This clock has everything you need in a travel alarm. It stays in-sync with the atomic clock so you dont even have to find the time to set it. It has large numbers and a big readout making it easy to read, which is a problem when you are older and your eyesight isnt the best. Battery time is real good too. The bottom line is I like this travel alarm so much I would buy it for a gift without a second thought!
I totally recommend this clock to buy
This clock is really cute and working well.
That is what I was looking for.
I love it.
This is probably the best alarm clock I have owned. I need small, compact, easy to read with all of the symbols I want to see and this clock fits the bill. It is easy to set up without instructions. I might get a second one since the quality Is hard to find in alarm clocks and this one has it all.
The Everything Clock
This is the perfect clock. It has everything that youd want in a clock. Theres only one minor drawback. If youre hard of hearing, you wont hear the beep alarm. My wife hears it just fine. I was going to return the clock, but I like is so much, I decided to just let my wife wake me after she hears the alarm. I purchased this clock for travel and it will be used a lot.
Easy to Read at a Distance Clock
Once its set up...easy to read at a distance...just getting the knack of it...
My wife loves it!
My wife loves it - its easy to use, easy to set up, easy to read and the design is acceptable!
Travel alarm clock
I have not actually taken this clock on my trip yet but i will be shortly. I tried it out and it seems to be a decent clock. Not sure if the alarm is loud enough but i think so. The functions seem easy to use and clear. Love the big clock face and that it lights up nicely. I would have given it 5 stars but i havent used it on my trip yet. The size is perfect.
1) good product.
2) would be nice if it can be wall hanged.
Attractive, Efficient, Accurate
The atomic clock sits on my nightstand. Its dim amber nightlight shows time without interrupting sleep.
Backlighted all Night
It is large for travel use.
I chose it because it could be backlit all night. That way I would not have to wake up enough to push some button on the clock to see what the time was.
Best Travel Clock I Have Ever Owned
Have owned dozens of travel alarm clocks and this is hands down the best. Updates using atomic clock so it is dead accurate. Easy to see time at night with night glow feature. Super easy to set the alarm. The atomic clock feature updates easily. But note, the atomic clock feature will only work in the continental US although you can use the clock anywhere.
Great for Travelers
I bought this travel alarm clock for my husband as a bedside clock ( no cords) but he also throws it in his suitcase when he travels to see family. Its convenient and portable. Great gift!
Liked the first one, bought a second one
Love the atomic clock and auto setting of time zones features. Never have to worry about having the correct time anywhere I travel. Bought it for travel but bought a second for home use for my wife when she saw how simple it was to set up and use. Have been looking for a clock of this nature for some time. Was initially concerned about the price but satisfied with the quality when it arrived. Had it for four months, no problems so far.
These clocks are fabulous for travel and for regular use. We have one of these clocks on each nightstand in our northern home and our southern home.
Travel Alarm Clock is great buy
Has an alarm that really will wake you up. I had a similar electronic clock with lots of features but the alarm was useless. This IS an ALARM clock.
Just As Advertised
If you want a clock which provides a large readable display, this one is for you. The display provides a bright, readable display at night, also. Very good product!
Simple, but large
A bit large for travel, but I like the simple usage and bright night light.
Wish it could be wall hanged.
great for home or travel
Very nice clock...solidly built....very large easy to read display...instruction sheet not written very well, took a while to figure it all out, overall a good product.
I would definitely buy this product agai
Works well at home and away from home.Very compact and travels well.
I love this clock. It is lightweight and works fine. I am using this clock at home, in the bedroom, but my original plan for buying it is to use it when I am traveling.
nice little nightstand clock
This is a great clock for your nightstand. It is compact and wont take up too much room. The directions were a little hard to understand but it works great and keeps very accurate time. It is not bright at night and wont disturb sleep.
Just what I wanted!
My husband needs a clock in front of him at all times...just because. Anyway, this clock was just what the doctor ordered! He likes things with simple, clean lines and easy to use. This little clock fits the bill perfectly!
Knocked off one star because the DST cannot be turned off. I had to compensate by changing the time zone. Also, the instructions did not state how to change the time zone, though it was "intuitively obvious" once the settings button was pushed (it is the first function).
Well worth the price
This travel alarm has many improvements over previously available travel alarms. It even tells the temperature and the day of the week. The instructions are easy to follow. I had no problem getting it set up. Ordering from the website was very easy. The economy shipping option got it to my P O Box in record time.
