ivee alarm clock
only negative thing is you must get the commands said properly.
Very Good !
I previously used a similar product called Moshi which was somewhat difficult to program and very often misinterpreted voice instructions. The current product is much better. It offers a wider variety of commands and executes them accurately. I have already ordered two more as gifts for friends.
Only for the Young
Cannot store the selected alarm sound and must select every time time for alarm is set. Since I like #6 it is frustrating to have to go to #6 each time I set the alarm. I would like to return the product.
what a great way to start the day
I got this clock for my 8 year old because he wanted an alarm clock and now we all love it--from the super simple set-up to being greeted every morning with the time, date and temperature, it is a great device. Another great feature is the voice activated Ivey will answer you with different greetings each time, depending on time of day and how often you call her, making her sound remarkably human rather than robotic. I am thinking of getting more clocks as gifts for friends and family...
Love this for relaxing sleep
it works as far as voice goes, but runs about 5 min slow a day
Cool little alarm clock
Neat little clock. A little bit bright for me. Nice to use voice controls.
I cant seem to remember how to word the exact commands in Ivees vocabulary. It takes a bit of getting used to them, especially when you hear the alarm in the morning and are half asleep...and all you want to do is have Ivee be quiet! But time will correct that problem and I am excited to have this alarm clock.
Great idea, poor execution
I bought this as a gift for my wife who doesnt like complicated gadgets, thinking it would be easy for her to use. I was wrong. At first the clock didnt respond to my wifes voice at all. Only after a lot of experimenting did we figure out that the clock prefers deep voices. So my wife got it to work, sort of, by talking in a deeper voice. The clock recognizes the correct commands Id say about 50% of the time. After that, we could not figure out how to get the clock to snooze. The manual says to tap the LED screen to snooze, which does not work at all. The other option is to wait for a pause in the alarm sound to actually say "snooze," but that doesnt work when you wake up to the radio. We had a lot of fun trying to figure that out at 6 am in the morning. As a last ditch effort, I tried updating the software via the website. After many attempts I could never get my computer to recognize the clock when it was plugged in, even though the instructions say just to plug it in. That was the last st
Greatest Clock solution ever.
Easy to set . . . voice commands are received well.
Light isnt too bright and lady in the clock is very nice. :)
Nice looking easy setup
Great for being able to see the time at night.
Alarm for sleepy users
You can talk to Ivee and she will set your alarm, tell you the time, temperature and set all kinds of sounds on your alarm. No fumbling for buttons in the dark or looking for glasses when you are tired and just want to crawl into bed. Ivee is polite and soothing and has a British lilt to her voice. Thats the only down side as occasionally she cant understand me and I have to repeat my request. There is a sheet of simple commands and requests she understands and I keep it near the clock as a reference. Takes some getting used to. I never would have thought of this as a must-have, but really it simplifies life.
Voice commands seem to work well but battery back up is not working.
Voice Command Clock
Very useful voice commands. Easier to use then I anticipated.
Very bright and loud
I bought this alarm clock about a month ago for our bedroom. Thought it looked sleek and had great reviews. Unfortunately, I am not enjoying it. The display is so large that it always is very bright, even when using the night dimming function. I have the iVee voice on the lowest volume setting, but it still is quite loud. If I need to reset my alarm time for the next morning, I feel like Im disturbing my kids in the next room, and definitely my husband who often goes to be before me. I thought, perhaps, you could bypass the talking and manually set the alarm, but it all is done by voice so she asks the new time, I tell her what it is, and she repeats it back. You can turn off a talk option so that instead of just speaking, you have to press a button to get iVee to listen, but the rest is still done by voice. No opting around it. That being said, its quite easy to use and large and bright for someone looking for these features. I will be moving her to the office and getting something more subtle
Fun but quirky
I love that "she" answers when addressed, in a lovely voice, and when she understands my request (usually to set the alarm for the following morning) the clock and alarm work well. I also like that I can control the level (how loud) and type (selected music, etc) of alarm sound. I am a light sleeper and dislike a loud harsh alarm. But despite my clear strong voice, unless I am positioned directly in front of the device "Ivee" doesnt understand my requests -- so asking her to shut off the alarm can be frustrating. I would also have liked a simple means of manual turn off that doesnt require turning on the light. I usually wake up before the alarm and like to shut it off before waking up the hubby.
