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Time to WAKE UP! Reliable alarm clock
Member Name: Lunaria
Date: 22/02/12, updated on 07/07/12 (51 review reads)
Advantages: Good design, dependable
Once my husband falls asleep he is dead to the world in an almost unbelievably deep sleep. Waking him up in the morning is quite a task. He has three alarm clocks by his bed, one being the Oregon Scientific projection clock.
It stands 10cm high, 14cm wide and 4cm deep with a matt silver finish on the front and back and a slim matt black section sandwiched in between. It stands on a platform and is of a reasonable weight and sturdy enough that if the snooze button is hit somewhat haphazardly it certainly wouldn't fall over. The display panel is large and clear, easily accessible controls on the front and the long snooze button on the top. It has a general feel of quality to it and a sleek design.
One of the main selling points for this alarm clock is the projection light. This part is one third of the clock unit, a section which can be rotated forwards and backwards. The idea is to set the light to a place up on the ceiling above where you sleep. You can then read the time during the night or dark hours of early morning by simply reaching over to the alarm clock so there isn't the need to turn on brighter lights or even hardly move.
The alarm is loud and sharp, so not for those who prefer to be woken up gently (like myself!). It has a dual alarm feature which means you can set an alarm for two different times during the same day. This has been very useful, I have often used it later in the day to set an alarm as a prompt for when I need to leave to go somewhere. Another handy feature is when setting the alarm you can adjust the time forwards and backwards, making it quick and efficient to set.
The time is radio controlled and so this is the clock we use to set all the clocks in our house by. At the press of a button you can see the date and your set alarm times. It runs on two AA batteries and since having the alarm clock for almost a year they have not needed to be replaced.
It is a good reliable alarm clock, slim and neat with a few very useful features. I can't feel partically enthusatic or full of praise for it but at the same time it is difficult to find anything to negative to say. I suppose the projection light is a bit of a gimmick but my husband in his efforts to wake up early in the morning occasionally uses it. So overall a well designed and dependable alarm clock.
Thanks for reading!
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Summary: Reliable alarm clock with some useful features
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