Just perfect in every way.
Dont be concerned when you get your clock that it doesnt sync immediately to the Atomic Clock. I manually set mine and then the next day I noticed that the syncing was complete. Pushing the button on the top gives you snooze if you have the alarm set, but it also temporarily turns on a night light so can see the time. If its possible to be "excited" by a travel alarm, this is one to be excited about.
I needed a clock with seconds display and temperature to replace one that broke. This one had large display and all the functions that I needed. It would have been better if display lit up brighter and if it could have been tilted back a little more than the stationary 90 degrees. A little hard to see when clock is at weist height, looking down at it.
Love this clock. Very easy to use.
Perfect for Me
I placed this clock in my office so that I can see it. The size is perfect with large numbers. I use this to make sure meetings start and end on time. It sits between plants and pictures. Perfect for me!
Our last alarm clock from Sharper Image lasted 10 years and we loved it. The new product is more compact and we were amazed that the controls were identical --- took less than 5 minutes to program. We also like the atomic clock setting.
Good little clock
Initially confusing about setup but within24 hrs it set itself automatically... Nice easy alarm... Convenient nite light. Good functional clock.
Really like this clock/alarm
Would like alarm to be louder.
Large numbers are easy to read
Backlighting is just right
Great Travel Clock
Great clock for travel. I love the backlighting, just the right brightness so it doesnt disturb you while sleeping.
So far, great travel clock.
Compared to the other "atomic" clocks that I have, this appears to be a great one. The only problem that I have is that I would like the alarm to be louder, or some means to make it louder. e.g., two levels of sound.
Best travel alarm clock ever!
Great alarm clock!
Perfect Alarm Clock
Ive had a number of alarm clocks that were too bright, too big, or too loud, so I was pleased to find just what I was looking for with this alarm clock. Some reviewers didnt like the weight, but I think it is just right for an alarm clock that wont get knocked over, or will survive a crash if it does get knocked off my nightstand.
Alram Clock for Christmas
Home alarm on night stand
Time and Temp Anywhere
Does the job perfectly. I got it to replace a similar device that died after 15+ years. The temperature function is helpful when checking into a hotel room
to check the temp for a comfortable night.
High quality product
I like the clock very much. It looks and feels high quality. It works very well.
I usually use a travel alarm for my bedside, as I like a small footprint on the table. This was a little bigger than expected/hoped (I saw this in other reviews), but this makes it easy to read. And the backlit-ON option is exactly what I love about it. It is rugged, with clean lines, and has all the data you could want on an easy-to-read face. I love this clock!
Take the time
This clock cost more than I had planned to spend, but has all of the features I wanted (e.g., temperature). It was confusing to set up initially, but it is now easy to use, unobtrusive and feels sturdy.
nice clock just not loud
I bought this travel alarm for my uncle, but when I got it I realized that the alarm will in no way be loud enough for him. I didnt see one review about this being quite and thought that with two AA batteries it must be decent but no. However my wife loves this little thing so now it is on our night stand
Great travel clock
This may be the ideal travel alarm clock: large display, easy to set and back light that can be set to automatically switch on when the ambient light dims. The clock set automatically by radio signal from the atomic clock but I needed to manually adjust the time zone. I havent tested the alarm yet.
Its a little larger than Id like in a travel clock. It also feels like it might be cheaply constructed but time will tell. I also dont know what the battery life will be like with the nightlight turned on so I will need to keep a spare set of AA batteries when I travel.
I can count on it to give me correct information that I can easily see.
A great product
When im not traveling, it sits on the table next to my recliner...
Reliable and convenient
I was looking for a reliable and compact travel alarm to use on my weekly business travels. This item met my needs and I have been very pleased with my purchase.
Travel Alarm Clock
Was bought for Christmas gift so we have not actually used it yet. I was very pleased with the looks and the quick delivery time. The directions seemed easy enough so I am excited and anxious to try it out on our first trip to see if it does the job. This will eliminate us having to remember to place a request for a wake up call.
easy to use day or night!
change the time I get up in the morning frequently and the ease of setting alarm day to day is great. Temperature on clock is very helpful as well.
Best feature, can see time in total darkness without hurting your eyes, thanks to programmable low intesity display.
Perfect at night......not too bright!
Its a perfect size for my nightstand, doesnt take a lot of room. The light that it emits is perfect for seeing time in the dark, but its not blinding.
