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Love it, only wish I have 20/20 eye sight
on October 9, 2013
The Sharp SPC301 alarm clock I received has a 3/4" circular dial in the middle for TIME SET, ALARM SET, CALENDAR, RUN functions and 3 buttons to set time/date on the left, 1 sliding switch for ALARM ON/OFF at the right. To me, this new layout of buttons looks cleaner than the one shown in photo. The clock even shows temperature now. May be the seller shopemco sent me a newer SPC301 for the same price. I noticed now this alarm clock is fulfilled by Amazon, hope Amazon is shipping this newer version too.
It is really a nice little travel alarm clock for the price. Its compact size is perfect for today's carry-on air traveling bags (fits inside my pant pocket too). However, the LCD display for AM/PM at the alarm setting is too small for me to read under dim hotel room lighting. Fortunately I only need the alarm in the morning, so had to guess the AM/PM setting just once. The alarm sound level is also on the light side, which is loud enough to wake me up but not my wife. So if you are a light sleeper w/ good eye sight and want an inexpensive great travel alarm clock, you'll be happy with this one.