Summary: Bought this for my wife for her birthday present 3 years ago. Over the past year of so (once out of warranty) the light would turn itself on without any reason. Regularly we would go upstairs and find it would be glaring out the light at its highest setting. It would also switch itself on during the night for no reason. Now the clock display has disappeared. Considering the cost I find this a complete waste of money.
Summary: When first bought, we thought we could put up with the unnatural, almost clinically white light. But within a month or so of use we stopped using the light function. The radio works well, and sound is good quality. The iPhone cable port is useful for charging phones. However, the most annoying part is that just as the 12 month warranty expired, the light started to turn itself on (twice a day, both in the early evening, and randomly at other times of the day and night...
Summary: I have 3 of these alarm clocks in my family, one of which has been returned twice. I have also lived at some point with all of the three as my daily alarm clock over the last 2 years. I can make a safe judgement weather this considerable amount of money is a wise purchase or not. It is not! All 3 of them randomly turn the light on full power, causing you to be wide awake at 3:25am or come home to a disco show of lights randomly going off.
Summary: Great idea, but build quality lets it down, when in standby, a high pitched whine (a bit like a mosquito) can be heard (probably from cheap capacitors) but which make it impossible to sleep right next to.
Summary: If you scan around the reviews you will find common things pointed out, all of which are true: - the buttons require so much force that you actually push the device, if it is on a surface like a bed side cabinet - the 'touch sensitive' buttons are unreliable, and the menus they control are very very slow (even compared to the oldest touch screen phones) - the menu system is very confusing and little thought has gone into it - the alarm turns off after an hour, terrible...
Guaranteed insomnia - wakes you at random points during the night
11 December 2011
Summary: This is an awful piece of design. First of all, it's not heavy enough to have front-facing buttons: trying to get the clock to come on, turn off, or do anything at all involves using one hand to hold it down, and another to press the button. If you happen to be slightly uncoordinated like me, the clock will repeatedly spin out of your hands. Not great if it's the middle of the night. Furthermore, due to poor quality electronics, buttons are slow and unresponsive.
Summary: I picked this light because I liked the look of it. I thought it didn't look as bulky as the philips wake up light and there were good reviews on it. However even from the get go there were issues with it. The touch light wouldn't turn off all the time, and it would turn itself on during the night without any help. There was no gradual wake up, it just became really bright almost instantly. Also to turn off the alarm, you had to turn the alarm sound to auxillary.