• Sangean RCR-5BK Digital AM/FM Clock Radio (Black)
Sangean RCR-5BK Digital AM/FM Clock Radio (Black)

Sangean RCR-5BK Digital AM/FM Clock Radio (Black)

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  • Dual Alarm Timer for Weekday / Weekend / Daily / Once Timer Selection and HWS (Humane Wake System) Radio/buzzer
  • Snooze Timer, Adjustable Nap Timer and Adjustable Sleep Timer
  • Digital Tuning with 10 Memory Preset Stations (5 FM, 5 AM)
  • The Easy-to-Read LCD Display is a Soft Warm Color that is Most Conducive to a Good Sleeping Environment with an Adjustable Backlight
  • Refer to the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for User Manual

Customer Reviews

The clock radio itself is great but, the included switching power supply ruins it. This Clock Radio is a mixed bag. The clock radio is well built to the standards of years long past. FM reception is great and the clock radio is packed with features. Where this clock radio fails is on the AM band and I suspect it's due to the noisy switching power supply. There's allot of static on the AM band, so much so it's unusable. I like the radio so will keep it but to get full use out of it I'll need to find an old school linear power supply or build a 6 volt battery box to use the AM band.Update, My suspicions were right, I bought a Jameco Linear power supply to replace the noisy switching power supply included with the radio. It's like night and day, AM reception is now fantastic and you don't have to have the radio more than 5 feet away from power supply. The Radio now preforms as it should. I've upgraded the rating to 3 stars but the radio should operate like this out of the box and it doesn't. 3Radio has excellent sound quality I looked long and hard to find a quality dual alarm clock radio that I could listen to without white noise on it, that would lock into the stations and this radio sure fits my needs. First, it really has great sound quality. I have been able to set up all the things like date/the time, program the stations so don't need to search, the alarm, nap timer, all. No problem. Easy to follow instructions. It has a very attractive appearance, a good size, not too large, doesn't take up much room on bed side table, looks quality, not cheaply made, very nice. I like the amber color and the light is diimmable, you can brighten or dim the light using a small white knob located on the under side of the radio. The amber color is very soothing (to me).. Radio came packaged well. I like that it has a 10-minute battery back-up which will come in handy if disconnected for a short time. But what was really important to me was a radio with a good quality of sound. And it has that. I listen to radio a lot and can't have anything else. Very glad I took the time to check out the reviews, I felt I had a 'heads up' before I purchased this radio and am definitely not disappointed in the least. Attractive, easy to use, great sound, it seems to have it all. I didn't expect to find a clock radio with an alarm of this quality in this price range. But I did. 5Good radio, quality, great features This is a good quality radio. Functions are easy and we'll designed. I would have give it 5 stars, but it needs a few things I would want the manufacturer to do. All functions are great, easy to figure out and we'll designed. The only complaint is as follows1. The fm antenna, it is a little wire that is very fragile, and just limp and hangs off the back. I see all the review complaint about this and broken ones. On mine I taped it all bundled up to the back of unit before it gets broke. The manufacturer "Sangean", should have put a telescoping antenna on back that can be tucked away or extended to your need.2. The preset radio station buttons are on top of unit. Along with several other buttons for various functions. So it is difficult to discern which one is which ad tiu canmot see them. When your in bed, the face of unit is what you see, and trying to reach over and touch top buttons it's easy to bump other functions and not station pretty sets. They did make the "power" button illuminated, which is good,but you only use it once. They should have illuminated all the station pre sets buttons, to aid in changing stations without hitting the other functions. Look at pictures of top of unit. Everything is on top. For me, when I'm laying in bed, my unit on night stand, is level with eye. And I cannot see top of unit. And to reach over and touch top, with all the buttons on top, all the same size, its,easy to hit wrong one. And I end up having to turn on my light ,sit up, and see which ones to use. Other than that, it is a good quality radio. I like it alot. I just like to change stations when commercial's come on, and I wish the radio station pre-sets buttons were illuminated to distinguish them from others. 