Easy to see display. Alarm sound choices and volume controls disappointing. Easy to use. Overall I like this alarm however I wish it had more options.
Peaceful awakening alarm clock
I use this alarm clock to wake me up with out the sudden jolt. It offers six alarm sounds to choose from, all of which are peaceful. When I talk about jolt, basically I mean it doesnt startle you awake, scare you awake etc. The problem I have most is that you have to get sort of creative to keep the power cord plugged into the alarm clock end of the cord. This is something that is in desparate need of imporvement. Bottom line, its a great clock to wake you up if you startle easily like I do, or if you happen to have a heart condition that could cause problems to occur if you are jolted or startled awake.
Sometimes too sensitive
The voice activation is interesting, but is sometimes too sensitive because it speaks out during sleep time. It took a while to get use to the commands.
Highly functional and great value
My husband loves this clock!Theres a bit of a learning curve for all the commands but its a cinch after that. Its bright, responsive, voice is a little loud. Very practical and well worth the money.
Totally a buy for Knight Rider fans
Wakes me up set to my favorite FM station.
It also tells me time and temp after waking up.
No AM radio
I really liked the concept of this clock radio and its all that it claims to be with the exception of not having AM on the radio. There was nothing that said the radio came with AM but I assumed (and we all know what that means) there would be because there is FM. If that doesnt matter, the radio and what it does is very nice.
great addition to any room
This clock is in my bedroom and I make daily use of the alarm feature. The numbers are easy to read especially in the middle of the night. It is attractive and easy to use.
A fun way to wake up every morning!
This is our second voice command clock. Our first was Moshi. A great product. Then we found Ivee with dual alarms and a radio. Great additions to a great product. She even says good morning when she wakes me up in the morning! The back up battery makes it easy for travel without having to reset everything.
The Talking Clock
This clock is awesome. I love being able to tell the clock what I want it to do, and it does it. It is so easy, this is the best clock I have ever owned.
Perfect for people with bad eyesight
The ivee Voice Command Alarm Clock is perfect for people, like myself, with bad eyesight. I cant see a thing when I wake up in the morning before I put glasses or contacts on but now I can just ask ivee what time it is and shell tell me. No more need to, literally, wake my boyfriend up every morning and ask him what time it is.
Voice Command Clock that actually works!
Ivee,s My Late Mom,s Name!
maybe just a bit too sound sensitive.
Great clock / talks when it shouldnt
Ivee wakes me up in the middle of the night talking about random things. I want her to shut up!!! What is the command for that?
Otherwise, it is a great alarm clock.
Great Alarm Clock
This is a great alarm clock. No more fumbling with buttons to set the time or alarms. The voice recognition system works really well. Id recommend this to anybody who hates setting their current clock or has limited vision. The only drawback is that the blue LED display light is a little brighter than wed like at night. We just turn it away from the bed.
I love this Product
This product is great. You do not have to touch a single thing on this alarm clock, just ask Ivee and she will do everything. The set up is very easy just follow the pamphlet and Ivee will set your alarm and keep it stored as long as you want. You do not have to keep re-setting it. You do have to remember your commands but that should only take a day or two. This clock is a very nice gift. I was surprise when my husband asked me to buy him one. Money well spent. Please try it.
Effective and Simple
Easy to use and attractive my the bedside. The voice commands are simple and clear. Great for my gardet guy!
Returning, Maybe Just A Bad One?
This was a Xmas gift for my husband. He liked IVEE. We read directions carefully and she seemed to work but not IVEE/touch. We tried reset button before deciding to return, as she could not seem to hear us. I like the idea if you get one that works!
Great product but you really need to talk loud enough for Ivee to hear and respond.
This is the coolest gift
This is definitly the coolest gift that I ever bought myself. Ive been telling all my friends about it. Couldnt be easier to use.
Great Gift for your teenager
My son just loves the voice command clock. Its easy to use and it embraces future technology.
future is now...just talk to the clock
once you learn the command sequence, you can talk to the alarm clock rather than fiddle with buttons, switches and dials....just simple words!
