Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5 out of 5 by sleepyindallas EASY! EASY! EASY!
This clock radio could not be easier to set and to use.
The dual alarm is very convenient and really easy to set because each alarm has its own controls.
It has automatic daylight saving time adjustment.
The clock numbers are dimmable.
If the buzzer is not loud enough for you,
you can use the radio setting and turn the volume up.
March 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by UncleJohn Alarm Buzzer Not Loud Enough
I am hard of hearing and can easily sleep through the Alarm Buzzer even on the Loud setting. What good is an alarm clock if it can't wake you up ? I like the Dual Alarm feature & large Display and the overall design is of reasonably good quality -- just wish it could wake me up (hence the poor value rating).
January 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by Boniccal Perfect
I purchased this miniature alarm clock because my previous Sony alarm clock began to malfunction after seven years of continuous use. I expect this model to last just as long.
I especially appreciate the dual alarm feature, and the knobs for adjusting the alarm time, placed upon either side of the device, are quite efficient and functional. The improved alarm sound is both pleasant and effective. Other than the power cord, there are also no annoying cords or antennae with this model.
I did not purchase this device to use as a radio. I personally choose to set the device to emit news broadcasts upon a local talk radio station when I wake, and I believe the speaker functions rather well.
The device is sturdy, compact, inexpensive, highly functional, and just what I expect from Sony.
May 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Aydee1 No improvement over the older model
I had the older model of this radio for many years. It worked perfectly until one of the time set buttons failed.
This newer model is a bit smaller, and perhaps "sleeker," but it's much more confusing to set and operate. The backup battery is a small lithium battery instead of a very standard 9 Volt; and I had to replace it when I got the radio.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SweetTea12 Awesome, Don't Stop Making
I can't tell you how hard it is to find just a simple alarm clock. I went to a couple of electronics stores and all they tried to sell me were outrageously expensive ones that woke you up to cd's, ipods, tweeting birds, etc. You needed a degree in engineering to just wake up with all those useless features. I have had no problems with this clock whatsoever and every morning it wakes me up to the radio. Plan on getting another one just in case they stop making them.
September 5, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by DeClercq Doesn't keep accurate time
My wife has had this clock for about 10 months now, and it hasn't kept accurate time since day one. Supposedly you just plug it in and the time is automatically set for you. Well, I don't know what clock it's getting it's information from, but when I first plugged it in, the time was set at about 5 minutes ahead. Now it's 9 minutes ahead. I have a GE dual alarm clock that I've been using since 1990 and it's always kept accurate time. How hard can that be, SONY?
September 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mbell Buttons didn't last
I've had this a little over a year, and the buttons to set the wake up time will no longer advance the minutes. I've never had an essential part of an alarm clock go out on me like this in such a short amount of time. Even one this cheap. I won't buy it again.
February 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul11 Very nice and inexpensive
I purchased 4 of them for every bedrooms and my kids and I love them. If you take a couple of minutes and read the one small page manule it is very simple to set the alarm clock.
May 23, 2013