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The perfect travel alarm clock,
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I've had one of these for at least ten years, and it's still going strong. I think I've only changed the batteries 3 times, and I use it as my primary alarm clock almost every day. It has traveled with me to at least 3 continents and been through countless airports, train stations, bus stations, docks, suitcases, hotel rooms, and campgrounds, and still sits by my bed every night. The only problems I've had with it are when I've forgotten to set it. I'm tempted to buy another one only because I'm afraid they'll quit making it; I want to be able to replace it when it finally gets crushed or stepped on or lost in transit.
On a more objective level, it has a well laid out display, showing the time, date, day, temperature, and alarm/snooze indicators. The time can swith to 24-hour format, and the temperature can display either in F or C. The snooze button is big enough to hit with my eyes closed. The snooze button also turns on the greenish backlight for 5 seconds or so, letting me see what time it is in the dark. The base flips around and protects the buttons from getting pressed while it's in my bag, which is important as I usually just toss it in with my keys and flashlight and mp3 player and other things with hard pointy bits.
My only real complaint is that the snooze function only waits 5 minutes, I'd prefer about 10. Still, when you're travelling, who wants to sleep in all day? There are things to do! This is small enough to take anywhere no matter how I'm traveling. This is easily the best travel alarm clock I've ever had.
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Initial post: Oct 25, 2010 1:24:32 PM PDT
Foto Gato says:
It's an alarm clock. What about its alarm - setting, control, loudness?
In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 8:33:24 AM PDT
D. Tarr says:
The alarm is the standard loud, shrill electronic beep. There is no volume control but I'm a heavy sleeper and it's loud enough to wake me up. You might not want to use it in a monastery but otherwise it does the job quite well - I'm very motivated to shut that noise up! The controls are pretty much the same as any digital clock - time set, alarm set, alarm on/off.
For daily home use you might prefer something more sophisticated, but for a travel clock I find it works perfectly.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013 5:48:37 AM PST
Thanks for this great review. It was very helpful to me. I have one on the way. I need it for traveling and it was great to hear comments from a long time user of this travel alarm clock. Sounds perfect for what I need. Thanks!
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