Summary: I purchased this clock as a gift for my spouse. I wanted to update his clock radio alarm. The small size is perfect and the different charging adapters make charging your devices easier. We wish that the alarm part of the clock had a light-up button. It's difficult to find the 'off' button in the dark for the alarm. We have put some tape on that button to locate it more easily. Will be looking for something that perhaps lights up or glows in the dark.
Summary: Simply put, all functions work perfectly... If you don't own an Iphone 4. I spoke with Sony's customer service and they blamed the incompatability with the version of IOS I was running. I tried an Iphone 5 with the lightning adapter (it worked). I tried an Iphone 4s with the same IOS version as my phone (it worked). I tried a different Iphone 4, it did not work.
Summary: This radio is advertised to work for the new iPhone 5...however you have to buy an adapter for it to work. If you have the older versions than this radio will work well. Got this as a gift and had to return it due to the fact that it does NOT work with the iPhone 5 without said adapter.
Summary: It says you might not get sound without the right adapter. It comes with an adapter marked for iphone 4. If you use that adapter it will charge the iphone. Under no circumstances will music play through the device. It overrides the iphone speakers, so the iphone thinks the clock is working. The clock is not working. The clock is going back.
Summary: This is ideal because it not only plays my ipod to put me to sleep but wakes me up to an FM station. I ordered another as a Christmas gift for my daughter. It takes up little space and has battery backup in case of a power failure.
Summary: I replaced a very old alarm clock for this. It's just ok. Here is what I don't like about it: 1) the numbers are so hard to read. I have bad eyes and the black on grey background does not work for me. I have no chance of reading the time without putting my glasses on. The brightest setting for the numbers is so bright it wakes me up at night (and usually I sleep through everything...but sunlight) 2) you have to take off the cover of your iPhone in order to charge it.
Summary: I've had this clock for almost a year. Spilled a pint of iced tea into it, so just ordered a new one. Charges my iPod, iPhone 4, and previously iPhone 3GS well, with or without case. Small speaker - loud enough for one room - but not to rock the house. Good radio reception. Reliable. Simple. Good value. Small footprint. Inoffensive looking design - doesn't draw much attention to itself. Can wake up to iPod/Phone, buzzer or radio. Can choose wake-up volume.