2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Radio but Not for me, 24 Jun 2009
I have been unsure about how to rate this item as some of the "faults" are subjective. I have been looking for a DAB Radio Alarm Clock as I like Radio 7, my personal requirements are 1. at least two Alarms one with a very loud buzzer/Bleeper - I tend to be half awake through the first alarm and then get up quickly when the buzzer goes off.
This Clock has many excellent functions but the buzzer is not even as loud as a quiet mobile phone, therefore as it would never have woken me up. I therefore had to return it. I will point out that the Clock does have a lot of alarm functions if you are Ok without a buzzer.
2. I always set my alarm clock 10 minutes fast - this is to scare myself into jumping out of bed when the bleeper goes. This was not possible with this DAB radio and I have a nasty feeling that it is true with all DAB radio Alarm Clocks because they cleverly keep perfect time. If anyone could confirm this I would be grateful
Lastly a minor point -I was also looking forward to the pretty blue light in the picture but in the "flesh" the light was a sort of dull grey - disappointing. (By the way you can now dim the light if it too bright as mentioned in earlier reviews).
I found it a little difficult at first to set the alarm but re- read the instructions and got it the 2nd time. It was also larger then I had expected.
I did not get as far as checking out recording facilities
Overall I think this is probably a very good system. However if you need a loud buzzer, like to keep the clock fast and have a penchant for pretty blue lights you may not find it your ideal system
Otherwise it looks great.
I have given 3 stars - because an alarm clock should be loud enough to wake you up and because I felt that the picture was misleading.