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A great and feature rich bedside DAB radio,
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First off I am very impressed by the Pure Twilight and wrestled with whether it should be a rating of four or five stars. It is a great gadget.
I wanted a replacement to a separate Lumie body clock light/alarm clock and a SONY FM alarm clock radio. I originally purchased separately as I was unsure of the sun rise simulation. I have now grown to love it, but still need the alarm clock radio though for an assured wake up :-)
It is nice and compact on the bedside cabinet and is attractively styled. The volume is good enough for the bedroom unless you are looking for real bass. The reception is good once I pinned the wire based aerial up. The set up is easy and intuitive, helped by the large screen and touch sensitive context based buttons below it.
I like the way that for each of the four alarms you can set them for weekdays only, weekends only or for the full week. This means there is no rude awakening at the weekend as there is no need to switch alarms off as with other alarm clocks.
You can then select which source you would like to be woken by. This includes the radio (FM/DAB), tones and a very wide range of pure sounds which vary from sounds of the sea to the dawn chorus. The quality of these is good and it isn't too easy to spot the track repeating. These can also be set in conjunction with the sleep setting in order to help you get off to sleep. You can also set whether the twilight function is used and if it is, how long it takes to turn up to full brightness. You can also set the Alarm volume for the sound source that awakes you
One nice feature is the USB port on the back. This means I now do not need an extra power adapter in order to charge my mobile overnight (an HTC HD7 to give an idea of power).
The light is also touch activated, a simple tap to the dome switches the light on or off or snoozes the alarm. The lights brightness can also be controlled. When at 100% it is okay to read by if the Twilight is on your side of the bed but not any further away.
One comment on the basic light feature is that it is a little sterile when compared to my previous lumie light which was bulb and not LED based. Meaning the Twilight is similar to a fluorescent light. On the plus side though, the many mood colours that can be set is impressive and traverses the rainbow can feel much warmer. This is especially nice when used in conjunction with the Pure sounds, Blue for the sea etc.
Finally, the standard headphone jack at the back allows my ipod to play through it and the volume to be easily controlled on the Twilight.
My only real issue is that whilst the screen is large displaying a full screen clock when in standb. Once the DAB radio is on, the time is relegated to the top quarter of the display, meaning that first thing in the morning it is not ideal. If you have poor eye sight you could well struggle.
In conclusion I love the product and I am still very glad I bought it. The twilight delivers so many great features from its rotund package. A true gadget!
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Initial post: 25 Mar 2011 11:38:09 GMT
When I'm using my ipod with my Twilight, I am able to control the volume from the Twilight too.
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2011 11:29:16 BDT
Thanks R Watson, a case of too much enthusiasm and not enough manual reading. Will update.
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