Product Type: Present Time gadgets
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Tick tock goes the clock!
Present Time Family Time Photoframe Clock
Member Name: katykicker
Present Time Family Time Photoframe Clock
Advantages: Easy to fit, holds up straight, nice design.
Disadvantages: Loud tick.
This is a large clock containing 12 photo frames, one photo frame takes the place of each of the 12 hour numbers of a standard clock face. There is a silver plastic clock face that has two hands for the minutes & hours. These can easily be moved to the correct time by just moving the minute hand or the hour hand round as necessary.
This clock comes wrapped in a thin material, with polystyrene protecting it from damage inside a cardboard box. The box was white with lots of small coloured blocks on it so the packaging was quite nice. Of course my clock was wrapped up well to prevent any damage and it was opened and placed on the wall with no problems at all.
Well this clock is obviously quite functional. As well as providing you with the time it will also display a lovely array of photographs, 12 in all, of varying sizes. There are 8 frames for 4x4cm photos & 4 frames for 4x6.5cm photos, these can be filled by resizing photographs or by cutting out the correct size from larger photographs you already have. The back of the clock is made of plastic and is simple to remove. There are two hooks on the back of this clock to ensure that the weight is evenly distributed and this helps to ensure that the clock is straight on the wall. The size of this clock is around 40 x 40cm so this is sizable without being over the top. The photo frames are small, but not too small, and I can comfortably see the photographs that I have chosen to display from anywhere else in the room.
Where can I purchase this from & for how much?
This can be purchased from Amazon.co.uk, among other places with the silver costing £19.99, the black costing £20.36 & the coloured costing £19.99 (August 2011). Mine was purchased as a Christmas present by my sister last year but I believe that the price was about the same at the time as I remember suggesting it to her as a present for me.
This clock is lovely to look at, the silver colour is nice and blends in well with the rest of my decor. This looks wonderful when filled with photographs, particularly black & white ones which go very well.
It is not always possible to work out the exact time on this clock to the minute but then I could look on any number of gadgets to find that if I wanted to & I turned to be quite relaxed about time so I am happy enough to know roughly what time it is.
This clock was fitted on to a plaster board wall, using plaster board fixings, and this has held strong, well and in the exact same place for 8 months now. Our walls are mainly plaster board so I was quite surprised that this held up so well, especially as this clock is quite heavy weighing in at around 1kg.
The only downside I can think of with this clock is the tick is quite loud. This is on our living room wall, which is on the other side of our bedroom wall & when I am sitting in bed, leaning against the headboard & wall I can make out the ticking of this clock if the room is quiet. This is particularly annoying when I am trying to relax and go to sleep as I find myself focusing on the tick tock of the clock. Obviously this could be rectified by moving the clock to another wall but I have already fitted the fixings to hold this in places.
I like the clock, it is simple to use and it is very easy to change the time and change the photographs. I like that the four larger photo frames are for the 12, 3, 6 and 9 hour spaces as I have used special photographs for these places to ensure that they stand out.
I would definitely recommend this clock as it is a cheap way to bring a little something else to any room of your choice and the photographs look very nice, helping to personalise the clock to my own unique tastes.
Summary: A decent clock from Present Time.