Lots of Extras!
The clock is great. I wanted a thermometer, and a view of the alarm time, as well as a clock that is easy to read. I got those, along with an atomic clock that will re-set itself as I travel, with a day and date designation. But I gave the clock four stars because I am not fond of the night light, although it is dim, that stays on all night. I do understand that could be a plus for other people. The instructions also did not address how to change the time zone. My clock did set correctly, but it set for Pacific time, and I am in Central Time. It took some playing around with the time set-up to be able to change the time zone.
Best travel clock
Numbers are big, can see at night, travels well,surable, attractive, love everything about it.
Easy to use
I purchased this for use in a guest bedroom. I agree with other reviews that it is bulky for travel but I dont plan to travel with it. I was most interested in the temperature feature (to tell if the vents need to be opened)and the glow in the dark so guests can read the time. The larger size makes it easy to read from across the room.
GREAT TRAVEL ALARM
Needed a small alarm clock other than a phone unit. This one has atomic clock and temperature reading, as well as gentle increasing in volume beeps for wake-ups. Not real high tech, but fits the bill for what we needed.
Best Ive ever had
Took some trial and error to set up. (GP means english language not the time zone.). Didnt get the radio control until nighttime. But its a great design.
It Reqlly Works
I finally found an atomic clock that is easy to use, gives correct time and, above all, can be read easily in the dark without pushing any button. It is small and can easily fit in a carry-on bag.
This seems to be a great product. Its easy to read and includes a lot of neat features including indoor temp. It took several days for the clock to find the radio signal to set accurately and it does not seem to be able to utilize time zones outside the lower 48 states. I am not sure how I would use it overseas or in Hawaii. It seems a bit too big and heavy for what I would call a travel clock.
Outstanding clock, great features
This is one of the best battery-powered alarm clocks Ive ever owned. Because of its large, easy-to-read visual display, I no longer have to fumble with my glasses to check the time when I wake up at night. A simple tap turns the light on briefly so you can check the time. The display has plenty of useful information - the time, the time the alarm is scheduled to go off, date, time zone, even the temperature. Its relatively easy to set up and use, and the clock changes automatically when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends, which came in handy this past weekend. All controls are on the outside of the clock, so no need to remove the battery door to change settings, as is the case with many poorly designed alarm clocks. The only criticisms I have are that this is a little large for travel. Also, the instructions that came with the clock are printed in a microscopic font. Theres no reason that the directions and accompanying illustrations cant be printed in a size that doesnt require a magnifying glass. H
Atomic Travel Alarm Clock
I had the previous model of this clock. After many years of use, it broke in my suitcase (my fault). I was so pleased to find that I could still get this Sharper Image product after the retail stores closed. I also use at home to ensure my clocks are set at correct time. Best clock. Love it.
Almost the right one
The only thing I really dislike is the snooze turns off after only 5 times, easy to go back to sleep.
Perfect for home/travel
Love the amber back light which can be switched to stay on
I love the features on this alarm clock.
Easy to use and set up. IM hard of hearing and can still hear the alarm across the room.
A great battery alarm clock
Overall, This is a great battery alarm clock. Almost a perfect 5/5 stars.I use it for both home and travel. Highly recommended.
Pros: Easy controls; nice orange-glow backlight; excellent auto-backlight (it can be turned off); the alarm beep starts low and gets louder and more frequent; auto time-setting works well.
Possible Cons: Somewhat expensive; Snooze button not recessed, might be too easy to continually pushed in while in a suitcase. Some people might think its too large for a travel alarm clock(I dont)
Solid Clock, but not too heavy
I like this clock because its solid, not cheap-feeling and flimsy like every other travel alarm clock I encountered while shopping.
Great for travel or home
I use this clock in my bathroom on my sink. It is the perfect size and has all of the functions that I could ask for. Plus it resets itself for daylight savings time and keeps time by gps.
Greatest clock ever!!
This clock is easy to use and once the time zone is entered and the clock is set, there is no longer a need to worry about power outages, etc. Also, the back light helps to see the time, date, temperature, etc. at all times.
a solid performer
I havent changed time zones or daylight savings yet, so Im not sure how well the satellite setting works.
I was looking for a compact alarm clock that was durable, nice looking and easy to use. So far, this clock is great. Its the perfect size for next to my bed, the lighting is great (you can have a dim light or no light at all, but if you press the light/snooze button, a light will come on so you can see the time in the middle of the night). Still getting used to it, but so far there is nothing negative to say about this clock.
