Good solid build and core features, some stuff I won't use and a fussy touch sensitive lamp!
24 September 2014
Summary: I owned a Pure Siesta for over 3 years and loved it; that died & I wanted a combined lamp / alarm / DAB. Pure were my first choice. OK, as has been noted by a number of people the 'touch sensitive' light is, well, a bit hit & miss to be frank. No real problem turning on and off (it just needs a firm touch for maybe half a second - a light tap certainly doesn't work!) but it is far less frustrating to dim the light using the buttons.
Summary: I don't really like being woken up in the morning but was looking for something better than just a beep beep alarm for when it has to be done. Found this and it was everything I was after. I now wake up to a light gently coming on and the sound of dawn chorus. Then Planet Rock as I get ready for work. The sounds are really good quality and are also very soothing to go to bed with as well as be woken up to. Can't fault the radio or the service.
Summary: I was somewhat sceptical as to whether sunrise alarms actually worked. it took me a few weeks to get used to it, but now it really does work - it's a very pleasant way to wake up in the morning as you slowly become aware of the gradually brightening light. DAB reception is occasionally a little sketchy, however I'm prepared to give that a by as it may well just be the reception in my area.
Fantastic daylight, DAB, sounds, colour - shame about the controls!
10 February 2014
Summary: When you finally get the hang of the controls, this is an amazing alarm clock. The wake up experience is tranquil and stress free - no more sudden jolts out of a deep sleep. The gradual fade up of the light and then the sound coming in is a gentle way to wake up and the fade out light is a really lovely way to go to sleep.
Summary: I absolutely love my Pure Twilight clock. The mood lights are great, sound quality and DAB radio is very good and there is a nice selection of sounds to go with the mood lights - which are perfect with the timer while I drift off to sleep. The dawn simulator/sunrise lamp is also great and I have woken up far more refreshed in the morning with my eyes already adjusted to light so no painful squinting/ zombie-walking when I first get up.
Summary: Bought this for my hubby to replace and old radio alarm and we are absolutely delighted with it. I've left the setting up to hubby so not sure how easy it is but it is terrific on these dark mornings to wake up to the gentle light gradually getting brighter and the sound of the early dawn chorus (and the occasional cat miaowing in the background). I wake up convinced it must be daylight outside then realise it is still dark and dreary out there.
Summary: Features are good, light is cool, however the buttons to to change channels, volume, etc are poor as when you try to press them the clock slides across your side table so you have to hold the clock which then sets the light off. Very annoying when you are in bed. Maybe he buttons should have their sensitivity altered.
Summary: Warning!! If you're the sort of person who plugs in first and reads the instructions later: When you first plug in and switch on 'Do not touch Twilight during this time, as touch sensitivity may be affected'. See p5 of the instructions. I'm pleased with this radio and definitely looking forward to waking up with the light next week. It feels a bit old fashioned if you're used to an ipad/iphone (basic display and so many buttons!
Summary: Let me start by saying that at aged 55, I have finally learnt not to buy items because they appear to be on a special offer without researching the item first! I have previously tried several cheap alarm clocks, none were to my satisfaction. I wanted a multiple alarm (more than 1) this system has 4 and you can set each for daily, weekdays, all on or one off. I wanted one that was not too bright, my previous ones lit up the room at night and we blocked the screen.
Summary: Had this item for a while now , sound is really good and the wake up light works well , the person I bought it for suffers from SAD in the winter , but since using this , she has found it a lot easier to wake up during the dark mornings , we both wake feeling more rested as the slowly increasing light levels seem to wake us more gently than a sudden radio blaring out.