4Spectacular Radio Alarm Clock...old school style! I looked long and hard for the perfect radio alarm clock both online and in person to replace my ancient, but awesome Sony Dream Machine, since its buttons had become unusable. And, I found it! I love this radio so much, that I decided that I had to write my first ever product review! This radio alarm clock is simple and clean with an old school style, and an accompanying great, clear musical sound! Music is very important to me, so I have to have a radio with a big, free, unblemished sound quality, and this radio delivers! It has 2 alarm settings which can be finessed to accommodate weekdays, weekends, routines and isolated events. And, it has an awesome nap feature with lots of time settings. The snooze feature is great, too, as well as, the sleep timer offerings! The alarm volume increases slowly to ease an awakening with your present chosen volume. It is super easy to use and compact, and comes with a clear manufacturer's manual. Some may not like the amber face, reminiscent of old PC monitors, or that it has only 5 FM presets and 5 AM presets, but I like the old school amber and these combined 10 presets are enough for me. The price is great and the sound is crystal clear. Unless, you want a phone charger and a lot of extra bells and whistles included, this radio alarm clock is perfect in its simplicity and sound quality! I'm super happy with it, as you can tell!! 5Volumn control Poor My first review was very good however after 2 months short of one year's usage, the side volumn control stinks. It almost always slips without changing the sound and feels like it will fail shortly. I have found to just leave it at one position although the sound varies greatly from FM to AM. Beware of this problem; if you do purchase this radio, keep the original box for any returns if this feature also fails for you. Also, the Nap button is next to the number 5 station preset. Several times, reaching over in the dark at bedtime, I have pushed the NAP button by mistake when changing stations. This activated the Awake alarm and started beeping after a few minutes which required pushing the Off button to stop the beep which interrupts the sleep pattern for sure. Other than that this is a good radio if you are looking for digital station presets at this price.This is a great value considering that this radio gives you digital tuning and 10 presets; five FM and five AM stations. I was shopping for those features all over the internet and radio presets cost double what Amazon has here. The FM reception is very good but I found problems with the AM reception. Most of the AM stations have static which prohibits clear listening. I called customer service and was forwarded to their tech department. I was told to unplug the radio for five hours and let it re-boot since I had it programmed after its factory defaults. That did improve the AM reception somewhat but the clarity still was poor. The FM uses an attached wire antenna but the antenna for the AM is built in the radio. Turning it and moving it to different positions and locations did help but I want the radio to be where I wanted it. I would have given this radio five stars except for the AM problem. 2Nice look, nice sound, not user friendly, not recommended After living with it's eccentricities for 60 days, I've grown to hate it. It just is so badly designed. Grrr. My earlier review is below, but the difficulty of programming the alarm, the difficulty of turn it on and off for just one day, and the need to constantly reprogram it (as opposed to leaving one time in place, but turning on that time only when I need the alarm have made me hate it.Here is my earlier review:It's a good radio with three oddities that really knock it down from from being a five star product.First a clock radio, especially an expensive one like that one that doesn't come with a battery backup in 2016 is an embarrassment. This has a 10-minute backup, which is ridiculous.Then the user manual isn't written well and the icons, especially the ones identifying the buttons are in such tiny type they are nearly unreadable.But the real oddity is the way the alarm gets set.Setting the alarm is really easy if you want to set it for a regular schedule. It can be set to go off every day, or weekdays only, or weekends only.But it's very odd if you want to just use the alarm occasionally or skip a day.If you do that, the clock radio doesn't retain the last alarm time. It defaults to 6 a.m. and you constantly have to reset the alarm.So if you have a day off or a holiday and turn off the alarm, you have to totally reset the alarm the next time you use it. It's not a good design for any alarm clock. It's especially bad for an alarm clock with two alarms. If you set one alarm for music wakeup and another for a buzzer wakeup, they both have to be reset each time.At least that is what the instructions say. It's not very clear.It's not very user friendly. . 1Perfect for the office! I purchased this radio to use at my desk at the office. I love the look, the digital stations that can be preset and the headphone plug. This radio fit my need perfectly! And there is another aux plug for my iPod too! 5... needed to replace my bedside clock radio (it was easily 15 years old) and this seemed like a high-quality ... I needed to replace my bedside clock radio (it was easily 15 years old) and this seemed like a high-quality substitute. The old one was so easy to set for time and radio station and alarms--especially for daylight saving/standard time adjustments. This one is so over-overcomplicated that it beggars description. I wasted an entire afternoon trying to get the settings sorted out and I finally gave up, went to the Amazon website to get the wherewithal to return it and got it out of the house as fast as possible. Yikes!! I ended up in a big-box store where I found a perfectly good replacement for less than half the price of the Sangean. BTW: Amazon had the refund in my account with incredible speed. Five stars for THAT! 1poor ergonomic design ruins an otherwise very good clock radio I chose this model because of the digital tuning and the 5 station preset buttons (stores 5 AM and 5 FM stations, 10 total). Go to your favorite station by pushing a single button - much easier and nicer than scanning through the AM or FM band, or