Brookstone SmartSet® Radio Clock Radio Reviews

Brookstone SmartSet® Radio Clock Radio

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Epinions Product Rating: Disappointing
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Display too bright, unreliable

May 12, 2006
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Pros:Convenient weekday/weekend alarm settings, dual alarm, and large display easily read from across the room.

Cons:Display too bright for sleep, segments in display burned out, clock runs fast.

I bought this clock for my daughter, but had to trade her mine when the too bright display (even on the dimmest setting) kept her up at night. I have to point it away from the bed to make it tolerable, and even then it casts the room in a blue glow. Now after two months, one of the segments in the LED display has burned out, making 6's look like 5's, and 8's look like 9's. The AM radio reception is also mediocre - the only way to optimize is by rotating the clock (bad since it is too bright to face towards the bed). Also, the "AUTOMATIC" time set is a laugh - it just has a backup battery that retains the prior setting when the power goes out. I find that the clock gains several minutes per month, requiring frequent resetting. Also, not that the daylight savings time schedule has changed, this "feature" is now useless. I'm taking this thing back to the store and hope they have something acceptable to replace it.


Recommend this product? No


Amount Paid (US$): 60


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