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Insignia™ - Digital AM/FM Dual-Alarm Clock - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 2336 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I would rate this product ZERO if I could.

    Posted
    insigniasux

    OK, using Best Buy's website looked up this product. Rated FOUR stars. Nothing mentions blowing up, dying in several months, etc (unlike other clocks I had been reviewing the same day). I purchased this product. COMPLETE JUNK. Bad review said setting the clock was hard. Instructions were bad.. People need to RTFM. Programming instructions are FINE. Physical condition of product is COMPLETELY JUNK. Product feels flimsy to the touch. Buttons are VERY hard to use. You must press them HARD to get them to work. They feel like they are going to collapse into the case!. Separate antenna wire. NO Slit to run power cord away from the radio (read, radio sits on it). Sound coming from the radio sounds like garbage. (AUDIO, not reception). Reception seems good. People say radio is hard to program, I agree (PHYSICALLY, not instructional wise). This product is COMPLETE JUNK!. I haven't owned this radio 12 hours and I'm returning it in the morning. I'm disappointed with Best Buy on this one. I know Insignia is a cheap brand but even for Best Buy, this thing is COMPLETE JUNK.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    PeteTheGolfer
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    I've gone through three or four clock radios and finally found one that's well designed. The display is visible in bright light, but it can be dimmed a bit if desired. The buttons are gray with black letters, making them easy to read. They're at the top, so the radio doesn't move when you push them. It has ten presets, which is more than I need. There is only one button to move to the next preset, so the only choice is to go up from 1 through 10, then back to 1. You can't go backwards, so if you don't use all your presets, you have to skip the unused ones to go back to a lower one. What I did was to repeat the presets to fill in the unused slots, but that shouldn't be necessary. One other minor annoyance is that I had to stretch out the antenna wire to get good reception. Other radios I've had didn't need that. Other than that, it's perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Returned

    Posted
    Scott
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    I bought this clock for my stepson. I ended up returning it because the alarm was not consistently going off at the programmed time. HOWEVER I am giving it three stars because, upon further review, I'm not sure the problem was with the clock -- it may have been with my stepson. I bought another alarm clock from Amazon after returning this one to Best Buy. He reported the same problem -- sometimes the alarm works, sometimes not. I then took that clock into my room and used it 3 days in a row and had no issues at all. I gave it back to my stepson and he reported the alarm failed the first day he had it back. Now I'm thinking he just sucks at getting up. Anyway, Best Buy gave me no trouble at all with the return. Excellent service as usual. I'm going to say "no" on the recommendation because I'm not sure about the clock, but I encourage you to read other reviews.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work For Me

    Posted
    TheWot

    It felt cheap right out of the box. The plug wouldn't stay put to make contact in my wall outlet. It was kind of complicated to set up - took a while just to figure out how to set the time and no, of course I didn't read the instructions. But honestly it should be intuitive enough that I can figure out how to set the time five years from now when the instruction manual is long gone. But the deal-breaker was the poor reception. I gave up my Sony cube because I could no longer read the numbers wirhout my glasses. I didn't want to spring for their pricey projection model. I figured there couldn't be that much difference between two $20 clock radios. I was wrong. Stations The Sony pulled in easily were nothing but static on this radio even with the wire "antenna" fully extended The numbers on this clock are green, big, and bright (but can also be dimmed) so I could see them easily. That was the only plus for me. But what good is a clock radio if I can't wake up to a radio station I actually want to listen to? It's going back, and it looks like I'll be springing for that expensive Sony after all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice radio alarm clock.

