Wooden Alarm Clock
Digital Alarm Clock, with Wooden Electronic LED Time Display, 3 Alarm Settings, Humidity & Temperature Detect, Wood Made Electric Clocks for Bedroom, Bedside… (Yellow)
While Wooden Alarm Clock looks lovely in pictures, this alarm clock is even more beautiful outside the box. It’s small, but it’s got a shape and texture that makes it look very elegant.
This display panel is invisible, so the numbers look like they are right on the wood. I don’t know how to describe it, but it doesn’t look electronic — especially when it’s not turned on. It’s the most beautiful clock I’ve ever owned.
It doesn’t have a usb port so it won’t change your phone or anything like that. It has a very minimalist design, except for the display which, in addition to very clear time display, also has temperature and humidity display, which I find SOOO helpful.
(The important thing to keep in mind with humidity is that it should stay between 40 – 60%. If it goes above or below, you may want to get a humidifier (in summer, if <40%) or dehumidifier (in winter, if >60%). I keep a large computer in my bedroom, which has very little ventilation, so having a humidity indicator is essential and having it build into my alarm clock is quite the convinience — especially one so small and elegant looking.
As I said, it has a minimalist design so it has few buttons which make the controls very confusing. Or at least, I thought they would be confusing. I read the directions, which were very clear and had diagrams, and was able to pick up the alarm clock and use it intuitively. I could see how someone might have problems with it, but I didn’t.
As an alarm clock, I found it a bit lacking. I bought the alarm clock (along with several others) because my old one was failing to wake me up. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me or I’m just getting old or I’m not getting enough sleep or what…
but I needed a more robust alarm clock and am concerned this one won’t be able to wake me. Despite that I am using a seperate alarm clock, I still keep this one in my room because it makes for great decor, is very useful, and doesn’t take up much space.
The volume is probably okay if you have the clock by your bedside, but I’m one of those people who keep it on a desk across the room. The volume is not adjustable, so I recommend keep it by your bed. There’s no giant snooze button, which is good, but there is a snooze feature if you press any of the small buttons —
which you kind of have to wake up a little to do properly. I like that. Press any button for snooze, and hold down to activate. The display also has a small alarm indicator that flashes when the alarm is active, even if currently snoozed, which is pretty convenient.
My main issue is that the alarm only rings for one minute and doesn’t change pitch or volume. This is an issue mainly because of me and my situation of not waking up easily — otherwise normal people may not have a problem with this, especially if they keep the alarm by their bed. But I’ve seen alarms that gradually change in volume or tone so you don’t get used to it and fall back asleep,
I’ve seen alarms that continue beeping for five minutes or more, I’ve seen alarms where you can customize how long they ring for or at what volume. This alarm clock doesn’t do that.The alarm rings for one minute, waits 6 minutes, and then rings for another minute. The volume cannot be adjusted. And I’m just afraid that one minute of noise may not be enough to wake me, especially if I wake and go back to sleep or something like that.
I think of this as a clock rather than an alarm clock. If is a really awesome clock with a basic alarm feature. Okay, maybe not that basic. It’s alarm can be set to go off at three different times (which, may be a way to get around the problem I was having now that I think about it) and the alarm can be deactivated without turning off the alarm so it’s ready the next day.
Best yet, and I’ve never seen this before, each alarm time can be individually set so that the alarm doesn’t activate on weekends. The only problem with this is that you have to take it on faith that the alarm knows what day of the week it is when you set the date. There’s no calendar display. There’s no day-of-the-week indicator.
All and all, I would highly recommend this product. I may buy additional ones to put around the house or to give as gifts. It’s not the greatest “alarm clock”, but it is a truly spectacular clock with some nice alarm and other features added in.
It is also excellently priced and looks like a more expensive product, and would probably sell for more if displayed on a store shelf.
I don’t recommend it if you are a very heavy sleeper or — like me — find yourself sleeping through alarms, but then, for the price and features, you may want to try it out anyway to see if it will work. Otherwise, you may want to search for “loud” or “heavy sleeper” alarm clocks. But for everyone else, especially for people who don’t necessarily need a bedroom alarm clock, this is an excellent and useful clock with temp and humidity displays and it makes for a beautiful artistic decoration.
If you’re interested in using it as decor, the sound control feature may appeal to you. In that mode, the time only displays if there is a loud sound or if someone touches the clock. So in all other times it just has a wood finish.
One final note is that I keep the brightness level on its lowest setting. It still creates more glare than I expected in the otherwise dark room but not enough to keep me awake or anything. At all times it looks great, even on the lowest brightness setting.Promised Review By lordrahvin