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Emerson CKS3516 SmartSet Dual-Alarm Clock Radio with Time Projection System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Innovative clock radio can project time, month/date, year, or alarm time on wall or ceiling
  • Also includes easy-to-read 1.3-inch LED clock display
  • Automatically sets correct date and time as soon as it's plugged in
  • Programmable dual alarms
  • AM/FM radio
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Emerson
  • Model: CKS3516
  • Item Height: 5 inches
  • Item Length: 5 inches
  • Item Weight: 2.15 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 5 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000G0PCZW
  • Item model number: CKS3516
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,678 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 10, 2006

Product Description


Enjoy true ease of operation and convenience with Emerson's SmartSet dual-alarm clock and be sure to always see the time thanks to Emerson's Time Projection System, which can project the time, month/date, year, or alarm time on your wall or ceiling in brilliant red numbers. And with Emerson's exclusive SmartSet auto time-setting technology, the clock automatically sets itself to the correct date and time as soon as you plug it in. Programmable dual alarms can also be set for weekday only, weekend only, or every day operation.

Product Description

Emerson Radio Corp. SmartSet Clock Radio"Emerson SmartSet Dual Alarm Clock Radio with Patented Automatic Time Setting System, Jumbo 1.3""Red LED Display, SureAlarm? and Time Projector System - Integrated LCD Projector Allows You to Project the Time in Large Numerals on Your Wall or Ceiling - Rotate the ProjectedImage 180 Degrees Without Moving or Turning the Radio - AM/FM Radio with Thumb Wheel Tuning - Choice of 3 Alarm Modes - Every Day, Weekdays Only orWeekends Only - Long-Life, Built-In Lithium Battery Backup Included"

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is the best alarm clock I've ever used.
2 boys' mama
The fact that I can set one alarm time for weekdays and a different one for the weekend is perfect too.
J. A. Dierschke
I love just opening my eyes in the middle of the night and seeing the time projecting on the ceiling.
D. Burns

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

139 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Charles on July 4, 2007
This review refers to the CKS3528 model, which I purchased from Amazon's partner, Target. The only difference between my model and this one is that the clock projection has a selectable color filter on the CKS3528. This unit listed here does not.

I purchased this clock for the large digit display and projection functions. So far both are working out quite nicely. The display is not too bright at night, when the dimmer is set to low. It is still quite readable in a lit room. The projection is too dim to read if the room is lit, but it works nicely in the dark. I am nearsighted, but I have no problem reading the ceiling display with my glasses off at night. I'd guess the digits are about 10 inches high on my ceiling. The projection is also not so bright that it lights up the room or keeps me awake.

The smart set function is little more than a preset internal clock that lives off a lithium battery when it is not plugged in. The manual says the battery will last 3 years even if the unit is never plugged in, and should last 5+ years when used normally. The clock allows you to change the time settings yourself (if you like your clock 5-10 minutes fast, or if the time ever drifts) and the internal memory will keep the new time setting. This is a nice improvement over the RCA version that I replaced, which had drifted about 2 minutes off and could not be corrected.

The clock knows 7 times zones: Atlantic, Eastern, Central, Mountain, Pacific, Yukon, and Hawaiian. Since you can change the internal time memory anyway, I imagine it would be pretty easy to use this in any zone and just fix the time shift once. However, the clock obeys the 2007 US daylight savings time rules: starting 2nd Sunday of March, ending 1st Sunday of November.
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mommy with a PhD on February 18, 2008
I bought this Emerson projection clock in August. I immediately loved the projection feature - no more rolling over to see what time it is and no more sleep interuptions when my husband props himself up to peek over me and check the clock! But, our joy was short-lived. The LED display on the first clock stopped working after 2 days and wouldn't keep time. I took it back to the store and exchanged it for another. The second clock was broken out of the box - the projection never worked. I exchanged it again (I REALLY liked the clock's features!) and the 3rd one worked fine for about 6 months. But last night we realized the projection was stuck on 11:03. When I rolled over, the LED was not displaying the time. I unplugged it and when I plugged it back in I got no lights at all, only a loud clicking noise. It's certainly dead this time! I am so disappointed. I did get all 3 clocks from the same store so maybe it was a bad batch, but we also purchased 2 Emerson Smartset CD clock radios recently. The first one had a malfunctioning LED display after 2 days so we returned it. 2 months later the CD player on the 2nd one stopped working. The point? Our experience with Emerson products leaves much to be desired. 5 defective clocks in 6 months is entirely unacceptable. This particular projection clock has great features and is awesome when it works. The LED is a little too bright even on low, but you get used to it and it can double as a night light. But we are going to be looking for a projection clock made by another company. My husband didn't realize that our projection clock and the CD radio clock were all made by Emerson. When I told him he said "Oh, if I had known that I would have told you not to buy it, their stuff is junk". Lesson learned!
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Brandon A. Martinez on January 29, 2008
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I spent many hours reviewing projection clock/radios on amazon and newegg. The problems i saw everywhere, regaurdless of the price of the units were: the projection isnt bright enough, the alarm is not loud enough, and the alarm doesnt have the right settings. This to me means that the price of the unit will not improve these problems for various reasons. I also do not need the extra features like the outdoor temp or the weekly forecast(which seem not to work most of the time anyways). So i chose to find a clock that only had what i needed: TIME, ALARM, RADIO, AND PROJECTION. So i set out to find the most solid, simple, and best priced unit that had all these features. I ended up finding this unit. Not the most attractive, not the most Hi-tech, but it seems the most reliable and had decent reviews all around.

THE PROJECTION on this clock works fine, you can start to see it once dusk comes, but does not become clear until the TV or Computer Monitor in the room is turned off for the night. It will remain clear on your wall or ceiling until about 8AM or so, unless you have dark or thick curtains do completely cover your windows. It swivels 180 degrees, and has a manual focus to help make sure the time is clearly projected. No complaints with this feature.

THE ALARM starts very very silent and then crescendos. If you are already awake, you will first ask yourself if you really heard it it is so quiet. It then slowly, crescendos to a good decently loud tone, it can definitely wake me any day of the week, and i need a loud alarm to wake up. If this is still not loud enough for you, the radio alarm can be set at whatever volume you left it at. Also, it has 2 alarms, one for Mon-Fri, and one for the weekend which can be set for different times.
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