    Posted
    Dale
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    This clock is inexpensive yet has some nice features. It has radio station presets. Separate forward and back buttons when setting the time or an alarm. When using the radio as an alarm, the sound level starts low and gradually gets louder, so there is no sudden jolting alarm. I haven't tried the buzzer alarm but I suspect it works the same way. One slight negative is that there are only two brightness levels for the display (which is green) and the dimmest of the two is brighter than I would like in a dark bedroom environment. For listening to music on the radio, the quality of the sound is only fair, which is what I would expect given the price and the speaker size. It is fine for voices such as the news or weather report. Overall I am pleased with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Digital Table AM/FM Clock Radio

    Posted
    Floydster

    This is the THIRD radio similar to this one I have returned! I had a VERY simple and EASY to understand GE AM/FM Clock radio for 20 years and the FM antenna was going bad. Decided to get a new radio. What a surprise, NOTHING was simple, NOR easy to set up OR understand! Those of us who remember BLACK rotary dial telephones maybe can relate! The instruction manual was no help at all UNLESS you have eyes that were the strength of a MAGNIFYING glass! After an hour of INCREDIBLE frustration and getting more angry by the second, I boxed it up and returned it! Are there ANY AM/FM table radios out there that are EASY to set up and play, OUT OF THE BOX? Apparently not….and I have looked and looked! So for now I will put up with my EASY to use 20 year old GE < BIG SIGH >

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    dale
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    This alarm clock works very well. One nice feature I didn't expect (didn't see it in the description) is that when the radio alarm goes off, it starts at a low volume and gradually increases to the full level (which you can set) over about 20 seconds or so. (I haven't tried the buzzer alarm but I imagine it works the same way.) It's nice not be be abruptly awakened by a loud radio suddenly coming on. The only thing I would like to be different is that it only has two brightness levels for the display. The lowest level is still a little brighter than I would like in a dark bedroom. A third, lower, level would be good. My previous Insignia radio alarm clock had three levels and the lowest level was quite dim, which was just about right. When used as a radio, the audio quality is decent, but not great. But I wouldn't expect great, given its size and price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the price

    Posted
    Sologirl
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    Pros- Nice that it has multiple stations you can pre-program. Face is large and highly visible. Decent sound quality for a clock radio. Cons- it's tall and angled so you can't see the flat buttons on top from a laying-down position, and if you accidentally hit one other than the snooze (including the volume), it shuts the snooze function off. I ended up gluing a half inch piece of rubber foam to the long snooze button to help with that. Also, it's a little hard to re-set the time without the instructions, should you need to. Other than that I think it was a pretty good purchase for under $20.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ok but problems

    Posted
    Nelee
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    Overall, I like the radio. The numbers are big and bright. I really like that. I encountered a problem. The antenna wire was knotted up in a tight little bundle that I could in no way unwrap after trying for close to a half hour. I finally got frustrated and just cut the antenna off so I could work on it without the radio hanging on in the way. I finally got it unwrapped, tied it back to the short antenna piece I had left on the radio and that was enough to kind of get it working. The wire is very thin and not compatible with big fingers or poor vision to unwrap it. If I bought it again, I'd have someone at Best Buy unwind the antenna and if they couldn't do it either, I'd return it immediately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Clock/Radio

    Posted
    jkoby
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    I was shopping for this item through various stores intending on one that would not cost too much as I only wanted the basics. The radio has good sound and the clock numbers are very easy to see. Did not need it for an alarm just needed some music and to know what time it was. The clock part lights up the vanity much like a night light so you don't need both. I think if you had it in your bedroom facing you it might be too bright the numbers are lit and very large. The only downside that I found was that you have about a 5 second window to set the time or you have to unplug and start again there is no way to change the time without first unplugging the unit to make the numbers blink.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great clock radio for 86 yr old dad

    Posted
    Shorty
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    Easy to see the time and easy-to-use buttons. No hassles trying to figure this out. Bought this for my dad for Christmas. This is the perfect product for those who don't do modern technology, especially for the elderly. I noticed that there were only a couple of these left. The gentlemen who waited on me at Best Buy mentioned that these types of clock radios are going out of style. Personally, I think all stores should have these, or something similar, for the older generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to setup and to operate

    Posted
    Sonny
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    This is a handsome looking alarm clock radio with large digital time screen. But the difficulty of setting up the time, radio and alarm features and using them is unbelievable. The functionality should be and could be much simpler. I have a greatly older model digital AM/FM dual alarm clock radio, though roughly twice the foot-print of this item, is greatly simpler to set and to operate with a large digital clock, easily read labels and buttons. It far surpasses the product item in all aspects. I was indeed disappointed when the gift item turned out to be so difficult for a senior lady to use. And I, too, was frustrated when trying to assist! Of course, others may see things quite differently.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It was terrible...

