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A great alarm clock, but unfortunately it didn't last
14 April 2019
For just over a year, this did the job. At £90 in a Prime sale it still wasn't cheap (I see it's higher than that now), but I was pretty happy. The wake up sounds did the trick, and the light was plenty bright enough. Sometimes it was difficult to turn off the alarm; it would require multiple taps, and I just got used to tapping it 3 times to turn off the wake-up sound.
But note, all this is past-tense.
After just over 1 year (conveniently just out of warranty!), I started to notice that the alarm wouldn't turn off at all, no matter what I did. The clock was essentially "frozen", and none of the buttons would respond until I pulled the power. Also, the wake-up light started behaving strangely - it would start dim and brigthen up as usual, but when the sound started the main upper light would immediately turn off.
These were initially infrequent niggles, but grew steadly more regular over time to the point that it's now consistent. Randomly, it will also start clicking (as if I'd tapped one of the buttons on the front) in rapid succession. It's happened in the middle of the night a couple of times, which was infuriating.
All in all, this might be anecdotal, but I cannot possibly recommend this product. It was good while it lasted, but it doesn't seem designed or built to last. For an alarm clock that costs a cool 90 quid, I expect MUCH better than this.