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Elgin Travel Alarm Clock

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  • Compact, user-friendly travel alarm clock from Elgin; protective cover doubles as standing base
  • Displays time with am/pm indicator and alarm icon on 7/10-inch LCD screen; illuminated by push-button indigo backlight
  • Keeps time with accurate quartz movement; 4-minute snooze function
  • Requires purchase of 1 AAA battery for operation; limited 1-year warranty
  • Measures 4 inches wide by 5 inches deep by 5 inches high standing upright
  • Displays time with AM/PM indicator and alarm icon on 7/10-inch LCD screen; illuminated by push-button indiglo backlight
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Make sure your on time while on the road with this Indigo travel alarm clock.

The Timex Story

Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.

The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.

During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.

The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.

One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.

Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.


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Product Dimensions 4.7 x 4 x 4.2 inches
Item Weight 0.5 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department unisex-adult
Manufacturer GENEVA/ADVANCE CLOCK CO
ASIN B00007E8E6
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 3502E
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I used an Indiglo travel alarm as my main alarm for over ten years. Eventually, it stopped working. I have been on a quest to replace it ever since--about six years now. The main thing I've learned by trying so many other alarms is--it's hard to find a good, basic, no-frills, reliable alarm clock.

Some alarms lose time. Some snooze for 10 or 15 minutes, which defeats the awakening process. Some are loud and/or obnoxious while others are barely audible. One couldn't keep time, AND after it fell off my nightstand--for the first time--the numbers became unreadable. A LOT are not Indiglo, and the backlights are so bright they could double as airstrip lighting; I've had to make them covers to dull the light so I could go to sleep.

I finally gave up finding a suitable replacement at local stores, and started alarm clock shopping online. After comparing features, reading reviews, and checking carefully for 1) battery powered operation 2) no constant backlight and 3) regular old-fashioned only lights up when you push the button (Indiglo), I chose this Elgin travel alarm.

I've used it as my only alarm for several weeks now. It works better than the (many) others I've tried.
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I have dropped this thing on the floor, stepped on it, spilled water all over it. I lost the back and the batteries were held in by masking tape and it still worked. Simple, but effective.
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Nice, uncomplicated, functional travel alarm clock. First of all, the package was EASY to open -- doesn't require a hacksaw and axe, like most packages do these days. Secondly, the instructions were written in CLEAR ENGLISH -- not weird unintelligible international symbols and directions in ten different languages with the English being butchered beyond comprehension. And thirdly, the clock is simple to set up and operate. Very user-friendly. Does what it says it's going to do. Alarm starts off softly then gets more frantic as seconds tick by and you haven't turned it off -- perfect for my waking-up habits. It's the right size -- very compact -- has a nice big display, big snooze button -- all in all, about as perfect as a product can be. My compliments to Elgin.
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I didn't see this anywhere before I bought this item, but it only snoozes for 4 minutes. It has an annoying alarm that is sure to wake and irritate you and when you press snooze (or turn on the night light) it emits a high pitch whine that is sure to drive away dogs. It has a single alarm that is easy to set. It is small and folds up for travel.
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Because of the generally positive reviews and the really low price I decided to take a chance and try one of these. My initial opinion matched those of the best reviews. It is a cheap, simple alarm clock and a great package for travel. The display is large and clear, the controls are intuitive and easy to use, the night light and snooze alarm are easy to access, and the alarm is nice and loud. I was really starting to love it........and then the display pixels started to drop out. The display soon became unreadable.

The clock was just too cheap to bother sending back so I ordered another one. It worked great the first night. When it rang in the morning I hit the snooze alarm and, since then, if the alarm is enabled at all it rings every several minutes. I kept trying it periodically for a couple of days. I even took the batteries out for a while and then replaced them. No change. It is locked into perpetual snooze mode.

I finally gave up and, for an additional $2.50, ordered a Casio. It works just fine.
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I was glad I found this little clock on Amazon, because it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. Elgin is a reputable name in timepieces. Unfortunately, the clock gained about 15 minutes every five hours! I tested it more than once. I was so disappointed. Had to return it. Still looking for something like it. I need something simple, folding, battery-operated, a clock that can keep accurate time (!) and with a light that comes on when pressed. Unfortunately, it was not to be with this one. I don't usually write reviews, but felt obligated to report my recent experience with this model.
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For the money this little clock is a pretty good buy. The numbers are large and easy to read, the time and alarm are straightforward and easy to set, the alarm starts out softly and gets louder until you push the snooze or turn it off, and the dial lights up at night nicely when you push the snooze button. It also unfolds to create a stand for the clock. It's compact when folded for travel, but the cover is cheaply made. I'm not sure how well it will hold up under abuse, I would feel compelled to wrap it in a sock or something in a suitcase.

All in all for the money it has everything I need for a travel alarm clock and it keeps good time so far, too.
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