This travel alarm clock is perfect
The size is just right and convenient for travel.
Perfect for travel
Love this travel clock. I like knowing the exact time and the temperature is a bonus. Have had a similar clock before and when it finally went kaput I knew I needed another. Great product---I bought two!
"Be slow to judge."
I depend on this clock not to let me oversleep. Upon first examinination, it appeared to be too complicated, for I wanted something simple to use. However, I soon came to realize how uncomplicated it is and grew to love it in a short time.
A Great travel clock
The nicest design and use travel clock I have found. I bought one as a gift and now I am going to buy one for myself!
Finally found what we were looking for!
A very reliable, compact clock to have at any time.
I bought this clock for travel, only, but what I got was a fine time piece. Its so precise, Im in awe and have replaced the clock I had on my end table with this one. I will pack it up and take it with me when I travel. Didnt know I was going to like it this much.
Exactly as described
Was what I was looking for for home and travel. Really like the amber back-light which can be switched to constant or come on when pushing the top button for a quick time check.
Exactly what I was looking for
This product suits all my requirements for a compact atomic travel alarm with temperature. Especially wanted a push button light for middle of the night reading. Also has a night light option. Have tried 2 other products but neither compare with this clock. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add more space between the date and temperature. Its a little crowded with the large font showing the date. A small detail considering how good this clock is. Definitely the best one out there.
Great travel clock
I have a thing about these self-setting clocks and this one has met or exceeded all expectations. I got it a few days before Daylight Savings Time and sure enough, when I woke up the next morning, it had the correct, new time on it. I gave one to a friend and she loves it, too.
I was thinking Id use it just for travel, but with our power going out every now and then, Im keeping it on my bedside table as a back up. I love the fact the backlight doesnt come on until it senses its needed. I have to switch the backlight on and off on my other travel clock, which I dont always remember to do.
The one thing Id like to see different is that its pretty bulky - not so bad I cant tuck it into my suitcase, but a bit bulkier than Id like. I havent had it long enough to comment on the battery life.
I needed a new travel clock, and this one has it all. It has not only the time, but date, time zone, and temperature. It will be a great asset when I travel. It also comes with a great travel bag.
We bought 2 travel alarm clocks
I bought 2 travel alarm clocks and gave them as a gift. As the directions suggest, we put them both on a window sill to sync with radio signals for the time overnight. One clock worked perfectly, and the other had a hard time picking up the signal. We were eventually able to pick up the signal by changing windows, and it is fine now. I like this clock because it is small and can be used for travel, easy to use, has a loud alarm and has a backlight that isnt too bright. I bought one of the clocks for my 82 year old Dad, and the display was large enough for him to see.
The alarm rings for only 60 seconds.
This is a handy little clock. I particularly like the way the backlight will remain on during the dark and turn off when there is no darkness.
What I dont like is the duration of the alarm. It only sounds for 60 seconds and it does not repeat itself. I may not wake up in a minute if I am tired or drunk. So, I returned the clock only for that reason. Otherwise, this is a lovely clock.
I love this product!
This product is very easy to use. I am a frequent traveler who routinely travels to different time zones. This product allows for quick adjustments whenever I have to change the current time or alarm time. I would recommend this product to everyone who has similar needs and quality product sxpectations.
I like this clock. I use it as my almost daily alarm clock and its perfect. So cute and lightweight for travelling as well.
This clock is fully featured and extremely well designed compared to its competition. Im not sure why some reviewers have stated that it is too big for travel. Although it is larger than some other travel clocks, it easily fits in a purse, travel bag or suitcase. The larger display is a plus. The instructions are vague to select the language for the day of the week display. Select GB(Great Britain)for English. It is clearly superior to any other travel clock I have seen.
I am 67 years old and have had dozens of travel alarm clocks over the years. This clock is by far the best one I have ever had. As a matter of fact I bought 2 just in case I lose one.
Does what expected in way I want
For a while I wanted another battery operated large number clock that took the time from the atomic clock signal. I can see it clearly while working or when others come in my office for a meeting, it always has the right time, and without wires I can place it on my desk in my line of sight between my chair and visitors. In travels, it is more visible and reliable than hotel clocks or friends guest rooms. It does what I want.
