before I bought this clock/camera I read a few reviews and was unsure about it, but having ordered it, it arrived quickly (within a couple of days). it is nice looking, the clock is clear and simple, it has alarm and hourly chime functions as well as a verbal/audio speaking clock function, much more than I thought! The original manual was in "chinglish", but the supplier also provided a proper English instruction sheet. I have to admit that I did have one or two problems at first, but the companies customer service people were brilliant and helped and talked me through all my problems. The camera takes still pictures which are OK but don't think you are getting "CAMERA" quality. The video is really quite good and better than my laptops webcam - the movement sensor works well and in decent lighting the results are more than good enough for security purposes which is what it is designed for. It also has a voice recording mode which again works well enough but I probably don't have a use for it. It is sensibly small to not look out of place, it is good enough looking without being eye catching to sit quietly and do its job, the battery life seems good the clock has been going for 4 days now without re-charging, re-charging is done via the USB lead which was supplied, the photos, sound and video are stored ONLY on a micro SD card which I already had from an old phone. 'nuff said - I would definately buy another one if needed and would definatley buy it from these people as they added so much value to product by being so helpful and bothered, don't be put off by the cheap price it is probably worth more than it costs once you have got it working right.