Rated 1.8 out of 5 by 16
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hails Only 24 hour time?
I purchased this product today as I recently moved house and accidentally dropped my 15 year old Sony clock radio and broke it. I chose this one as I liked the physical appearance of it not realising it only offers 24hour time as it was not shown anywhere on the packaging, I would have chosen a different clock if I knew it didn't have am/pm 12 hour time. It wasnt until I had unpacked it, thrown the box in the bin and began setting the time that I realised it only had 24 hour time. The last thing I want to have to do when I wake up during the pm hours to feed my newborn is figure out what time it actually is because I don't have an am/pm clock (I'm too sleep deprived to worry about things like that). I mean really how many people commonly refer to 24 hour time when telling the time? Disappointed but I guess I will learn to read 24hour time better?
26 July 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bluefin How hard can it be?
This is the fourth Alarm Clock Radio I've purchased since the old multi-decade solution kicked the bucket. They've all been useless.
Alarm: OK, ideally two alarms with date/weekday awareness so you don't have to get up at the week-end the same time you do during the week.
Clock: 12/24 good. I want to see the time, but not in the dark with my eyes closed. Not sure where else alarm clocks get used, but in a bedroom, glaring blue lights aren't good. Had one that could shut off the display, at least until the sleep period expired and then boom, blazing blue.
Radio: 2 presets or 200, what's the diff? It's an Alarm clock, it sits in the bedroom and I listen to it twice a day, before sleep and when waking. When does anyone spend time selecting amongst all those presets. I've even had one where the alarm radio volume was fixed. You had to turn the alarm off and the radio on to adjust it...
Decades of experience, and what does progress bring us, cheap jack ill-considered single-board designs bunged together at the lowest possible price that don't meet the simple requirements the devices description requires.
Clock, Radio, Alarm... could it be any simpler?
My experience with the AJ3123 was that a few months after it was purchased it died. But by then, so had Dick Smith so no return there.
PS. Where I gave 3 stars for design, that is the appearance of the box. The user interface design wouldn't rate one star, and the user experience, look around these reviews and find the happy one.
23 May 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by dalati1 am-pm
It only has a 24 Hr clock - no AM or PM.
Not advertised on packaging.
9 April 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chewey this product looks stylish and is compact
We are very disappointed that looking at the clock and seeing the clock illistrated on the front of the box it shows the clock as a 12 hour time and no mention that in fact we bought a 24 hour clock.However that is not an issue as I am ok with 24 hour., but I feel sorry for all those who can only read 12 hour time. Also it is extreemly difficult to set up.I must mention the previous electric clock ,which i had for 14 years was very easy to set.
6 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brew looks great
it has good looks,easy to see display,and has two alarms perfect.
6 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by NatashaS Returning this clock!
Very unhappy that the box did not clearly display 24 hour time only. Some people can not read 24 hour time including my intellectually handicap brother who I purchased the clock for.
Such a busy time of year and such a pain to have to take this back and now I will avoid this brand!
2 December 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nicole11 Looks good but Unimpressed
I got this for Mother's Day after having my old alarm clock for over 15 years. Other than the 24hour thing which I can get over. The clock keeps resetting itself to --/-- every few days which is driving me crazy because I need to reset all its setting again and again which isn't an easy task. You would think that even with batteries etc and no power shortages this would not happen. I would like to return it but I don't have the receipt.
15 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JJ21 Bad clock
I can't believe that it only has 24 hr time no wonder they are cheap I might as well went to the 2 dollar shop and from a good brand well used to be a good brand
28 July 2015