Anyone wanting to minimize size or weight for travel can clearly see from dimensions and weight that it might not fit that need, and in a suitcase you cant shut off the buttons. But these are unrelated and irrelevant to why I bought this clock. I cant comment on battery drain, durability or other factors since Ive only had it a month or so.
But it is a welcome product that serves an important need not met by other portable clocks Ive tried.
We plan to use the clock when traveling. Kept close, it is easy to get the time in the dark.
Great nightstand clock. Lights in dark and goes off after 5 seconds. Love that its atomic so you never have to reset it even during daylight saving time. Cant get days of week out of French to English, so Im learning them in French! (Im bilingual now.)
more contrast between time & background
Not enough contrast between time, date, etc. and background so have to be up close to see.
My needs might not be yours
I had been looking for a time-signal sync portable clock for a while, one that always has the right time, is large enough for my desk or bed side, and does not depend on the electic power not blinking out, as it may when there is an overnight storm. I also want large enough numbers that I can read without digging out my glasses, and solid enough that I wouldnt be afraid of it falling apart if I sneeze. This clock does all that.
Any buyer can see from the listed dimensions and weight that it could be too large if you are trying to prune every ounce of your suitcase for travel. I dont usually have that problem. An electric clock has too bright lights. A corded clock cant be kept on my desk in my line of sight with visitors, which I need to be sure they wont overstay and that I wont be late for my next meeting.
I just bought it, so I cant comment on battery life, durability, or other details that require many months of experience. I can say after a week that its size, functions and "style" serves exac
Travel clock ?
It is a very nice alarm clock, but not small enough for travel. If they could reduce the size by one third the clock would be great.
Easy to read at night with the back light. Really easy controls. Most clocks like this are require opening the back to set the alarm. Everything is clear, easy and accessible.
Brought for husband. Likes that it is synchronized with Atomic clock. Good size for travel. Only gives limited number of short snoozes.
Finally, easy to set
Finally a clock that is easy for a senior to set, especially the alarm feature, also easy to read at night without glasses. I have tried others with international features, but find the alarm feature impossible to set!! Good job!!
Good Travel Clock
My wife and I travel a lot, usually with one international trip each year. I wanted a travel clock that would set itself domestically, but that I could manually set when out of the country. I also wanted it to be small and light-weight. This one meets all my conditions. Its a good buy.
Directions confusing at first, but once figured out is easy to use. I wanted it to be backlit, so I can see it in the dark without pushing a button. I like it because it is backlit [which is hard to find] - even tho it is a little bulky for travel.
Travel Alarm Clock
I bought one of these clocks for home and one for travel. I was surprised at how much a clock this small was able to do without being frustratingly complicated. It is too soon to make a judgment about battery life, but this item is very good so far.
very easy to set and read.
Easy to set and read. Can turn the back light off to save power. Needs a hard case for travel and storage.
A most excellent small clock.
A great clock! Excellent dimensions big enough to use as an everyday bedside clock. BIG numbers, easy to read at night with the back light, which is you turn off if you don;t like.
This clock is perfect for travel. Most travel clocks focus on being small, and are too small. This is a really nice size. It feels like I have a piece of home with me when on the road.
easy to see in the dark
Everything about this clock pleased me!
The lettering is of good size and easy to read. I use this on my nightstand and in the dark its easy to light up. Not only small and compact, but very sturdy. I consider this a very good buy.
I travel for my job and this is an excellent alarm clock.
I am very satisfied with my purchase...
Havent dropped it yet so i dont know how sturdy it is. I wish the outside edge was rubberized (like a cell phone case) to take the shock of dropping it because i know it will get dropped.
Compact and perfect for packing
Solid, Simple, Clean Alarm Clock
bought this for its clean design and configuration to use at home and as a travel alarm. it is bigger and heavier than I thought it would be, which for home use is not a problem, but its bigger than Id want to travel with.
Great for on the go!
Absolutely accurate, easy to see and dependable, which are critical elements of a travel alarm clock.
Great size and shape
I really like it
Easy to read
Due to the frequency of power failures in my local area, I prefer to rely on a battery powered alarm clock. This replaced another brand Ive used for years that finally wore out. I love the large display and how much information it provides. However, the instructions were clearly not written or proofread in the U.S. as they were difficult to follow at times. I finally figured it out and it works fine.
Looked for this type of clock everywhere and could not find it finally saw it in your catalog. Unfortunately I have to return mine as everyone in the family knew my husband was looking for it And he got 3 of them all the same from sharper image.......he loves it and is keeping 2 of them.