We use the alarm every morning. Surprisingly not an annoying voice. We like the lights because they are not bright and overwhelming.
Pretty Neat Clock
I think it is pretty cool to be able to talk to your clock and it talks back. I have only had a few of my commands confuse her or not be correct but I think we will work out our differences eventually. The setup was easy as pie. There is a helpful booklet with the list of commands to make her work for you.
Really like this clock. The numbers are big and the lights are bright so it can be seen from across the room. We are still adjusting to the "talking" part of it. Until the novelty wears off we will use the talking features, then we will probably go back to the standard, manual setting. It is really a nice gift and very useful for seniors who have less than perfect eyesight and dexterity. Love it!
Great item to have. I love using the voice control because i always use it when im in bed and not having to get up to press the buttons is amazing. I would recommend this product to anyone that like gadgets but with a schedule.
Hello Ivee Phone
Imuse this daily and laugh a great deal. I love Ivee. This is a fabulous gift idea
Not enough PLAIN EXPLANATION ON HOW TO USE CLOCK RADIO!
Large screen and read out
Too hard to follow directions from booklet. Some instructions for how-to-use without Ivy does not work all the time. Battery had Aug, 2013 on it; no plastic screen guard; battery installed up-side-down; white plastic cover to slip clock into was laying at bottom of shipping box; incomplete instructions on how and when to use Audio, Preset, Mode and + or - tabs along with arrow tabs???
Love it. No more missed alarms. Love the greeting. Easy to set up and operate. Radio not very clear but I use a Bose. Nice to have someone to talk to.;-).
What worked was great...
The voice is nice, and its great to be able to lie in bed and ask the time without turning a light on. However, one design flaw is that you have to cover the display with something if you dont want it to create light in your room (you cant totally dim the display). Worse, my unit occasionally told me the voice volume was set to medium, even though I hadnt touched the volume switch on the back, and one of the more complicated voice controls just wouldnt work. As I couldnt risk this thing waking me up in the middle of the night, and the other flaws bugged me too much, I returned it...
Clock/radio with personality
Its so COOL! Love talking to IVEE. Smart design!
Like waking up to radio instead of alarm sound. Can only turn sound off manually, not with voice command.
clock provides a surreal experience
easy to read but it just talks when it hears a sound. this is quite funny at first and then it is surreal.
Not happy with my Ivee,
it looses time, if power fails when it comes back on the radio is not on one of my presets usually just static.
The display lights up my whole room why cant it be infinitely adjustable?
I want to play the radio for x minutes before I go to sleep how do I do that?
Not Mac friendly for firmware updates!
Wife loves her new alarm clock!
We realy like this alarm clock but there are some issues. The alarm sounds dont fade in like the alarm radio does, which is really cool. The alarm sound just comes on abruptly and keeps sounding over and over again instead of a constant music. The display brightness is too bright even on the lowest setting. The alarm sound is also much louder on its lowest level than we like. The voice prompt will come on with a loud sound like laughing or talking.
Loved the concept and excited to give it to my wife, the gadget queen but we so disappointed when it would not respond to voice commands very well. They need to work how the clock recognizes commands. We tried quiet and loud voices, quiet background but nothing helped. We wanted to like it.
sleek and attractive
Its a nice looking alarm clock and I have it sitting on my night stand. Sometimes though when I answer the phone Ivee comes on and starts talking. I think its a great product and it is so easy to set the alarm, something I had trouble with with my last alarm clock. Its worth buying and I should contact someone about the issue I have for it could be a glitch or to close to the phone. Otherwise I love it!
SO MUCH FUN
Cant see the time if I wake up in the middle of the night. I can see this without my glasses, but it is much more fun to talk to IVEE instead. Learning the commands is challenging for a retiree, and I couldnt remember how to get the alarm to shut off one morning, but after a few more tries, I think Ive got it!
This rocks - we love it
Easy to use and wakes us up on time!! Love the British accent...
No More Wrong Alarm Times!
