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Basic Casio Alarm Clock,
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This review is from: CASIO TQ140 Travel Alarm Clock - Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I bought this clock in January 2010 from JustCalculators for $13.99 with free shipping (no super saver shipping minimum either). I would recommend this seller, who shipped promptly. For some reason another seller thinks that this clock should sell for $45.99. Please. This is just your very basic alarm clock. I bought it because my old Casio one, extremely similar but made in Japan, was 40 (yes, you read right) years old, and started working erratically.
This clock, made in China, looks very plastic in person, but not too unattractive. Because of other reviews, I wanted to see how it would work for at least a month before reviewing. So far, it has kept flawless time. Also, I have not experienced the problems others have of the alarm not going off at the exact time. However, I tend to set it for an hourly/half hour time, like 6 or 6:30 a.m. versus something like 6:20, which might make a difference. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's not too easy to read the clock in the dark. The hands light up, but the numbers don't. My old one has a button you could press that would light up the entire dial. That feature is lacking on this clock.
In the meantime, after I bought this clock, my old Casio alarm clock started working regularly again. Figures. I don't own much that is older than that first Casio clock. Let's hope this second one is so durable. This review will be promptly updated in the event that any problems arise with the new clock.
May 28, 2014 update: This clock is still going strong and wakes me up every morning, although it has a long ways to go to match the previous one I owned.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2010 8:46:06 AM PDT
Elisa Barba says:
Thank you, your review was very helpful. Can you please let us know if this clock makes TICK TOCK noise?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 8:21:41 AM PST
Kathlyn Storey says:
Hi, I'm sorry I just noticed your comment. Your question is good. This clock does make a clicking noise and for that reason I don't keep it on my nightstand (very light sleepers will hear it) but in the bathroom so that I have to get up to shut off the alarm. It's now January 24, 2011, and so far, other than the ticking, this clock is working perfectly.
Posted on Apr 6, 2012 10:12:02 AM PDT
To set the "exact" time for the alarm: FIRST set the TIME hands (NOT the alarm hand) clock-wise to the time you want the alarm to go off, e.g., 6:20 AM. Then turn ON the alarm.
Now rotate the ALARM setting hand counter-clockwise JUST UNTIL IT CLICKS ON (the alarm goes off, buzzes,etc.). Turn off the alarm.
Leave the ALARM HAND set at that setting.
Now re-set the TIME HANDS(clockwise) to the correct time.
The next time you turn on the alarm to wake you up, the alarm will be set to go off at that exact time you chose.
This method works with all analog alarm clocks.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 10:20:21 AM PDT
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