gear4 has launched BlackBox 24/7 – an alarm clock radio that can also be used to listen to the audio content stored on iPods and other MP3 players.

The deep black gloss alarm clock features a 12-hour clock on an LED Display. There are two alarms, which can be programmed for different times and offer the ability for users to wake up either to an alarm buzzer, the included FM radio or to content from an iPod or other MP3 players. An ambient blue light is also illuminated when the alarms are activated.

The BlackBox pumps out 16W of sound through two 2.75in speakers. The unit doubles as a reharging dock for the iPod. It works with other brands of MP3 player. These must be attached using a line-in cable. A remote control also comes bundled with the BlackBox 24/7.

BlackBox 24/7 is priced at £49.99 and is available from www.gear4.co.uk.

gear4 BlackBox 24/7 alarm clock docking station

gear4 BlackBox 24/7 alarm clock docking station