Summary: A well-built clock radio with features, functionality, and performance equitable to or surpassing its competition. Poor implementation of LCD display, in and of itself a critical show-stopper.
Pros: Excellent time-keeping & alarm functionality; sturdy construction; aesthetically pleasing (bright LCD!); ease of use
Cons: Poor viewing angles from LCD; speakers susceptible to RF feedback; fickle tuner
Summary: My wife and I have been using the same clock radio for the past 20 years - It's a dual alarm Panasonic and it still works pretty well. Some of its features such as individual up/down alarm/time set for the minutes and hours are not even available on clocks today. And it has a 10 minute snooze - not nine minutes, another feature hard to find these days. But it's lacking in other areas such as no battery backup. So we decided to replace the old clock.
Summary: After my dog spilled water on my last Sony clock, i was on the hunt for the new one... What sold me on this was compact size, "no power, no problem" and the fact that you can see what time the alarm is set at right on the front and know that its on or not... no guessing.... The bonuses that add something extra is the ability to set two alarms each for both weekdays and weekends and each has their own optional melody instead of radio or buzzer.
Summary: I've had a Sony radio alarm for about 15 years. I got it from my Grandmother for Xmas, and it has served me well. I decided it was time to upgrade and Sony has earned my loyalty over the years with things from computer monitors to a 27" Trinitron from 1983 that still works like new. This clock radio does what it advertises, but it isn't awesome.
Summary: I've been through a lot of clock radios, even trying some vintage ones lately just for variety. But the dial light burned out on my 1970 Sony and I decided to get a modern one. I found this one at the big discount store with a bullseye logo. Mine is identical except the large LCD is orange, and the alarm ones are green. Oh and it was cheaper. This clock is great for a budget clock radio.
Summary: I bought this alarm clock to replace a Coby dual alarm clock. I was always annoyed after a power failure when I had to reset the clock and my alarms. Here's a summary of what I like a dislike about it: Pros: -4 alarm times! The clock has the usual 2 alarms plus a weekend mode for 2 more alarm times. -The alarm times are very easy to see. They are displayed in their own section which makes it very easy to tell what time the alarm is set to.
Summary: When my old alarm clock broke, I set out to search for a new one and had a lot of requirements. After much research online and talking to friends, I settled on this one. The reasons I think it's a great alarm are because of its features: 1) nap timer (10, 20, 30, 60, 120 min.) 2) 4 alarms 3) flexible snooze button (you can snooze for up to 60 min. in 10-min.
Summary: A terrific idea: Show the current time AND the alarm times all at once. Very intuitive, very helpful. Unfortunately, the backlit LCD display just doesn't make the grade. The numbers do not stand out against the bright background enough to be easily readable. The manufacturer's photo makes the numbers look sharp and clear, but the customer image from wickedpete is much more realistic. The numbers just wash out.
Summary: Needed a dual setting clock radio to replace old dual setting clock radio that finally died. Had to be dual set as my wife and I have different work schedules. This clock allows us both to wake to radio (as opposed to some that let one wake to radio and the other has to wake to buzzer or nature sounds).