iHome has launched the ZN9, the world’s first clock radio for Microsoft's Zune media player.

The ZN9 offers the same kind of features and functionality as iPod-flavoured offerings have been doing for years, such as the options to wake and go to sleep to your Zune music.

In addition there's AM/FM radio presets, a "7-5-2" feature for separate weekday and weekend alarm times, and an extra large, backlit LCD display with dimmer.

Microsoft's Zune, only available in the States, has suffered a blow recently with the news that major US retailer Games Stop has decided to stop stocking the range due to lack of consumer interest.

The device has seen lack-lustre sales since its launch in 2006 despite the introduction of improved second-gen players last year. Microsoft has said it will not get a UK launch until it hits third-gen stage.