“ Brand: John Lewis / Type: Alarm Clock „
I actually heard about this alarm clock from Dooyoo when I read a review. It sounded excellent and I needed a new alarm as mine was failing on me. For just £20.00, I didn't think it sounded bad at all - not a bad price, reliable and efficient. I got one not too long ago and it has worked to perfection since.
It comes in a little cardboard box, which easily opens to reveal the alarm clock in a packet. The alarm is grey and looks really modern. The front face has a shiny effect and the back is darker grey with a matt effect. On the back are 4 buttons, which are of good quality and work well.
You have a mode button, which enables you to switch between the clock and alarm. The set button is held to set the alarm and time. The adjust button is used to change the digits and the receive button is used to connect by radio control to the official time. This is great, as you can't have a more reliable and accurate alarm clock. It is exactly to the Greenwich Mean Time.
The front face consists of a screen, which acts as a large button itself. It's plastic so can't be damaged and doesn't get fingerprints on it, which is good, as it always looks clean! The screen says snooze/light to the top, as you can press it to set the snooze and trigger the light. This is great as the screen is quite large and it's easy to push it in to see the time in a dark room at night.
The screen itself has everything you will need. The time is in large digits on the top three quarters of the screen. It shows AM and PM if it's not in 24HR mode and it will also show DST. You can even see the seconds, which improves the accuracy of this alarm clock. The radio receiver is showed on the screen to be moving when it's searching for the GMT. Once it's found it, it will stay fixed on with a radio signal image.
Below on the bottom quarter of the screen, there are 3 sections split by digital lines. On the left is the date or year, which you can adjust. In the middle is the current day of week and to the right is the temperature, which can be displayed in Celcius or Fahrenheit. The clock is very easy to use and works really well. The alarm sounds quite loudly as 4 beeps in quick succession repetitively. The snooze works well, 3 times inclusive of the time the alarm was set for. There is a 4-minute gap between each alarm whilst it's on snooze.
For £20.00, I would seriously recommend this, as it's such a great alarm. It's really reliable and works excellently. It has many features and superb timing as it connects by radio control to GMT. You can buy it at John Lewis or through their site.
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I bought this alarm clock a while ago and it is still working brilliantly. If you are looking for a reliable alarm clock then I would highly recommend this one. It has many features, is easy to use and comes at a good price of £22.50 with a two year guarantee.
The screen of the alarm clock can actually be pushed in to activate the light, which is an original and effective idea. This way, when you are half asleep, you can easily find your alarm and just push in the screen to have the good size display light up and tell you the time. This alarm clock is perfect really as the face isn't too large to blind you during the night but is large enough for you to clearly see the time, even if you usually wear glasses/contact lenses.
The clock is grey and has all the buttons on the back for controlling it and setting the alarm. You can switch between displaying the year or the month and date. You can change the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit if you wish too. The actual time is given in hours, minutes and seconds too which is useful. You are also given the temperature to one decimal point for accuracy. The time is actually radio-controlled so will pick up the exact time wirelessly, which is an excellent feature as it's so accurate. The alarm clock takes two AA batteries, which are included and last a long time.
The alarm itself is perfect as it's loud and has the snooze function too. The snooze will make the alarm sound every 4 minutes after the initial alarm 3 more times. Say you set it at 7:00, it will sound again at 7:04, 7:08 and 7:12 unless you actually put the alarm of. The alarm sounds 3 tones in quick succession with a pause in between them - a pretty standard sound but very effective.
I really would recommend this alarm clock to anyone as it is very reliable, accurate and easy to use! It has many features and comes with a two year guarantee - absolutely faultless!