Easy to set. We had to return one from a different company because it was so complicated.
Accurate, Easy to Use, Compact
Nice features with atomic clock and provides temperature of room, especially helpful for the traveler.
I use this as my bedside table clock. The light can be suttle or brighter, easy to see and use.
Best travel alarm I could find
I bought this as a nightstand clock to replace a small Radio Shack clock when its light stopped functioning. I searched the internet for a replacement but couldnt find one that had all the features the RS had, including the radio control clock, the nightlight and the clock light, and that had an easy to read display. The Sharper Image clock is much more larger and more attractive than the RS clock it replaces. It therefore looks nicer in the bedroom setting and is easier to use. Simply tapping the hard to miss button on the top of the clock turns on the light for a few seconds without the risk on knocking it off the table in the middle of the night. The light, by the way, is a soft orange that wont blind you in the dark. While I was initially resistant to spending so much on a little clock, Im glad I did. I know I wouldnt have be happy with a clock less substantial, attractive or easy to use.
Its the perfect travel alarm clock, and now I use it at home too. It does everything, and the alarm is loud enough to wake me up.
The best travel alarm clock
I looked at so many travel alarm clocks and this one was perfect. As a flight attendant, travel alarms and travel gadgets are important to me. The display on this clock is big and when you press the snooze button, the backlight comes on at night for easy viewing. I love how you know the alarm is set because the lever on the bottom, when pushed, appears red. Its sturdy. I also like how displays temperature.
Hard to find great alarm clock
Perfect size, great display, and time accurate to the second without fuss. What more could you ask?
Quality at an affordable price
The clock is easy to set up and use. It seems durable and of higher quality than most travel alarm clocks. I would buy this again or it would make a great gift.
Daily alarm clock that can travel
This is the alarm by my bed. As I age, being able to see and read becomes important. Large numbers lit by soft backlighting that I choose to leave on when the room darkens make finding and reading alarm easy. It is big and not light but this makes clock less likely to fall over or off bedside table to be lost or break. Dials are easy to access and use (although manual Atomic Clock receive requires back cover removal). I like this a lot.
Works great once set up was complete.
Needed time piece that had a comfortable to the eye backlight and large number that can be seen in the dark.
Very good product
My wife and I travel frequently and this is a great product (small and light) to take along with us.
Best Travel Alarm Clock
After having to return a number of travel alarm clocks for various reasons, especially due to jarring alarm buzzers and flimsy construction, this one was a breath of fresh air. The alarm gradually gets louder and wakes you up without knocking you out of bed! Controls are easy to figure out and the numbers are easy to read.
Best Travel Alarm
Best Screen Size. Easy to use. A little heavy. Too thick. Marginal cover.
using this on our nightstand. Nice, compact. No bright lights to disturb sleep. Instructions were quite dificult to understand
Good price, good quality.
Had a cheap travel clock which bit the dust and wanted a much better quality one. Well I was definitely satisfied with this one and found it easy to adjust the time on my first try. I needed one that adjusted to the light automatically so at night it has a soft back-light making it easy to see the time at a glance which during the day turns off to conserve battery life. This feature can be turned off if not required. The one and only beef I have is if you are looking up at the clock the liquid crystal fades out so it has to be placed slightly below your line of sight, not really a problem though. I am definitely pleased with this purchase. Also great service from this supplier I would certainly purchase from them again.
I really like this alarm clock. Straight forward & simple to use. Easy to read and it sets its self. Nice size for travel use and in my office on my desk.
Great size, easy to see, will get a 2nd
Great for travel
Pretty good, but not perfect
There are only two downsides to this product.
First, its heavy. That might not be fair, because this is obviously a very sturdy product, and the only way to make it lighter would be to make it flimsier. Still, for traveling, each ounce or gram counts.
The second downside is that the light to switch on the night lighting is in the battery compartment - I can see no good reason for this design.
Still, this is a great product, and I would recommend it.
Just what I needed.
Small enough to travel with, bright and bold to read..
Great Little Clock
This clock keeps perfect time, the alarm is easy to set, it illuminates with a simple push and it gets me up in the morning. What else does one need in an alarm clock? And if this clock lasts as long as the last clock I got from Sharper Image, I wont be writing another clock review for a long time.
