So, for a shade under AUD 90 I got this nice bit of kit. Of course it:
- Charges the device
- Syncs time with the device
- Provides great sound playback
For higher-fidelity audio, it's possible to use a 3.5mm stereo lead.
It's not quite a complete replacement for a clock-radio, because AM is still significant here in Australia. However most AM radio stations are available through mobile aps, so - provided that data usage isn't limited, that's a great workaround.
A pie-in-the-sky wishlist would have it including a DAB+ tuner, also. I can pipe the output from my digital radio via the 3.5mm jack, however.
So, at home, my phone will be sitting on the dock of the android, wasting time...