cycling through stored presets. But you can still tune manually by pressing the left or right side of the snooze bar. When power is interrupted, the time setting is lost after about 10 minutes, but the station presets are remembered for many hours. There are several alarm options.Some people are experiencing AM noise from the AC wall adapter. The instructions also mention this (see my review pic). I'm not getting any noise from it, but, like other AM radios, I do get noise on AM from nearby light dimmers and some electronic devices - especially those which also use an AC wall adapter.AM reception is good. Like other AM radios, the antenna is directional. The internal ferrite antenna seems to be on the left side of the unit, running front to back. So to pick up the weakest AM stations, you'll have to orient the radio so that the station is to the left or right of the radio. FM reception is good with the included wire antenna that hangs out the back.There are no bass/treble/EQ adjustments but it's balanced (not cuppy, overly midrangey, or tinny like most cheap small clock radios) and has enough treble to give decent clarity for a single-speaker small clock radio. It obviously doesn't have true bass for serious music listening, but it's perfect for talk radio.my dislikes:- most of the top buttons are the same size & shape, so this is not an easy radio to operate in the dark, going by feel only- the Nap button is essentially a short-term countdown alarm (up to 120 minutes, set in 5 minute increments). It is located just left of the Power button, and the same size and shape, so it's easy to accidentally press it instead. And then be startled a while later by the alarm going off. It REALLY sucks when this happens when you're already asleep. This one wretched button ruins this otherwise very good clock radio.- the buttons and the volume wheel feel a little flimsy, but you get used to it- the volume wheel is hard plastic with a slippery, satiny surface. And it's almost flush with the side of the unit. For these two reasons, the volume knob is hard to grip.- the volume wheel is digital, not analog, so it has distinct, soft, tactile clicks when you raise or lower the volume. Which is fine. But each click makes a barely-noticeable difference in volume, so you have to turn it a lot to get much change in volume. How is it possible to screw up something as simple as a volume knob? The volume level is temporarily shown on the front display...which is semi useful.- when you change to a new station, it'll show the new frequency, but after a few seconds it will revert back to showing the time. Pressing the display button will show you the station again - but only for a few seconds. There doesn't seem to be a way to keep the station displayed permanently. This sucks for more avid radio listeners.-The on/off button has backlighting which glows only when the unit is off. If anything, it should glow when on. Or have different colors to discern on & off.But kudos to Sangean for using a yellow-orange backlight color for the power button, and the front display. Much easier on the eyes than blue. And the brightness of the display can be fully adjusted from 'off' to 'bright' by a small knob on the bottom of the unit (see my product review pic). 3Nice radio with bad human interface I recently ordered this clock radio and gave it about a three week trial. There are some things I really like about this radio and some things that I really don't like. I'll share both here.LIKES1. For a radio this inexpensive, the sound was quite good. Not Bose Wave good (nor nearly as expensive), but still much better than your average cheap desktop or clock radio.2. The look is nicely understated, both in the chassis and the muted warm light display. (I bought the white model.) It doesn't scream out "I'm a clock radio". So it fits in with a bedroom decor well.3. The dual alarm is nice, so you can set a weekday and a weekend alarm without having to change it every few days.4. The Humane Wake System, where the radio (or alarm) starts soft and gets louder gradually is a nice alternative to the jarring instant-on of most clock radios.DISLIKES--The human interface is horribly designed--1. In addition to the the up/down bar (which is fine) for numerical settings, there are 11 other small buttons which are virtually identical in size, shape, and feel. And 9 of them are tightly bunched in one straight row. They all feel the same, so there is no way of knowing which button you're pushing without memorizing the positions (if you're blind or it's dark) or turning the light on and looking. And because the on/off/snooze button is surrounded by two other identical buttons, it's nearly impossible to find it when the alarm goes off without groping around with your finger touching every button until you come to the correct position for the button you want or turning the light on. Either way you probably wake up your sleep partner.2. Setting a single alarm involves three separate buttons. And you can't just do a couple touches. You have to go through a minimum of five button pushes to navigate through all the options, more if you actually want to change one. And if you're slow (just a couple seconds) on any option, the display kicks back to the non-alarm display mode and you have to start all over.3. The sleep option is nice, but you have to choose from the predefined time lengths of 60, 45, 30, 15, etc. minutes. You can't just specify how many minutes (e.g. 10) that you want.Although I liked the above Likes, the Dislikes (especially #1) were maddening enough that I returned this clock radio. 3
