Top critical review
OK for the price
19 September 2018
I wanted to try a light wake up clock without spending hundreds of pounds and selected this product based on the reviews and price. I wasn't blown away but there are some features I like so kept it.
Pros: the light does work, though be aware it comes on already quite bright (and then gets brighter over the 30 mins), so if you sleep facing it you may get a bit of a jolt when the light comes on. I like the mood lighting (colour changes) which is quite nice to have in the background while pottering around.
Cons: the illuminated digits of the actual clock are so bright (even when dimmed) they light up the whole room and make it impossible to get to sleep (and they are bright ORANGE!). So I ended up turning the clock display off completely and use a separate clock with discreet green digits to see the time. Annoying. The sounds are horrible, so tinny, and even on volume 1 far too loud. I tried using FM and it's kind of OK to have in the background, but the sounds quality is pretty rubbish and NOT something I want to wake up to, so I turned alarm sound off too.
So in summary, I only use the light function to wake up to (no clock and no alarm sound as neither are not fit for purpose), and use a separate clock to see the time, and my phone to wake me up with gentle music when the time comes, but the light from this product does help.