Feature summary --------------- Robotic/animatronic clock radio with many functions Entertaining, especially for kids Many animated parts, including neck, mouth, eyelids, etc Motion sensor allows Mr. Clock Radio to wake up and say silly things Fortune mode answers "yes or no" type questions Alarm clock
The level of animation promised is excellent for the price point. Unfortunately, there are severe quality control issues with the product.
The first one we received would suddenly reduce it's volume to the point that it is barely audible. Power cycling would bring it back for a while, but later, it would go back to a low volume. We got a replacement. The second one worked for about 6 weeks.
During that time, our guests were entertained by the silly sayings. Somehow, he would say "Something smells good. Must be supper time!" at the times we were preparing meals. "This place is a mess!" was another favorite saying.
When no one is around, Mr. Clock Radio sleeps. It can be set to announce the time at the 1/4 hour, 1/2 hour, or on the hour. It can wake you up with the radio or by saying something and shaking its head, etc. It also has a headphone jack so an MP3 player can be amplified and played through the built-in speaker. It has flashing lights on its head, that can be set to be steadily on as a nightlight. It has a battery backup to keep the time in case of a power outage.
Note that it will start moving its head, eyelids, etc. if it detects light at night time. If you are a light sleeper, this can be a nuisance. The time announcement can be suppressed between 8pm and 8am.
Even though it's initially entertaining, the novelty can wear off after a few days.Read more ›