Excellent Travel Clock
I originally purchased this clock for myself. I had been using a small travel clock on my bedside table because the table is rather small for a normal clock/radio. The clock I had been using was flimsy and the back broke off. I purchased this clock as a replacement and love the size and stability of it. It was easy to set up and the alarm is also simple to set. The alarm tone is just enough to wake me up without being annoying. The face is easy to read when I wake up during the night. The only reason I didnt give it a five star rating is that I purchased one for my husband and strangely, he had trouble setting it up. After monkeying around with a reset button, he got it to work so all is well.
LOVE this Travel Clock
I wanted a compact Atomic clock with the Amber backlight. The amber light was really important to me, lots of searching to find this. I wanted the option to keep the light on at night and I finally found it! The amber backlight switch is under the battery cover. Its a real tiny switch. Now when I wake up, in the middle of the night, I can just glance at the time without moving. This clock is not flimsy, its well made. I use in my bedroom daily, dont travel much. I like the size too. Cant tell you about the battery life because I havent had it long enough to tell. Would make a great gift for anyone. Thank You Sharper Image for offering this item!
Nice Travel Alarm
This is a nice unit for being on the road. However, its a bit bigger than what I expected. It comes in a nice storage bag and I keep it in my shaving bag. I am a bit worried that the light button will get pushed and the battery will run low or drain fully. We shall see!
Exactly what I was looking for
This product suits all my requirements for a compact atomic travel alarm with temperature. Especially wanted a push button light for middle of the night reading. Also has a night light option. Have tried 2 other products but neither compare with this clock. Definitely the best one out there. Hope it lasts a long time.
Hard to come by such perfection.
Years ago when my atomic clock broke I thought it would be easy to replace--not so. I looked for years and tried three different clocks, none of which were nearly as good. They were too large or too small with difficult controls. What I love about this clock:
1) Automatic settings for time (accurate just select your location).
2) Easy controls
3) Easy to read with multiple information, including time, month, date, day of the week and room temperature.
4) Ascending alarm that doesnt begin with a loud blast.
5) Easy to read display with an easy temporary light for night viewing; just touch the top and it lights in a nice orange for a few seconds. The light is gentle on eyes, unlike the light on my smart phone in the middle of the night.
6) it stands up and is always in clock mode, unlike my iPhone.
Easy to set and easy to read
Packs nice into my suitcase -- comes with drawstring sack to protect it. Easy to read at night without glasses. Once set, easy to change the time zone -- a boon for those who travel all over the US. The thermometer is a plus -- you know those times when hotel room thermostat is set on 65, yet its 75 in your room (or vice-versa) -- gives you more leverage when dealing with maintenance.
Best travel alarm yet!
The backlight is outstanding for night viewing. Not too bright. Perfect.
Travel Alarm Clock
This is a nice little travel alarm clock that is not too complicated to use. My only complaint with it is that i wish it was louder. Its not bad but i hope i dont sleep through it.
Easy to use, clear and reliable
Only issue is that it is a little heavy. Took it to Europe from USA and had total confidence that the time was correct and the alarm would wake me when needed, Display is perfect.
great travel clock
great little travel clock - great size, large display and stays lite at night, and radio set time
Excellent travel item
Great compact travel clock! Easy to set alarm with very accurate time keeping. Controls are very user friendly.
I would recommend this product
I use it both at home and during travel. Its compact and easy to use.
Great clock for using at home or travel. Easy to set up and it has a long battery life.
I wish it wasnt only battery operated (I wish it could be plugged in), but it is still a great clock.
Nice, but ...
Very good product. Ive had it for about three months. I dont travel much, so I use it as my nightstand clock. I bought it specifically because its an atomic clock and because it doesnt take up hardly any space. Instructions state its delicate, due to the atomic synchronization aspect, so you cant just throw it around and hope it still works. I dont like the fact you have to take the back off every time you want to turn the night light on or off. It would have been better to have that button in the front, or no button at all. Also, the display is somewhat crowded (the map showing the portion of the US that the clock is synched with, is not really needed). Other than that, its a nice clock - not too big, and not too small. Much better than those little rinky-dink fold-up clocks I used to buy.
Easily read time - all night long
Large numbers on this clock remain lit all night long. Battery powered for flexible use, including travel. Size of the display is perfect for use next to bed. No need to rely on eyeglasses or contact lenses. Syncs throughout day with government time broadcasts. Measures current temperature. Best feature, however, is that the numbers are visible all night long; virtually impossible to find from any other retailer.