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Description
  • Dual Alarm Timer for Weekday / Weekend / Daily / Once Timer Selection and HWS (Humane Wake System) Radio/buzzer
  • Snooze Timer, Adjustable Nap Timer and Adjustable Sleep Timer
  • Digital Tuning with 10 Memory Preset Stations (5 FM, 5 AM)
  • The Easy-to-Read LCD Display is a Soft Warm Color that is Most Conducive to a Good Sleeping Environment with an Adjustable Backlight
  • Refer to the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for User Manual
Reviews

Customer Reviews

The clock radio itself is great but, the included switching power supply ruins it. This Clock Radio is a mixed bag. The clock radio is well built to the standards of years long past. FM reception is great and the clock radio is packed with features. Where this clock radio fails is on the AM band and I suspect it's due to the noisy switching power supply. There's allot of static on the AM band, so much so it's unusable. I like the radio so will keep it but to get full use out of it I'll need to find an old school linear power supply or build a 6 volt battery box to use the AM band.Update, My suspicions were right, I bought a Jameco Linear power supply to replace the noisy switching power supply included with the radio. It's like night and day, AM reception is now fantastic and you don't have to have the radio more than 5 feet away from power supply. The Radio now preforms as it should. I've upgraded the rating to 3 stars but the radio should operate like this out of the box and it doesn't. 3Radio has excellent sound quality I looked long and hard to find a quality dual alarm clock radio that I could listen to without white noise on it, that would lock into the stations and this radio sure fits my needs. First, it really has great sound quality. I have been able to set up all the things like date/the time, program the stations so don't need to search, the alarm, nap timer, all. No problem. Easy to follow instructions. It has a very attractive appearance, a good size, not too large, doesn't take up much room on bed side table, looks quality, not cheaply made, very nice. I like the amber color and the light is diimmable, you can brighten or dim the light using a small white knob located on the under side of the radio. The amber color is very soothing (to me).. Radio came packaged well. I like that it has a 10-minute battery back-up which will come in handy if disconnected for a short time. But what was really important to me was a radio with a good quality of sound. And it has that. I listen to radio a lot and can't have anything else. Very glad I took the time to check out the reviews, I felt I had a 'heads up' before I purchased this radio and am definitely not disappointed in the least. Attractive, easy to use, great sound, it seems to have it all. I didn't expect to find a clock radio with an alarm of this quality in this price range. But I did. 5Good radio, quality, great features This is a good quality radio. Functions are easy and we'll designed. I would have give it 5 stars, but it needs a few things I would want the manufacturer to do. All functions are great, easy to figure out and we'll designed. The only complaint is as follows1. The fm antenna, it is a little wire that is very fragile, and just limp and hangs off the back. I see all the review complaint about this and broken ones. On mine I taped it all bundled up to the back of unit before it gets broke. The manufacturer "Sangean", should have put a telescoping antenna on back that can be tucked away or extended to your need.2. The preset radio station buttons are on top of unit. Along with several other buttons for various functions. So it is difficult to discern which one is which ad tiu canmot see them. When your in bed, the face of unit is what you see, and trying to reach over and touch top buttons it's easy to bump other functions and not station pretty sets. They did make the "power" button illuminated, which is good,but you only use it once. They should have illuminated all the station pre sets buttons, to aid in changing stations without hitting the other functions. Look at pictures of top of unit. Everything is on top. For me, when I'm laying in bed, my unit on night stand, is level with eye. And I cannot see top of unit. And to reach over and touch top, with all the buttons on top, all the same size, its,easy to hit wrong one. And I end up having to turn on my light ,sit up, and see which ones to use. Other than that, it is a good quality radio. I like it alot. I just like to change stations when commercial's come on, and I wish the radio station pre-sets buttons were illuminated to distinguish them from others. 4Spectacular Radio Alarm Clock...old school style! I looked long and hard for the perfect radio alarm clock both online and in person to replace my ancient, but awesome Sony Dream Machine, since its buttons had become unusable. And, I found it! I love this radio so much, that I decided that I had to write my first ever product review! This radio alarm clock is simple and clean with an old school style, and an accompanying great, clear musical sound! Music is very important to me, so I have to have a radio with a big, free, unblemished sound quality, and this radio delivers! It has 2 alarm settings which can be finessed to accommodate weekdays, weekends, routines and isolated events. And, it has an awesome nap feature with lots of time settings. The snooze feature is great, too, as well as, the sleep timer offerings! The alarm volume increases slowly to ease an awakening with