This item was a gift bought for my brother whose eyesight is not 100%. I did consider the purchase of an ideally similar product from the RNIB which was the talking watch but on reflection, the Communiclock Talking Clock was the better option. The speech and accuracy of this item is excellent plus the ease of use. Although there are several different modes in the menu settings ie. alarm and hourly reminders, I find that the date and time selection is adequate for his needs. The price is competitive with similar products on the market. I certainly recommend this item and well done RNIB for bringing this product to us.