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Awkward to set alarm, bright display, died in less than 3 months
on January 31, 2014
It did take a little time to set up, but the instructions were clear enough.
However, setting the alarm is awkward and a pain if you change the alarm time frequently. There are an excessive number of button presses to set the alarm, and the buttons are fairly loud themselves if you're trying to be quiet. Even pressing the buttons requires that the alarm be held in an awkward fashion to avoid accidentally pressing other buttons or moving the projector inadvertently.
The FM reception seems very poor (at least for me, compared to another radio in the exact same location), and the alarm beep itself is a little piercing (although I'm accustomed to an alarm that gradually gets louder over time).
I found the temperature was off by 2-3 degrees, even with nothing turned on around it. The display looks nice in the daytime, but is quite bright at night, even on the dimmest setting.
UPDATE 4/21/14: I purchased this on 1/27/14, and I came home on 4/21/14 to find the unit had "died." The display went out completely. It's worth noting that I haven't even been touching this unit since I decided not to use it for an alarm. Just letting it sit for less than three months -- not a very good lifespan. Not even worth asking for a replacement.