Easiest way to set your alarm. Just speak and Ivee responds. Great for people with dexterity or visual problems. No more trying to figure if you have set the alarm for am or pm.
The clock frequently says "Sorry, I didnt understand you", even though I speak clearly and loudly, much like every other voice activated device I have (think Bluetooth). Other than that, I like it very much. A little pricey for a clock radio.
We love our new bedside assistant, Ivee!
My husband saw the clock in the catalog and had to have it. He then bought each of his brothers and sister one. Her voice changes in pleasant tones each time you ask for the time, temperature, date, or what time the alarm is set for and which tone or radio is on. We love it.
great clock radio for everyone
use every day. great for travel
I love, love, love this clock! I have for a long time been wanting an alarm clock that is simple to set and small enough and attractive enough to sit on our bedside table. This clock meets all of my parameters. Its so easy to talk to it and it understands what youre saying, unlike most of the electronics and phone recordings that Ive had problems with in the past. You cant beat the price either! I HIGHLY recommend this clock.
I Love Ivee
I purchased this clock for my father who lives alone. Hes getting old so he has a hard time seeing and I thought this clock would be perfect. Turns out it really is. All he has to do is ask "Ivee" to set the alarm for a certain time and the clock does it for. He always shows me when I come over how he can ask "Ivee" the time and temperature. He really gets a kick out of it.
Ivie is amazing
onceyou set it up it is fun to call ivie and ask her questions. this unit is fun and practical as you can see the time at night. You will know time,temp,date whenever you need to know.Now into the 21st century.
I made a great choice!
My eyesight is failing and I wanted to prepare for the time I could not see the time. Also i wanted to see well enough to be able to set it up. This fills the bill on both accounts. I can rest assured that in the future I will be able to partner with Ivee for the things I will need that this marvel offers.
Best Little Clock
My wife is Blind so this is so nice that she can ask what time it is and this little clock will tell her the correct time and date...
voice activated alarm clock
My friend doesnt see well - especially at night. This is easy for him to use by sight or by sound.
outstanding exactly as advertised
Delight to wake up to
Fun addition to the night table
It is new for me to have something voice activated, but very fun. Since I am not a morning person, I was looking for help in waking me up and keeping me awake. I was hoping so set one alarm at one time, with its own sound and a second alarm at a later time with a different sound. I can set this, but the second alarm does not seem to go off if the first alarm is still active. The other unexpected thing with Ivee is the brightness of the display light. Even though it will sightly dim in the dark, it is still very bright and glows over a fairly large area. I need to turn it away from my bed to get the light off me.
Aside from those things, it is a good product and I am enjoying the novelty.
Great for the technology challenged
I bought this for my 84 year old mother who has a hard time with any type of technology. She was able to set it very easily and loves it. Great product!
It is a great product. I tried the voice command for snooze, but I got so frustrated so I started manually turning the alarm off. It has a night light and calming sleep music. Overall, pleased with my purchase.
Very user friendly. Works like a charm
Use every day
Talking alarm clock
I love it
Didnt duite do it..
This is an attractive alarm colck, easy to use but had a couple that cons that I needed. It did not have an auto shutoff for the alarm, so if I was up and left before it went off, it would still be "buzzing" when I got home. Also I wanted to be able to preset the alarm by day for the week because I get up at different times on the weekend. This left me to setting the alarm daily.
good alarm clock
I like the clock but the volume is not loud enough on the alarma even on high I am worried I will not hear the alarm.
Its A Winner
I wish the LED display could go dimmer at bed time
The Jury is Still Out
I bought this as a replacement for a very old bedside clock radio. I really like the large blue display (red is such a stark color). My wife and I like our bedroom dark. The auto dim feature sensed the darkened room and really jacked up the brightness. Maybe a manual dim control would work better? The voice command is cool (I like the British accent). Ivy (the persona) heard some noises that she didnt understand and started talking in the middle of the night. I have since disabled the voice feature. A nice radio at a good price with some operational bugs still to work out.
I use the voice-activated Ivee clock all the time. I love the large blue numbers. I especially like that I can simply talk to the clock to set it, turn off the alarm, access the radio.
Voice command alarm clock
This alarm clock is awesome
I love this clock and recomend it.
