Top positive review
22 people found this helpful
Nice little clock
on September 8, 2011
Being a day sleeper, I really needed a clock that would display military time because I sometimes wake up disoriented, wondering if it is 2am or 2pm! Anyway, this seemed like a good buy, even though it isnt a clock radio, but I wasnt as concerned about the alarm as I was about the 24hr clock.
I absolutely LOVE all the different colors. I am *very* sensitive to extra light in the room - even the light from my Wii remote charger in the living room can bother my sleep in the bedroom - so I was concerned about the brightness of this clock as other reviewers stated it was very bright. Thankfully, it not only isnt too bright, but all the extra color choices helped me to figure out which one was the least bright, but still readable.
Also, I could read the time from any angle - which is great because my bed is lower than my nightstand.
It is small as some have said, but I have a small nightstand and my clock has to share it with a lamp, a sound machine, remotes for fans, etc; so I am grateful it is small.
Keep in mind, as with other clocks that have a battery back-up -- the battery (1 AAA) doesnt keep the clock on & lit up when unplugged so much as it simply saves the time on the clock so it doesnt revert back to a blinking 12:00.
The lid on the top seemed odd at first, but it isnt cumbersome, nor does it hinder my being able to use the clock.
Setting the time/date/alarm is a little frustrating for me -- the sliding button that allows you to set the time/date/alarm is very small for my large fingers, so that was tricky. Also, the buttons for actually changing the time/date/alarm are a little slow to respond. I could hold them down to go fast, but once I got close and wanted to move hour/min/day by hour/min/day, the buttons dont respond very quickly so I sometimes hit the buttons 3-4 times to move one hour/min/day. Weird.
The alarm seemed to escalate in sound - and it definitely escalated in number of beeps - every 5-10 seconds it would start to beep faster and faster. It didnt seem extremely loud, but then again, I am a light sleeper, so any sound at all would be enough to wake me.
All-in-all, I love this little clock and am so glad to have found something with military time that I actually like and can use! I added some pics to help others see what they're buying - hope they help.