As I have a multitude of mobile devices I had used a wood charging station on my nightstand. However, newer models didn't fit, so I decided on replacing the large charging mount with a small, space conscious alarm clock. I've seen these around in various hotels and friends' homes and loved the simplicity of it. The time displays when it detects noise or motion, then fades out. I normally use my mobile for my alarm (I travel often), but at home I found this to be quicker and easier.