Summary: The alarm stopped functioning after about 2.5 years! As an alarm clock in the bedroom this was great while functioning. It is easy to use and programme. The display brightness can be turned from bright to off by pressing the snooze button on the top - great when you're half asleep and want to know the time without having to think too much and you can then turn the display off so as not to be disturbed by it. Compact size is good.
It looks good, sound quality good, but just too many cons (no sound from gogear mp3, alarm volume super loud, bad fm reception)
N.T. "Amazon Shopper", Amazon
11 November 2008
Summary: ok, so the item looks great, thought this would be perfect for us since mu hubby and i bothe have a GoGear MP3 player (a HDD6330) and it's almost impossible to find a docking speaker system for these GoGear MP3 players, so anyway we purchased it, looks fantastic on arrival, but volume wasn't working when we docked the MP3 player, we even sent a ticket in to philips, they suggested we send back for replacement, we did that, 2nd one we got, brand new, same problem when you...
Summary: Overall this product is ok but the biggest issue I have is that when using the iPod for your alarm it comes on at a low volume and gets really really loud really quickly. It's ok for just listening to your iPod, but the alarm is not good at all!
Summary: This radio looks good and sounds good, but for use as an alarm clock sucks. The "gentle wake" feature must be for people with no patience as it goes from quiet to jet engine loud in about 2 seconds. And first thing in the morning you think it will stop getting louder, but just as you think it's at maximum level, it goes up 2 more levels. It would be perfect if the wake up level could be adjusted. But it can't. Bummer dude.
Summary: I received this as a surprise Christmas gift and I was thrilled. It appeared to be a perfect bedside alarm clock. As others here have mentioned though, probably the biggest strike against this product is the inability to preset the alarm volume. Others have mentioned they thought the external FM antenna was ugly. I'm just glad there was one as my favorite station has a weak signal.
Summary: This Phillips IPod clock radio has great sound. It compensates for the fact that MP-3 format clips low frequency sound. I just can't understand that they designed a clock radio without a back-up battery. Also the lighted display is too bright, even at 'dim' for a bedroom. I had to turn it away from the bed, but then can't see the display. The alarm (or Radio) comes on quiet, but quickly gets too loud. An anoyance if you just want to listen for 15 more minutes.
Summary: I purchased this unit a week ago. The sound was great for the price. However, it won't stay on. My husband and I have tried many ways to get the unit to power on and stay on. We called Philips Customer service and they said to exchange it at the store. Did that yesterday. The new unit does the same thing. I have the iPod Classic. Don't know if it's a compatibiliy issue or if I'm just unlucky. Wish it worked! The sound is rich for the price.
Summary: I like the design and it works well with my Ipod. I just cannot believe that you can't adjust the volume when using the alarm. How bizarre! How many other alarm clocks have that problem? And the display (at dim) is still too bright. I have always thought of Phillips being a quality brand and I am really surprised to find these problems with the unit. I am unfortunately tempted to return it.
Summary: I purchased this item 3 weeks ago. While it is nice and compact and plays the iPod with decent sound, it definitely has it's flaws. When you set the alarm to wake to the radio, it comes on at FULL volume and there is no way to change that setting. I prefer not be be blasted out of bed in the morning. It also has a feature called "Self-powered Battery Back up". The feature says it will hold your settings for up to 10 mintues.
Summary: Enorme déception : cet appareil était très prometteur mais est hélas très très mal pensé... A ce prix et de la part de Philips, on pouvait attendre beaucoup mieux ! Les points faibles : - Alarme : lorsque l'alarme sonne, le volume commence bas (bon point), puis augmente très rapidement tant que vous n'appuyez pas sur snooze. Du coup, en 15-20 seconde, l'appareil se met à hurler très très fort (volume max).