Good Solid Alarm Clock
Its a good alarm clock, great for the home or office, but bigger and heavier than I would have expected for a travel alarm. Solid build and nice looking design. Good for everyday use, at least so far...
Alarm clock for traveling
Night light is just what I needed and updates to different time zones.
Travel Alarm Clock is good
I read all the other positive reviews before I purchased and now can add my own. Its just as described. It looks fine, theres nothing excess or distracting looking on it, and is simple to use. So, good simple design and functional.
Very user friendly
I bought this for my wife to replace her old broken alarm clock. this clock is very easy to set the alarm and the clock is perfectly accurate. The only draw back is shed like a prettier color than black.
I would recommend this product
Use clock at home and take with me when I frequently travel
The perfect bedside clock
Ive been wanting a nightstand clock with large numbers and back lighting so I could read it during the night, as I wake frequently and want to know the time. This is perfect for my needs, with no extra frills (or cost).
If you need a basic clock with alarm, I would recommend this travel alarm.
Exactly as described !
More bang for your buck
Really like the temperature information that is included.
Not just a travel clock
I use it daily. So easy to change alarm time settings. All necessary information is on one easy to read display. Love it!
Excellent Product, Easy to use, controls are incredibly easy. I will probably buy several more of these.
Travel Alarm Clock
We have purchased several travel alarm clocks and discarded all of them for one reason or another. Even ones we purchased based on customer reviews. Never having thought to look at Sharper Image, I happened across this one accidentally. It has turned out to be the best and we definitely are keeping it. Controls are so simple and the radio controlled feature is a bonus.
Clock that thinks for itself.
Honestly, you just put the batteries in the clock, it beeps and then wait several minutes and bingo, it has set itself. It has the correct time, date, temperature. All you have to do it set the clock to your time zone. Thats it.
Just what I was looking for
It has a night light function that is very useful. I travel all the time and was looking for a travel clock that I could use that was not too bright or too dim. This clock is perfect. It changes time zones when I do. It is great.
Works well, does the job
This is a very nice and well designed travel clock. Very easy to see at night as the clock has a feature that keeps the face lighted (dim orange but readable) at night. That feature goes on automatically when it is dark and can be turned off. The clock adjusts itself using the atomic clock system but can easily be set manually. They do warn you that this is a delicate clock, not to be thrown around or just tossed in a suitcase. I would keep this one in my carryon. All in all so far one of the best travel clocks I have ever owned.
A LITTLE TOO LARGE FOR SERIOUS PACKING AND TRAVEL
Good simple alarm clock
Wanted a small but good alarm clock for the nightstand. These were the perfect size. Did not read instruction booklet. The buttons were pretty self-explanatory. Needed two AA batteries that was not included. Cannot attest to longevity or battery life yet.
Love this clock
I looked for a while for an alarm clock that was easy to read, that allowed me to set the time while at the same time updating itself. I had a clock that would update - but then would be off by about 10 minutes after a short time.
This clock has a wonderful lighting system, good alarm, and I like the straighforward system for setting everything (rather than having to hit all sorts of buttons in strange configurations)
Exactly what I had hoped for and more!
I use this clock on travel to be able to see the time at night and to know the temperature in the room in which we are sleeping. Compared with my previous clock, it doesnt fall over when touched! It has a connection to the atomic clocks, capable of dealing with the four US time zones. Took a little effort to understand how to use all the functions, but once that is understood, it works beautifully and easily. I dont know about durability or long-term reliability but the first ten day usage has been fully satisfactory. I am delighted with my purchase.
Excellent Travel Clock
Used as travel alarm but also good for backup alarm
Great mediator on room temp argument
Used to settle spousal disputes on room temperature
Great travel clock!
I travel a lot. I have used a Sharper Image travel clock for years and needed a new one. This fits neatly in my suitcase. I like everything about it!
Nice travel alarm
I use the clock in a room that has no other clock, Time is very easy to see.
Visible all night
Im delighted that it can stay backlit. It does not require punching a switch to light it each time you want to see the time. This is especially important while traveling.
Mostly used to see the room temp at night. Works great. Love how easy it is to set the clock.
travil clock ?
Larger and heavier then expected. Days of week are displayed in some other language then english and I could not change this. Leaving on an extended work trip and no time left to do an exchange.. Seems a good alarm otherwise.