Summary: i read the previous reviews that complained about the difficulty of setting up the clock and the alarms. i thought, as a computer geek, it was be easy for me... sorry to say, it IS complicated, mostly because the instructions are poorly written and there are not any diagrams showing exactly which buttons to push when... other than that, it's GREAT! the only reason i don't give it 5 stars is that it doesn't have a battery backup.
Summary: I searched for a long time to find the perfect clock for my bedside and this one fits the bill. It's tall rather than wide. I love having the analog and digital clocks. The night light is adjustable and the sound is great. Sangean makes a high quality product.
Summary: This clock radio is OUTSTANDING!!! (and it looks great). The time accuracy (atomic clock) is beyond compare. The AM/FM PLL synthesized radio is static free and has excellent sound. Not stereo, but still pleasing! The unit is feature-laden. I love the "Humane Waking System" which gradually ramps up the sound for both alert/radio alarms so as not to jolt you out of bed. I'm a very heavy sleeper, and the adjustable volume for both alarms makes it plenty loud to get up.
Decent product, but I'd recommend you get a different one.
J. Gitzlaff, Amazon
15 December 2007
Summary: All in all, a decent clock radio that I'm not altogeter unhappy I purchased. But there are a few oddities to bear in mind and I'd probably buy a different model if I had to do it all over again. I have very good eyes, but even for me both of the clock displays are very hard to read when the room lights are off. The backlit digital clock doesn't have an adjustable contrast.
Summary: Overall, the Sangean RCR-1 clock radio is awesome. (For me, it replaced the "Sunrise alarm clock" by Sharper image that I found sorely wanting in quality and features). The Sangean atomic clock radio, however, was hardly wanting in any area. See below for my comments. Advantages: -small footprint: takes up half the space on your nightstand versus most clock radios -atomic time synchronization: this works perfectly and is very accurate -automatic tuning: sets station...
Summary: First, what I really like about the clock radio: - AM reception. It will pull in weak signals like few radios can. It has a headset jack, which allows me to listen to my favorite talk radio station without waking my wife. I haven't tested the FM reception yet. - Two programmable alarms. - Each alarm can be set to use radio, radio/beeper (not a buzzer), or just beeper. - Each alarm can be set for different days of the week.
Summary: I'm the type of guy that is fanatical about my electronics. This clock radio offers nearly all the features I want in a clock radio with only a few draw backs. I love the flexibility of the alarm's. You can set it up to wake you only on certain days of the week. It also features what Sangean calls Humane Waking System which is basically a way of gradually increasing the volume of the alarm tone or radio.
Summary: I agree with the other reviewers. The clock is nice and attractive but does not blow me away. My main complaint is the alarm settings. I had thought that you could program two alarms each day to go off whenever you wanted. Not true. You have two alarms that can be set for a specific time each day and specific days of the week. Foe example, Let's say you use one alarm and your spouse uses the other. You can set your alarm to wake up at 6:30 am M,W, and F.