We once heard somebody say that when function has been perfected and innovation stops, that's when design takes over. We can't see anywhere where that is better exemplified than this clock radio. They've been around forever and there haven't been any crazy innovations recently, but this clock has made a name for itself with brilliant modern design and a set of buttons modeled after a piano keyboard.
The Monteal Radio Clock from Takumi has a sleek jet-black acrylic body and an ambience-inducing blue fluorescent light. We think this would look great on a nightstand, casting that beautiful blue glow across the surface. It has all of the usual clock radio controls, like snooze, memory, and recall functions, but they're all on cool, smooth buttons on top that resemble piano keys.
It's—ahem—way pricey at $425, but if you've got the cash to lay down, this one of a kind piece might be worth it.