Summary: We have both this clock and the LaCrosse 5120U. The Oregon scientific is more compact, and cheaper. The LaCrosse adds an outdoor sensor, and allows you to adjust the angle of projection. Both wash out in daylight but that was what I expected, I think of the projection feature as a feature for night use only. The style is very different, so if that matters pick the one you like. The LaCrosse image is a little bigger, but not dramatically different.
Summary: The current version of the Oregon Scientific RM313PNA clock does not work in Hawaii. It does not have the ability to recognize HST Hawaii Standard Time Zone. The clock recognizes PST but not HST. The older version prior to this update worked fine in Hawaii but this current version does not. Contacted Oregon Scientific and they do not have a fix on this new model.
Summary: I was tired of craning my neck in bed to see the time and purchased the Oregon Scientific self-setting clock for the projection feature. I was so pleased with its performance I immediately purchased another clock as a replacement in my office. I have subsequently purchased six more clocks, which I gave as gifts. I heartily recommend this wonderful product. John C.
Summary: We won this product in a contest. We loved it so much we purchased one for each of our 3 children. It displays the time on the ceiling and is wonderful for nursing moms or just to know the time you wake up in the middle of the night without having to get up and look on the night stand.
Pros: Attractive Design, Clear Display, Keeps Good Time, Reliable
Summary: It runs on batteries and there is no backlight. There is a powercord but it is only used for the projection. The only way that you get a backlight is if you hit the snooze button and then it is only for a few seconds.
Summary: My biggest peeve with this clock is that the projection is so fixed that the only way to move the image around is to move the entire clock. Not having had a clock like this before, I didn't realize this would be an issue and so didn't consider a different model. Also, I didn't read the dimensions and it's quite a bit bigger than I thought it would be. Again, I probably should've checked but it just didn't look that big in the picture.
Summary: I love this clock. Received it as a gift about 8-10 years ago. At the time I loved it so much that I bought it for several people as gifts. The ceiling display on mine finally started to fade, and I couldn't live with out it, so I am replacing it and getting another one as a gift. They are cute, work great, and I love being able to just peek up and see what time it is. Hardly have to wake up to find out that I have plenty of time to sleep!
Awesome product, I want another if it ever wears out
Bookish Michele, Amazon
30 November 2009
Summary: I picked this out of an employee gift catalog years ago. I couldn't believe it when this popped up on buying suggestions today ! I absolutely LOVE this clock. It is always the right time, easy to set and the projection is nice too. The thing I LOVE ABOUT IT: it wakes me up without being "loud". It always wakes me up but not my kids across the hall. It actually isn't that loud, it just has a penetrating sound that pulls me from any sleep stage I happen to be in.
Summary: We purchased this alarm clock about 4 years ago and after it stopped illuminating on the ceiling, we bought a different brand and wasn't close to the quality of this one. I highly recommend this clock. It's worth the price!
Summary: This clock has a bold bright projection. I have bad eye sight and being as I don't wear glass to bed it makes it very easy to see. It is not bright enough to keep me up. I have seen some of the La Crosse projection alarm clocks and they are half as bright. It can run (not the projection but just the clock itself), when not plugged in, on two AA batteries - very nice for something like traveling. I wish the projection was adjustable, and outdoor temp. would be nice too.