Reviewed by JCS from Utica, NY on Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The clock next to my bed died a few weeks ago, after more than 20 years of service. I bought this one from STP because I liked the way it looked and it was partially solar powered. It was also very cheap. I have now used it for a week, and I have to admit that I like it. The light is not on constant...
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Reviewed by Sleepy Pete from Colorado on Thursday, February 6, 2014
I received the first clock and the screen illumination feature didn't work (minus one star for quality). Sierra happily exchanged it for one that worked. For the price, the clock seems like good value. I haven't had it long enough to tell if the solar feature has a real measurable benefit however. One gripe is that on the clock I have, the LCD is barely visible from a low viewing angle (especially when the screen is illuminated) - like a bed if your lying at eye level or lower relative to the clock, so you have to tilt the end up to see the time (minus another star). If your bedside tables, or wherever you place it, is below eye level, than this problem won't be an issue for you. Other than that, it's a bargain for the trivial amount of money that I paid for it.
Reviewed by Northwest Elf from Portland OR on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A decent basic clock with a nice extra feature: the backlight and snooze buttons are on the bottom, so one only has to press down on the clock to see the time at night (or keep snoozing). No fumbling to locate the right button when one is bleary eyed; obviously designed and thought thru by someone who has had that problem at night. I am also delighted that the display is not a bright light all night and the backlight is not blinding in the dark -- both well done. Easy to set and change time and alarm settings. The temperature display is an extra that probably won't be a big purchasing feature for most.
Yes -- the clock feels like cheap plastic, and I am not expecting any real extension of the battery life from a small solar panel in our not very bright bedroom. But I am a realist and know I paid about $10; this matches that value and, I expect it will last quite a while if not subjected to abuse.
Reviewed by desertcastaway from AZ on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This is still louder than I want--I'm a light sleeper and looking for a clock that nudges me awake instead of sending me screaming up to the ceiling. That said, it's not bad. I put duct tape over the speaker and if I keep it on a soft surface, it's a bit muffled. I like that it only glows if you want it to, although that glow is *bright*. The push-down-on-the-top functions (snooze and light) are actually mediated by the little feet, so if you have it on a soft surface, you have to press the feet to see what time it is. Not an issue for most, I imagine.
Reviewed by Adirondack Jack from North Carolina on Friday, November 29, 2013
This clock is certainly a good deal at the price. Positives: I especially like the alarm chime -- effective without being offensive. Portable & light-weight is good for travel. Easy enough to program. And I suppose the solar recharge feature will save a little money in batteries. Negatives: the display is on the dark side & not always easy to read across a room. The back light feature works but I find I have to hold the clock at a certain viewing angle to get the display to be visible.
Overall, I am quite satisfied.
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