The XtremeMac Luna clock radio lets you plug in your iPod via its dock connector, and then gradually fades down its music or your favorite radio station as you drift off to sleep, fading back up the next morning to wake you up. We're liking its ergonomic multifunction knobs that are easy to control in the dark, independent bass and treble controls and the ability to dim the display from completely off to full intensity.
The Luna has some excellent features, and compares favorably with the more-expensive $400 Roku SoundBridge Radio which has the greater capability of letting you access Internet radio stations and music on any computer on your network, but can't play any files with iPod DRM. The $150 Luna has a lot more customization features, and might be worth a look if you can wait until it ships on December 18.
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