your present chosen volume. It is super easy to use and compact, and comes with a clear manufacturer's manual. Some may not like the amber face, reminiscent of old PC monitors, or that it has only 5 FM presets and 5 AM presets, but I like the old school amber and these combined 10 presets are enough for me. The price is great and the sound is crystal clear. Unless, you want a phone charger and a lot of extra bells and whistles included, this radio alarm clock is perfect in its simplicity and sound quality! I'm super happy with it, as you can tell!! 5Volumn control Poor My first review was very good however after 2 months short of one year's usage, the side volumn control stinks. It almost always slips without changing the sound and feels like it will fail shortly. I have found to just leave it at one position although the sound varies greatly from FM to AM. Beware of this problem; if you do purchase this radio, keep the original box for any returns if this feature also fails for you. Also, the Nap button is next to the number 5 station preset. Several times, reaching over in the dark at bedtime, I have pushed the NAP button by mistake when changing stations. This activated the Awake alarm and started beeping after a few minutes which required pushing the Off button to stop the beep which interrupts the sleep pattern for sure. Other than that this is a good radio if you are looking for digital station presets at this price.This is a great value considering that this radio gives you digital tuning and 10 presets; five FM and five AM stations. I was shopping for those features all over the internet and radio presets cost double what Amazon has here. The FM reception is very good but I found problems with the AM reception. Most of the AM stations have static which prohibits clear listening. I called customer service and was forwarded to their tech department. I was told to unplug the radio for five hours and let it re-boot since I had it programmed after its factory defaults. That did improve the AM reception somewhat but the clarity still was poor. The FM uses an attached wire antenna but the antenna for the AM is built in the radio. Turning it and moving it to different positions and locations did help but I want the radio to be where I wanted it. I would have given this radio five stars except for the AM problem. 2Nice look, nice sound, not user friendly, not recommended After living with it's eccentricities for 60 days, I've grown to hate it. It just is so badly designed. Grrr. My earlier review is below, but the difficulty of programming the alarm, the difficulty of turn it on and off for just one day, and the need to constantly reprogram it (as opposed to leaving one time in place, but turning on that time only when I need the alarm have made me hate it.Here is my earlier review:It's a good radio with three oddities that really knock it down from from being a five star product.First a clock radio, especially an expensive one like that one that doesn't come with a battery backup in 2016 is an embarrassment. This has a 10-minute backup, which is ridiculous.Then the user manual isn't written well and the icons, especially the ones identifying the buttons are in such tiny type they are nearly unreadable.But the real oddity is the way the alarm gets set.Setting the alarm is really easy if you want to set it for a regular schedule. It can be set to go off every day, or weekdays only, or weekends only.But it's very odd if you want to just use the alarm occasionally or skip a day.If you do that, the clock radio doesn't retain the last alarm time. It defaults to 6 a.m. and you constantly have to reset the alarm.So if you have a day off or a holiday and turn off the alarm, you have to totally reset the alarm the next time you use it. It's not a good design for any alarm clock. It's especially bad for an alarm clock with two alarms. If you set one alarm for music wakeup and another for a buzzer wakeup, they both have to be reset each time.At least that is what the instructions say. It's not very clear.It's not very user friendly. . 1Perfect for the office! I purchased this radio to use at my desk at the office. I love the look, the digital stations that can be preset and the headphone plug. This radio fit my need perfectly! And there is another aux plug for my iPod too! 5... needed to replace my bedside clock radio (it was easily 15 years old) and this seemed like a high-quality ... I needed to replace my bedside clock radio (it was easily 15 years old) and this seemed like a high-quality substitute. The old one was so easy to set for time and radio station and alarms--especially for daylight saving/standard time adjustments. This one is so over-overcomplicated that it beggars description. I wasted an entire afternoon trying to get the settings sorted out and I finally gave up, went to the Amazon website to get the wherewithal to return it and got it out of the house as fast as possible. Yikes!! I ended up in a big-box store where I found a perfectly good replacement for less than half the price of the Sangean. BTW: Amazon had the refund in my account with incredible speed. Five stars for THAT! 1poor ergonomic design ruins an otherwise very good clock radio I chose this model because of the digital tuning and the 5 station preset buttons (stores 5 AM and 5 FM stations, 10 total). Go to your favorite station by pushing a single button - much easier and nicer than scanning through the AM or FM band, or cycling through stored presets. But you can still tune manually by pressing the left or right side of the snooze bar. When