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Stylish and Functional
on June 4, 2011
Overall I'm quite pleased with this clock. I returned a Philips projection clock that I had received as a gift because the projected digits were rather fuzzy and purchased this Oregon Scientific model instead. The LCD digits are bold and easy to read, and the projected digits are sharp no matter where I pointed them. Below are some of my observations in a PRO/CON list.
- Nice design
- Bold, easy to read digits (reddish-orange)
- Synchronizes to National atomic clock
- Indoor and outdoor temperature display (either or both (toggling)) (with included remote temperature sender) worked with no problems
- The entire top surface is a snooze bar
- The alarm is pleasant enough
- The projector swivels for easy projection on a bedroom wall
- Displays date or seconds along with time and temperature
- As with other Oregon Scientific clocks I've owned, the control buttons on the back are very small and butt against each other, which isn't great ergonomics.
- The LCD back light has a BRT-OFF-DIM slider switch that didn't really work in the OFF or DIM setting unless you giggle it just right. Not a big deal, I just leave it in BRT.
- It took almost 24 hours for the time to sync with the atomic clock. Granted I'm in Seattle which is a long way from Colorado, but still...
- The snooze bar doubles as an "invert project digits" function, which is just stupid. I find myself inadvertently inverting the projection quite frequently.
- While you can swivel the projector, you can't rotate it (you have to rotate the whole clock). To project on a far wall, the clock face will be oriented away from the bed. And if you choose to project on the ceiling, it likely won't be aligned to your desire. This seems like a pretty basic design omission.