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Could have been so much better.,
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This review is from: PURE Twilight, DAB/FM Radio with Mood and Wake Up Light (Electronics)
When my Lumie Classic 150 sunrise alarm clock died, I decided on the Twilight as a replacement.
First impressions were good. It's an attractive product and feels well made. However, right from the off it was clear that the touch sensitive dome was faulty and the product had to be returned. Thanks to Amazon, returning was easy and I elected to choose a refund over a replacement. Here's why:
. Nice size, shape and well built.
. DAB radio sounded very good.
. Although the LED screen cannot be switched off completely (despite what the manual says), it dimmed enough to avoid
being annoying during the night. How anyone can sleep with bright LED displays blazing away is a mystery to me.
. I expected the sound effects (eg waves or bird song etc) to be poor but actually were quite nice.
. Faulty touch sensitive dome which would not work at all or caused the light to strobe on and off.
. Seemingly designed by committee rather than by someone who actually thought about how it was to be used.
There are normal buttons (which are hard to see) and a touch sensitive LED screen and the touch sensitive dome.
. The LED dome cast a harsh light that for some reason failed to wake me up like the Lumie did. This was a deal breaker as
using it as a sunrise clock was the primary reason for buying it.
. Using it was not intuitive. A messy interface with hard to use buttons.
. Depending on the surface the Twilight was sitting on, you cannot press buttons without moving the whole device.
So in the end, I would have put up with it if the device hadn't been faulty but I wouldn't have enjoyed it.
It failed as a sunrise alarm and felt awkward to use.
I've since bought the Lumie Starter 30 and as a sunrise alarm clock it's simple but brilliant.
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Initial post: 3 Jul 2013 16:19:19 BDT
I thought it might be me and that I'd done something wrong causing the dome to randomly turn on or off but you've cleared it up for me - I think I'll swap it for a new and hopefully working one as I love the sound quality from pure radios
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