scratching your furniture, and features a USB cable that grabs power from the included AC charger or a USB port on your Mac. But the key is the free companion iPhone app that turns the iPhone's screen into a dimmable clock that also displays the weather.
This story, "Wake-Up Call" was originally published by Macworld.