Considering that most clock radios are the first thing many of us see in the morning, it is a shame that most of them are tacky-looking, tinny sounding blights. For a long time, the only tasteful option was Tivoli’s Model Three, but there is now another audiophile-grade choice: The German-engineered Cubo. Available in seven colors and three real wood finishes that will blend in with with almost any color combination (or stick out if you want it to…). The Cubo offers a full range speaker and an integrated bass-reflex tube, a CD player, DAB radio and dual alarm clock with a 3.5mm connection for an iPod or MP3 player. The amber backlit display is dimmable, there’s a snooze button and the DAB/FM radio with PLL tuner has capacity for 6 preset stations.  [sonoro]