Sangean RCR-22 AM/FM Atomic Clock Radio (White)
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- Radio Controlled Clock Available
- Easy to Read LCD Display
- Adjustable Snooze Function
- 14 Memory Preset Stations (7 FM, 7 AM)
- Adjustable Sleep timer
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There are tons of little nuances that the manual does not detail that I've discovered using the clock for a few weeks. For example the display can be dimmed with a dial on the bottom (which on my unit did not take effect until my alarm goes off the first time). The clock remains dimmed at your preset level, but goes to full brightness when the alarm goes off, making the clock easier to find. Combined with the pleasing blue light and the HWS (makes the alarm bell go from soft to loud) it's really nice to wake up to.
Another thoughtful touch is that alarm indicators only light within 24 hours of your alarm. Either alarm can be set to go off on particular days, with any combination of Su-Sa set for each alarm (i.e. alarm1 can be set for Monday, Thursday and Sunday, no weekday/weekend restrictions like some others). The alarm indicators however only light up when your alarm will ring the next morning. Very nice.
Other functions like the snooze, nap timers, etc. all work well. Like most alarms you need some time to figure out how it works, but after a few mornings most functions were intuitive.
The radio functions well, and pulls in way more stations than the Dreammachine. The speaker is fine, that is to say neither exceptionally good or exceptionally poor. If I want the ultimate music experience, I have an expensive stereo for that.
The clock is a true atomic time clock (not just a "preset" clock like many others).Read more ›
1. The new clock display is a vast improvement over the old one. It's very easy to read from any angle and it can be manually dimmed. However I feel that there still exists room for improvement with the display. I feel that Sangean should have included a photosensor to automatically adjust the display brightness according to ambient lighting conditions. I've had this option on many other clocks costing much less and it's an awesome feature to have. I also feel that they should have kept the outgoing models display size. The larger display was able to show more information at a glance. For instance the RCR-1 and RCR-2 were able to display the date while the alarm's are active. The RCR-22 will not do this. With the new unit you must press the date button to display the information. Also missing is the dual color display of the RCR-1. When the alarm on the RCR-1 activated the display would change color from blue to amber. That feature no longer exists on this model which was a bit of a disapointment.
2. The lack of a battery backup is a serious oversight. I am aware that it has a super capacitor which will hold the time for up to an hour in the event of a power failure. However, a battery backup will hold the time for up to a year AND still be able to sound the buzzer alarm during a power failure. Sony has this feature as well as many other brands on the market today.
3. Another serious oversight is the lack of Humane Waking System (HWS)when the alarm is set to radio mode.Read more ›
I also wanted a clock that had both an up AND down button to adjust time. This clock also meets this criterion, however, the capacitor backup, the self correcting time feature and its dual alarm system minimizes the need for adjustments. It also has a button to reset the clock to DST and back. Why doesn't every clock have this?
Soon after I received the clock, I could tell that a lot of thought had gone into its design. In addition to the features listed, I found some nice surprises. It's meant to be operated in the dark and by a sleepy head. When you want to put it in snooze mode, you can hit ANY button on the top to activate it. When you want to turn it off, you can easily find the 'off' button in the dark using the side 'posts' as a guide. Each alarm button will light when that specific alarm will go off within 24 hrs (along with displaying the alarm time) assuring you that all is set. And that's nice, because with it's multi-day and dual alarm system, you rarely need to set it.
The five minute snooze time is a bit short for me. An ajustable snooze time would be nice addition. I would also prefer a digital volume control versus the knob to avoid accidental volume changes.
But overall, it looks great, it out performs the competition and has my recommendation. I've actually invited a few friends to my bedroom to show off....my new alarm clock!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We received this today and it's on the way back tomorrow. It is an absolute piece of rubbish! We live on the east coast and with it placed in a west facing window it would not,... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Little Frog
Exactly what I wanted. Saw the reviews about hard to set up. Had no issues at all! Love it.Published 4 days ago by Suzan D.
Goodness, first off there are cords coming out of the back that are not pictured. Two antenna that occupy more space, and please stretch them out to increase efficiency. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
It keeps accurate time via sync to time signals.
I love that the alarm (even the FM radio despite what is said in other reviews) volume can be set to... Read more
I wanted to love this item. But it is average. It took half a day to get the time set which was fine. I found it super hard to set the preset radio stations buttons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by nhardy
Apparently you can't receive the Atomic Clock signal from Colorado in my city, so I'm not super happy about that--I thought everyone would be able to get the signal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve Trapp