power is interrupted, the time setting is lost after about 10 minutes, but the station presets are remembered for many hours. There are several alarm options.Some people are experiencing AM noise from the AC wall adapter. The instructions also mention this (see my review pic). I'm not getting any noise from it, but, like other AM radios, I do get noise on AM from nearby light dimmers and some electronic devices - especially those which also use an AC wall adapter.AM reception is good. Like other AM radios, the antenna is directional. The internal ferrite antenna seems to be on the left side of the unit, running front to back. So to pick up the weakest AM stations, you'll have to orient the radio so that the station is to the left or right of the radio. FM reception is good with the included wire antenna that hangs out the back.There are no bass/treble/EQ adjustments but it's balanced (not cuppy, overly midrangey, or tinny like most cheap small clock radios) and has enough treble to give decent clarity for a single-speaker small clock radio. It obviously doesn't have true bass for serious music listening, but it's perfect for talk radio.my dislikes:- most of the top buttons are the same size & shape, so this is not an easy radio to operate in the dark, going by feel only- the Nap button is essentially a short-term countdown alarm (up to 120 minutes, set in 5 minute increments). It is located just left of the Power button, and the same size and shape, so it's easy to accidentally press it instead. And then be startled a while later by the alarm going off. It REALLY sucks when this happens when you're already asleep. This one wretched button ruins this otherwise very good clock radio.- the buttons and the volume wheel feel a little flimsy, but you get used to it- the volume wheel is hard plastic with a slippery, satiny surface. And it's almost flush with the side of the unit. For these two reasons, the volume knob is hard to grip.- the volume wheel is digital, not analog, so it has distinct, soft, tactile clicks when you raise or lower the volume. Which is fine. But each click makes a barely-noticeable difference in volume, so you have to turn it a lot to get much change in volume. How is it possible to screw up something as simple as a volume knob? The volume level is temporarily shown on the front display...which is semi useful.- when you change to a new station, it'll show the new frequency, but after a few seconds it will revert back to showing the time. Pressing the display button will show you the station again - but only for a few seconds. There doesn't seem to be a way to keep the station displayed permanently. This sucks for more avid radio listeners.-The on/off button has backlighting which glows only when the unit is off. If anything, it should glow when on. Or have different colors to discern on & off.But kudos to Sangean for using a yellow-orange backlight color for the power button, and the front display. Much easier on the eyes than blue. And the brightness of the display can be fully adjusted from 'off' to 'bright' by a small knob on the bottom of the unit (see my product review pic). 3Nice radio with bad human interface I recently ordered this clock radio and gave it about a three week trial. There are some things I really like about this radio and some things that I really don't like. I'll share both here.LIKES1. For a radio this inexpensive, the sound was quite good. Not Bose Wave good (nor nearly as expensive), but still much better than your average cheap desktop or clock radio.2. The look is nicely understated, both in the chassis and the muted warm light display. (I bought the white model.) It doesn't scream out "I'm a clock radio". So it fits in with a bedroom decor well.3. The dual alarm is nice, so you can set a weekday and a weekend alarm without having to change it every few days.4. The Humane Wake System, where the radio (or alarm) starts soft and gets louder gradually is a nice alternative to the jarring instant-on of most clock radios.DISLIKES--The human interface is horribly designed--1. In addition to the the up/down bar (which is fine) for numerical settings, there are 11 other small buttons which are virtually identical in size, shape, and feel. And 9 of them are tightly bunched in one straight row. They all feel the same, so there is no way of knowing which button you're pushing without memorizing the positions (if you're blind or it's dark) or turning the light on and looking. And because the on/off/snooze button is surrounded by two other identical buttons, it's nearly impossible to find it when the alarm goes off without groping around with your finger touching every button until you come to the correct position for the button you want or turning the light on. Either way you probably wake up your sleep partner.2. Setting a single alarm involves three separate buttons. And you can't just do a couple touches. You have to go through a minimum of five button pushes to navigate through all the options, more if you actually want to change one. And if you're slow (just a couple seconds) on any option, the display kicks back to the non-alarm display mode and you have to start all over.3. The sleep option is nice, but you have to choose from the predefined time lengths of 60, 45, 30, 15, etc. minutes. You can't just specify how many minutes (e.g. 10) that you want.Although I liked the above Likes, the Dislikes (especially #1) were maddening enough that I returned this clock radio. 3
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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