Equity by La Crosse SkyScan 31420 Travel Atomic Alarm Clock
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- Travel alarm clock with atomic clock; sets time and date based on WWVB radio transmissions from US Atomic Clock
- Digital display with on-demand yellow backlight; shows time, seconds, date, weekday, and indoor temperature
- With 5-minute snooze alarm; auto DST function with on/off option
- Requires separate purchase of 2 AAA alkaline batteries for power; folding design for compact travel
- Measures 3 inches wide by 3-1/2 inches deep by 4 inches high
Top Customer Reviews
Setting this clock is not very easy, either. As I travel from time zone to time zone, I have to manually set the zone via a confusing and hard-to-see menu. I have had, however, no problem with the signal being picked up so this clock does accurately display the hour and minute (dependent upon my getting the correct time zone set).
I am terribly disappointed and will be getting rid of this travel clock as soon as I can find a decent replacement.
I agree that the manual is confusing and it may not be displaying the proper time when you get it. I don't really have an issue with the lighted face sticker because I know that a constantly lit face would really eat up the battery life. Many times I have reached for this clock in the night and hit the button lighting up it's face and found out not only what time it is, but also the temperature.
The look of this clock, is that it is cheaply made and not sturdy. I didn't think much of it when I bought it, now I think it is the best clock I have ever owned. It folds up with a protective cover or fold it into a standing position (I know! It's like a transformer! How cool is that.)
One of the best features of this clock is that it resets itself every night at midnight. You never have to reset it. I check it with my computer every now and again and it is always right on.
5. easy to read large display
7. extremely unpretentious
8. fuss free
9 day and date display
Only downside is the batteries (2 AAA) only lasted about 35 days for the first set, then the display started to fade away, which was fixed with new batteries. If this thing needs 2 new batteries each month - wow, adds up to quite a bit of $$. I used Sunbeam batteries, not sure if "name brand" ones will last longer. I might consider some rechargeable batteries - I like the clock enough that it would be worth it.
Be prepared for immediate warranty costs. They expect us to pay to have a brand new product which was just purchased days ago fixed under warranty. The odds are the polarization of the display was improperly done in the factory. A defect. A defect that want us to pay to correct.
"Equity" is Equity Industries using the La Crosse name via a joint venture. Equity is nothing more then an importer with ~9 employees according to Manta.
The defect in the design is a warning sign of cheap junk from China being sold for high profit via the once trusted La Crosse name.
It's about profit not quality.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought two of these for my daughters and they love it. I've had one for years which I take everywhere and it keeps perfect time and the alarm rings on time too. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Louise
I have two of the original versions of the SkyScan Alarm Clock and wanted a travel version. This one works great except that for some reason understood only by the manufacturer it... Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Tom M (Kensington, MD)
Works very well as advertised and uses standard AA batteries. The display is bright and easy to read, especially at night with the built-in light that can be switched on on demand.Published on May 20, 2013 by A User
This is a great little clock. It goes where I go and the time is alway correct. I recommend this to everyone.Published on March 21, 2013 by Edd Conley
The display is a good size, and the alarm is loud enough without being obnoxious. The downside is setting the time zone is not intuitive. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by John Dale
It's small and I was able to mount it on the dashboard of my school bus to make sure I'm on schedule.Published on February 25, 2013 by Shirley Flick
I have used this exact travel clock for years and love the compactness and simplicity in operation. Although it may not always automatically capture the correct time zone, I always... Read morePublished on January 31, 2013 by Loren Dethlefs
I like this clock so much I bought a second one after rough handling scratched the display and body of my old one. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by Dave