Includes: Loud alarm clock, instruction manual
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
|Time Zones||HAST, AKST, EST, PST, MST, CST, EST, AST|
|Timekeeping Accuracy||+/- 45 seconds per month; Learn More|
|Power||Electric 120V AC power cord with CR2032 coin cell battery backup (included)|
|Dimensions||2.8-inch Height x 5.4-inch Width x 3.9-inch Depth|
I like the way the buttons are placed and sized. Really nice design. It is easy to figure out where they are and what they do when you are only half-awake. If you hold the plus or minus button down the alarm (or time) hour or minute setting will scroll by nice as fast - but not so fast that it is easy to go past your setting before you know it - a typical problem with many other clocks. The alarm on-off button even has braille-style bumps on it so you can locate it in the dark. The function of the other buttons can easily be figured out by relative location and size. And the layout has lots of logical sense. The alarm-set choice button all the way to the right, the time-set choice button all the way to the left and the alarm on-off button bigger, and in the middle, and the plus and minus (time or alarm setting forward or back) buttons in the next row, with the minus to the left and plus to the right. Logical. Symmetrical. Really nice. The lithium button "backup" battery keeps the clock running and on-time and, importantly, saves your alarm setting, even through a long power failure. However like most plug-in clocks with an LED display, you won't be able to see the time until the power is goes back on, and the alarm will not ring if the power is till off when it is time for the alarm to sound. I suspect the reason that the clock "sets itself instantly" is that it already running when you buy it, and has been running since the "backup" battery was installed in it, at he factory. When I first plugged the clock in it was 3 minutes behind. So given the spec of gaining or losing not more than 45 seconds per month, and working on the assumption that it is closer to 33 seconds, that is, 0.55 minutes, that it had been losing per month since being manufactured, I can calculate that the clock was manufactured an estimated 5.5 months before I turned it on (3 minutes divided by 0.55). The display is quite bright, even in the low brightness setting. However it is a just slightly blurry around the bottom of the second numeral from the left, due to a wave in one of the layers of transparent material covering the front of the clock. The box says "extra loud alarm." I found the alarm to be normally loud, that is, loud enough, with the loudness switch in the high position, but it didn't seem an awful lot louder than a similar clock. If the alarm is really "extra" loud, it isn't remarkably so. With the loudness switch in the low position, it is distinctly less loud. The snooze feature works as expected.
I love the functions, self setting after power outage, large dial, high/low alarm and brightness. I bought one for my grandson and one for myself.
Good quality & price, large easy to read numbers, so far I have not used in the loud alarm mode but the regular alarm has been sufficient.
The only way to improve this item would be for the alarm to have two (2) different settings, one (1) for weekdays and one (1) for weekends.
Got this for my Nephew. He just got his first place & I told him he'll need to get to work on time to pay his bills. He really likes it. Works great.
I can read the clock at night, it has a dim setting and auto adjusts the time and DST.
Just an alarm, no CD or Radio but if that's all you need it's perfect. Small footprint on the nightstand too.