It is so nice to to talk to the alarm and give directions so you can go to bed with the light off and then tell her what time to wake you up!
Instructions are not very clear and it was difficult to learn
A great clock if you wear glasses!
I bought this clock for my son, so he could see what time it is without having to put on his glasses. It is working very well, and I would recommend it for anyone who might want or need to check the time, especially at night, without having to find their glasses.
I have really enjoyed using this device. The numbers are large and clear, a pleasing blue color. The voice is nice, and the machine is pretty responsive. Its wonderful to be able to turn on the radio, program or to turn off the alarm without getting out of bed, and check the time without rolling over to look at the clock. The two downsides are that it is WAY too bright at night, even with the autodim feature. I have 6 layers of colored film over the face and I am going to add a couple more. It needs a dimmer control. Secondly, you cant turn off the radio by voice command (Ivee cant hear you when she is singing), and the nice, smooth face of the device makes it very hard to find the place to touch to turn off the radio when I am up before dawn for work. The control plate is extremely sensitive so just brushing it in the wrong place will activate features you arent looking for. I am going to put a dot of glue there so my finger can find the spot. Other than these two problems, I am delighted with
Excellent features for excellent price
A great Alarm clock with great hands-free features like sleep sounds, night light, voice activated radio/temp/time/date/snooze... at the price it really does bring a lot to the table. Its voice recognition even works well with my stronger than average accent.
What a great clock!
I bought this clock-radio because it said it was easy to set and kept the information after a power failure. I have other clock-radios but all of them are such a hassle to set. This clock-radio was the answer to my problem. Im looking at getting another one.
ivee talking clock
Have no complaints about this clock. Glad I bought it.
I love this clock it is user friendly
The clock has a quick easy set up guild and it has a help command it you need additional assistance.
Fun To Use
This clock works well as described. Ive only had one time when voice command couldnt be understood. The blue light, even on dim, is quite bright. Would like to be able to turn it down more. But, doesnt keep me from falling asleep.
I love this product
Using the product in my home office. Its very easy to setup and obtain info about date and time.
Although very infrequently, the clock response to any movement/noise in the room and ask for command.
i love this product
Easy to Use and State of the Art
Ivee can turn on by herself when she hears a loud noise.
Love my clock! She works as described. I couldnt be happier with my purchase. She can even connect to your iPod or MP3 player via the headphone jack.
Great Clock for the Stressed Out
I bought this for my husband. He generally works in the office but some weeks he is out in the field, so he needs to get up extra early. All he has to do is say hello Ivee, set alarm 1, and then 5:30 am and he is ready to go. Just remember to speak naturally, no shouting required. No need to touch the clock. It does take a few days to remember Ivees speech patterns. So do not give up.
I Love This Alarm Clock!!
I use this alarm clock for daily use. What I like about the clock is the soft blue numbers, that are large and readable. The best surprise was to hear the British voice of ivee, so soothing and makes you feel you have your own valet. There are no cons to this clock. The voice activated mechanism is much fun and easy.
Purchased for a gift
Purchased as a 70th birthday gift
Great clock, radio, tempeture & it talks
it is great to be able to "talk" to someone when you are traveling.
Hello Ivee Voice Control clock/radio
Super beautiful clock with radio. Unimaginable voice control. Sharper Image has done it again.
Interactive voice now perfect!
This newly updated Ivee Flex is really fun and works very well!
I got a Flex a couple months ago that was not good at all. I contacted the manufacturer and was informed that a few of the units that shipped, were not working well, and that they had updated the firmware along with other issues, and assured me, I would see a world of difference. WOW! My new unit is fantastic, great, awesome, fun, and sassy. Ivee understands and answers correctly, 99% of the time and given distractions going on around, that is very good. Temperature is asked for and given back in degrees F/C. A daylight savings time switch is on back (I like that because I hate changing clocks), dual alarms, 6 sleep and 6 alarms sounds and it seems that the speaker is much better than my poor Ivee (maybe a bit too good because I had to put a small decorative doily under her to absorb her accoustics (a bit loud on just a couple settings), display is large and pretty. About the only negative thought that I could write is that, because Ivee is desi
voice command alarm clock
This alarm clock acutally works! Talk to it as per the instuction an it will answer you commands set alarms 1 or 2, play sounds to lul you to sleep. workss great. If you talk loud around it, it will think youre talking to it, but wont understand you.
