Product Type: Philips portable radios
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Philips AJ 3112
Member Name: noodlesandwich
Philips AJ 3112
Advantages: reliable, cheap, clear LCD display, good radio reception
Disadvantages: old fashioned? none for me
We bought this Phillips AJ3112 Clock Radio about six months ago for £9.99 from Argos.
It's a basic square looking clock, chunky but compact with dimensions of 13x13x5.6cm. The LCD display shows large green digits that are easy to read in the dark. It's a 24 hour clock and the lead is a decent length. As well as mains it can be used with a 9v battery.
You can choose to wake up to a buzzer or radio, I always use the radio, kept quite low but loud enough to wake me. The radio reception is very clear. It's an old fashioned analogue FM/MW radio with a manual tuning dial to search for stations.
The time and alarm time are simple to set. There is a large snooze button which is easy to find when feeling groggy. To switch it off without pressing snooze you need to press the second of four small buttons behind, which is fiddly, but good in my opinion because it makes me sit up in bed rather than continue to press snooze. There's also a sleep timer function.
I've had no problems with reliability, it's kept perfect time so far. It's an improvement on our old clock which woke us with a loud beeping and had an annoying background electrical buzz, the digits are also bigger and clearer.
This is a low priced yet reliable alarm clock radio. It may not be exciting but it has all the features I need. Recommended.
Summary: low priced, unexciting and reliable alarm clock radio
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