- Brand Name: Emerson
- Model Number: CKS3020
- Item Height: 6 inches
- Item Length: 6 inches
- Item Width: 10 inches
Emerson Radio Jumbo Triple Display Dual Alarm AM/FM Clock Radio with SmartSet Technology (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Emerson Radio Jumbo Triple Display Dual Alarm AM/FM Clock Radio with SmartSet Technology
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The best feature is that the times for the two alarms are prominently displayed on the screen, all the time. No more compulsive checking before bed to make sure that the alarm is set for the right time. I also like that you can pre-set each alarm to ring on just weekdays, just weekends, or every day; if you keep to a regular schedule, you really don't need to change anything from day to day.
Regarding the snooze feature: I was a bit worried that the "wave sensor" would be too sensitive, and that I would end up snoozing when I didn't mean to, but so far this really hasn't been a problem. You need to wave your hand pretty deliberately for it to snooze. Also, while you're snoozing, there's a blinking light to remind you that the alarm is not turned off, which is very helpful.
Regarding the tuner: I was surprised to see that this radio has an old analog dial-style radio tuner, rather than a digital tuner. It makes it a bit tricky to find the station you want, but it does tend to stay put much better than other radios. My last one would drift pretty heavily.
There are really just a few things I'm not crazy about:
1. The snooze timer is not adjustable. Each snooze is 9 minutes. Personally, I prefer 7. Many other clock radios on the market today have adjustable snooze, but not this one.
2. No atomic clock. It uses that "SmartSet" business, which is basically just factory-set with a very strong battery. But if it does ever get the wrong time, you'll need to set it by hand. Adding atomic clock capability would make it just about perfect.
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Being able to see, without moving any switches, what time the alarms are set for is nice. I just wish the alarm would wake us up when it goes off. I guess we'll be buying another new alarm clock.
The thing that makes this clock worth the price even without the smart set is the alarm settings. Dual alarm, and can be set for weekdays, weekends, and a couple other settings. So if you are like me, and have different schedules on the weekends you can set one for the weekdays, and one for weekends. bright display, suprisingly good sound, a good everyday clock, worth the price, whether it sets itself or not. Setting itself is a nice feature though. As many others have explained, this is not an atomic clock, nor does it advertise itself to be. Yes, it is a "Self Setting" Clock, pre-set at the factory defaulted to Eastern Standard time in the USA (Mine was 2 minutes behind my actual atomic clock). The set up is easy enough, plug it in, it set's itself, then press the time zone up or down for the time zone you are in, then forget about it for several years. This new version does have the correction for New daylight savings time settings (2007 versions). Again, check this out, even my mother (who is technologically challenged) loves this clock.
Time sets automatically
Cons - Touchless snooze allows you to be late for work just by raising a hand or foot.
Alarm is probably not loud enough for a hard sleeper.
There is no hour or minute button for the alarm set, just up and down buttons. You must scroll through minutes to get to the next hour.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quite possibly the greatest Alarm Clock Radio on the Planet. This alarm clock has a long lasting battery backup, if the power is off the alarm still works. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mark Winburn
Not sure why this model was discontinued because it's a great alarm/radio. I have to have dual alarms and love that both are visible on the display. Read morePublished 6 months ago by 4msleah
It arrived the way it was supposed to BUT the time would not stay on the real time or setting the alarm. I was in touch with Amazon & they took care of it. Amazon is the BEST !!!!Published 8 months ago by prissysmom
Clock did not work on arrival.
.BUT company was outstanding at refund