I love the idea of this alarm clock & lamp, and the design is beautiful. Very aesthetic. But when it comes to actually using the thing, it comes up short. First, be aware that this thing is huge. It will take up quite the footprint on your nightstand. I suppose the size is warranted, however, because you will be reaching for it in a groggy state. That said, then, the rim of the lamp is encircled in tiny buttons that are not easy to distinguish in that same groggy state— nor are they marked in any way visible to the front of the device. Turning the alarm(s) on and off seems to be more of a hassle than it should be. Finally, as far as my negatives go, the pictures and the product description describe the snooze function as if all you have to do is gently graze the lamp with a finger or two. Doing this, I was unable to trigger the snooze for several days. Finally I figured out that you have to give the front face a nice little thump to trigger the snooze. You're not going to coldcock the device, just give it thump with your finger. Most mornings it takes me a few thumps before I get it right.
All that said, does the combination of lamp and alarm do what it promises to do? Maybe. It will doubtlessly vary from individual to individual. I struggle to get out of bed most days, but I find since using this alarm that I can generally get out of bed with fewer snooze resets. Additionally, I don't seem to be as groggy when I do get up.
Wrapping things up, we come to the price. I bought the top-level model. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't make the same choice again. I might evaluate the low-end model to see if it does everything that I find I use, but the top-end model is simply way too expensive. You get a few added features in the top-end model, but not enough added features to justify the price.