So easy to use
We liked it ,so we got another for our son and wife
IVEE is a keeper
At first getting to know how to use IVEE is a little confusing. If you keep the user manual handy, you will soon learn the proper commands to get IVEE to function properly. Some of the alarm tones are really loud and will wake you up fast. Make sure you listen to all the alarm sounds and chose one that you like.
Love this clock.
I love this attractive little alarm. Wanted something easy to set and it is. Easy to hit the snooze, also. Also easy to program in radio presets. Large numbers, easy to see in dark. Only drawback is when the alarm goes off in the morning, you cant see the button to turn it off without turning on the light. I bought two more as gifts.
Like having an automated home
wake up in the morning, talking to product without getting up to press any buttons.
Great Alarm Clock
Great alarm clock. It took a little while to learn the commands but once I did it worked like a charm. The numbers are large and easy to see. The radio works well. The clock is very nice simple modern design. A funny thing happens every once in awhile, for example, I had contractor doing some home improvements and when he was using a hammer banging quite loudly, Ivee responded and says "I dont understand you".....the contractor jumped because he didnt know who it was. It was quite funny!
Worth it but not perfect
Im still learning to use it but so far I like it and Im thinking of buying 4 more as Christmas gifts.
The talking alarm clock is really great!
It provides easy access to information, such as, day and temperature. I really like the product, however, red nos. would be easier to see in daylight as well at night instead of blue.
Ivey is amazing
After quickly learning Iveys speech, she is so helpful and easy.. The versatility, ease of use surpasses all other boring alarm clocks. My family is fascinated.
WOW its awesome
This alarm clock is very helpfull in getting me to sleep.Its refreshing to wake up to something more then a buzzer.And the temperature is a nice feature to this clock."NICLEY DONE"
Ivee is very nice, big display &bright
I found out there are various Ivee clocks which have more options. The IVEE FLEX has the most alarm sounds and sleep sounds.. Initial set-up is very simple...but read the manual for advanced stuff and changing settings. It is great to set the alarm in the dark by talking to the phone..Great when you get in late and want to go to bed! Very bright display...no night light needed! I bought this phone for the LARGE DISPLAY!
I like the clock. It looks nice and modern. The voice recognition has its moments when it wants to listen to you and it can get a little aggravating when it doesnt understand what you are saying when even you are talking slow.
IVEE Clock is great!
This clock is great. Takes a little getting used to but well worth the extra effort.
THIS CLOCK IS SO COOL, IVEE IS A TRIP
GOT THIS FOR MY 88 YEAR OLD MOM AND SHE LOVES IT...SO DO I, IM GONNA GET ONE. IVEE CRACKS US UP. IM TELLING YOU,SHE DOESNT JUST GO BY THE BOOK. THIS CLOCK CAN GET MOODY SOMETIMES AND ITS PRETTY FUNNY..SOMETIMES IVEES ALL PRIM AND PROPER LIKE.. "GOOD MORNING, HOW MAY I HELP YOU?" CATCH HER AT 4 IN THE MORNING SOMETIMES AND ITS..."WHAT?"...HAHA!!!
This gift overjoyed my dad!
My 82 yr. old dad (w/macular degen.) needed an alarm clock he could see at night. Ivey just seems to be a plus for him. LOL
I would buy this product again!
Love this clock! Very easy to use and set up. Clock doesnt always understand commands, but thats probably more me getting use to the clock than anything.
IVEE Voice Command alarm clock
I do like the IVEE clock. Its a little too bright on the display, even with the setting as dim as it goes. So Ive had to put a scarf over it to dim it down, otherwise it lights up the room at night.
I love being able to voice command it. I need to study the commands a little more thoroughly so that I can memorize the commands I need to use.
This is a great product. You can use almost any command. The only cons are that when speaking out loud she sometimes picks up voices. In addition, you have to know the right command to get what you want.