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The WORST Sony alarm I have had in decades
on February 5, 2016
I have bought Sony Alarm clocks for decades. They are the only company I ever bought actually. And i have always loved them. This one I am not a big fan of at all. Sure as an alarm it works but then most do, so thats not a problem. The problem is in the design. They focused more on making it a work of art rather than it being easily functional. In doing so, they made many of the control buttons on the top recessed and completely flush with the top body. The button to turn the alarm OFF is Flush and not only that it is very small. The number buttons on most home remote controls are larger than the button. To put it in true perspective if you took a micro SD card and cut it 4 equal squares (Half it and then half that half), that's about the size of the off button....or 1/4 inch squared. Imagine trying to find that size button in the dark and remember it is flush with the body. The other buttons that are flush but are the largest buttons are the buttons you slide to set the alarm (either keep it off, set it to buzz, or set it to play the radio). Once again because its flush its still hard to tell if get it into the BUZZ (the middle position) position without going too far to either end (Off which is the left end or RADIO which is the right end). As I say I love Sony, but I would not really recommend this alarm to anyone. And dont ever tell someone else to turn the alarm OFF, and especially not in the dark!!!! A stranger would never know where the OFF button is because its so small and flush. The actual OFF button would probably be the last thing they push (given they are in light and can see) and simply because it has small words they can read. And the Alarm button says "ALARM RESET" so its probably even still not going to be obvious that it is the button to press. On most devices RESET means to change the time (such as CLOCK RESET). So even Alarm Reset can be confusing as a title to stop the alarm from sounding.