- Brand Name: Timex
- Model Number: T436B
- Item Height: 5.99 inches
- Item Length: 7.49 inches
- Item Weight: 2.34 pounds
Timex T436b Auto Set Alarm Clock Radio With Projection & Nature Sounds (Personal Audio / Clock Radios)
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What bothered me were the backlight, the date, and the alarm. The backlight feature is a permanent setting when used, in the sense that it will be on or at that level of brightness all the time. I would have loved a separate setting that allowed the backlight to be turned on (push a button) and then it shuts off after 10-30 seconds for checking time in the middle of the night.
This clock keeps track of the date as well, however, if you set an alarm, it will replace the date view with the earliest alarm set. Since I wasn't expecting the clock to keep track of the date, this didn't bother me, but it didn't make sense to me to see the alarm time all the time.
The feature that drove me to return this clock, the deal breaker, is the Alarm itself. First, there is no actual alarm buzzer/beep sound. Second, the alarm sound used is the last setting you chose on the clock (radio/natural sounds/MP3 input) at the sound level you had it at. I can be a heavy sleeper, and the alarm on this clock does not increase volume over time or have it's own beeping sound independent of the radio, natural sounds, or MP3 input. Before sleeping, I like to turn the radio on for some music on a 15 minute timer, but this is with low volume; hence I could not rely on the alarm of this clock without sacrificing listening to the radio before I sleep.
However, we quickly realized that our unit was broken, or these are just garbage.
Our first attempt to set the time was met with frustration. The buttons only work some of the time. Sometimes it will register a press, sometimes not, sometimes 2 or 3 presses. We decided we could live with that, since we didn't expect to be setting the clock or alarm that frequently.
I'm not really sure what is going on inside this clock, but it sure doesn't keep time. It's been anywhere from accurate to over 1 hour off in any given 24-hour period. Completely unreliable.
Our third issue is that the alarm doesn't seem to work at all, in any mode. It just NEVER goes off. I thought maybe we had the volume wrong, or set to MP3, but no... it simply won't trigger.
I'm hoping we have a bad unit because there are definitely some nice points about the clock:
* Both the clock face and projection are clear and easy to read.
* The clock face dims to a pleasant level for sleeping.
* The snooze button is large and easy to find.
* The sound quality is fine for a clock radio.
* The adjustable sleep timer is nice.
This is very reliable, easy to use and accurate clock. It's not atomic, but I don't remember if I ever had to adjust it, and it's very easy to switch to DST. I like the fact that it stays illuminated all the time, you can adjust the brightness or turn it off.
The alarm sound is very good for me, the sounds are pleasant and loud enough, I've never missed one. Plus, you can connect an MP3 device if you wish.
My only minor complaint is that projection could be a little brighter and clearer. Other than that - great inexpensive clock.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
projector flickers & does not always work, otherwise all else works flawless, multiple dimmer setting for display, great sound for its size.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Hard to see on your ceiling.....the projection sux, is blurry, is frustrating, cause u wont be able to see the time on the wall....Published on February 18, 2014 by edrocky
I got this for the projection clock and it seems to work just fine for that. However when I am listening to the radio it tends to drift off the station.Published on October 9, 2013 by Billy in South GA
I got this alarm clock thinking it would be a better or at least comparable to the other one I had and this one doesn't come close to comparing. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Mark Morud
The clock came quickly. It was delivered in the orginal box with all the directions adn it worked perfectly. Thank you so much!Published on January 23, 2013 by Joanster
Nice clock can't figure out how to set anything or maybe does not work. I have the sea sound not sure how to change , and the alarm I can't figure out if anybody knows let me... Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Kathy
Projection is poor and blurry. Nature sounds are far from relaxing. Baby heart beat? Are you kidding me??Published on April 12, 2011 by Steven Weiss