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We all have alarm clocks, because we all work whether it be physical work, office work or even cleaning the house. We need something to wake us up at the crack of dawn, and I found this John Lewis alarm clock does an excellent job, and is perfect. I am a very deep sleeper - nothing wakes me. Here's a funny personal anecdote that once happened to me. I was fast asleep one night, when my 21-inch big square television fell off the TV stand that was on the wall at the end of my bed. It broke the stand and came crashing down onto my bed, just missing my feet. It then fell off my bed and almost smashed through my tortoise's tank! It really was amazing that it happened without injuring anyone or damaging anything apart from the stand itself! I slept through this totally, so I am guessing what happened here by the look of it in the morning. So yeah, I am a very deep sleeper. However the weird thing is, if someone calls my name, I instantly wake up and answer...weird.
Anyway, I got this Alarm Clock from John Lewis for just £20. It is well made and has everything you need really apart from a radio, which I would never listen to anyway. For £20, I would highly recommend this alarm clock to anyone for all the features it has, which I will inform you of later in the review.
Let's start with the look. It has a modern look, with a finish of silver paint surrounding the face of the clock. In the centre is the face of the clock. It is a digital clock with much more information on the screen. This clock face can be pushed in to activate the light and turn off the alarm. It mentions on top of this face 'SNOOZE/LIGHT' instructing you what it does when pressed (switches snooze on when alarm goes off, and lights up the face). From a side view, you can see that the alarm clock is slightly sloped to give a good angle for reading it. This way, if your bed is slightly elevated from your bedside table, then it directly faces you. If not, then you got no choice really other than grabbing the clock and facing it your way. This feature also makes it easy to quickly check the time if you are in your bedroom/wherever the alarm clock is. Fully turning it round so that the back is showing, you can see four buttons. In order from left to right, we have the Mode button, Set button, Adjust button and Receive button. Half of these are self-explanatory, but the others are rarely used anyway (only when setting the clock for the first time, or changing the alarm time). Below the buttons, you have the battery compartment. It takes 2 AA batteries, which come included with the alarm clock, which is quite good. They will last a good amount of time. I have had my alarm clock with the original batteries in for around 5 months and they are still going with no faded display.
Now onto the features. As well as the alarm that it obviously has, it has a temperature reading, the date and the ability to snooze. Perhaps the most diverse feature is that of the radio control clock, which picks up the exact GMT time wirelessly, which means you will never be late for work! The date can easily be changed by pressing the adjust button. The screen is split into four sections - The big main one at the top, and three smaller ones along the bottom. In the bottom left section, the date can either be displayed with the year or the date and month. Seeing as well it is less likely I forget the year, and more likely I need to know the date, I keep it showing the date. In the square to the right is the day of the week. It will display it in three digits such as WED. The box on the right has the temperature in it, which I have found is very believable and accurate. You can simply change this from Celsius to Fahrenheit by pressing the set button. I personally prefer mine on Celsius. It also gives the temperature to one decimal point, which improves its accuracy, but only when in Celsius as Fahrenheit is more accurate anyway. The other bonus is that the time is shown with a large size, including either AM or PM to the left side, and the counting seconds to the right side - what more do you need? It also indicates on the big section whether the alarm is on at all, as well as indicating whether or not snooze is turned on. These are indicated by a little bell and a 'Zz' symbol for snooze. Pressing the screen activates the light, which is blue and works very well (not dim, but bright). The clock is small, allowing you to take it away without it taking up your whole suitcase. It is pretty well-made as well. The alarm sounds pretty loud, or I wouldn't wake up. The snooze can be turned on by pressing the screen and it will then sound every four minutes just as normal. It will go off three more times after the original time set, which is very useful to warn you it's morning but to catch some extra sleep!
For just £20 with all these features, and easily available in any John Lewis store, I would highly recommend this alarm clock. It's an up to date looking alarm clock with many useful features and it works really well. It is easy to use - just a matter of holding and pressing buttons to set stuff, but you get the hang of it. If you get stuck, the instruction manual included is very simple and useful. The bonus of it wirelessly connecting to GMT is great, as you can't get more accurate than that!
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- Recon -
This LCD radio controlled alarm clock displays day, date and temperature / It offers a snooze function and back light / Batteries included.