    Posted
    AdrianLen
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    My husband had to exchange the 1st alarm clock we purchased around the 1st week of March three weeks later. After the 1st week, the alarm didn't go off and therefore I overslept and was just way too late to commute 30 miles per way just to get to work. It happened three times altogether that I was ready to throw the alarm clock against the wall. Three times I overslept! At first I blamed myself. But when it happened two more times, I knew it couldn't have been me. The clock clearly shows that both alarms were set but never went off at the specified time. So we returned the first one and exchanged it with the same brand....so far, it hasn't happened again......yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I would've returned it if it were easy.

    Posted
    Vani
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    This clock was inexpensive, but I couldn't believe how cheap it was. The buttons are extremely hard to push, the plastic is so thin that if you accidently knock it off your bedside table pieces would probably break off, the cord wasn't connected it looked like it could too easily come undone, and the antenna was external. If I didn't live an hour away from my nearest Best Buy it would've went back. Instead, it'll be going to the swap shop. First time I've ever been disappointed with a purchase from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good clock.

    Posted
    Wns746
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    This clock has done me pretty well so far. You can set it to either go off on alarm or by am or FM radio. The only downfall I have which probably has to do with the area I'm located in New York City Manhattan he's that I don't get great reception even with the antenna fully extended. Also as the months go by the paint on the buttons to silence the alarm grubs away but just keep in mind what numbers are what and you will be okay. For the price this clock is great it won't make you late with the alarm. I would recommend this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    bought several, one failed after 2 days

    Posted
    Magellan
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    I bought 3 of these over the past 6 months. The latest one failed after 2 days, no longer displayed (yes I tried the on/off button), even swapped power supplies. Best Buy of course did an exchange, and that one worked. So out of 4, 3 are working fine. Otherwise, good value for what you pay. Sound of course is weak, but I bought them for the big green displays. Not sure I'd buy again right now; let's see how long these last. I wouldn't trust it to wake me up for an early flight, for example.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Huge numbers

    Posted
    library2read
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    I wanted an inexpensive clock with alarm. This one only cost $15 and by using my reward points, the final cost was $10. The font size is huge so this clock could be read from anywhere in the room. It was necessary to read the directions for setting the time/alarm - not the easiest thing to do. To change the alarm time I would have to read the directions again which means the alarm will always go off at 6:30 a.m.! As I was leaving, a sales clerk told me to bring the clock back in if I needed any help setting it up. A nice gesture on his part - I was just too lazy to do it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Quality control?

    Posted
    Oppie
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    Unpacking the unit, found the antenna that was coiled up, was looped through the end connected to the radio and made it impossible to unwrap and extend. About a month into use, several of the display segments started failing. A normal person would have brought it back for exchange but I work with SMT assemblies and fixed it myself. The main IC, U2 had several pins that were not soldered properly and were just touching the copper trace. Resoldered the chip and fixed the antenna while I had it apart. Interestingly, the radio is 100% digital. No RF transformers or chokes. In all, you can't beat the price and BestBuy stands by their products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Alarm Clock

    Posted
    Bluchalant
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    I hate alarms. I tend to look for alarm clock where I can wake up to my favorite music instead of a loud blaring sound. This clock fits that bill. I am able to set it to my desired station and I can wake up to my favorite morning show. I also like that it has 2 alarm settings which means I can set an alarm for myself and one for my husband. I just wish that the alarm playback was longer. This one plays back for 59 minutes where my previous clock had a 1:59 snooze/playback time. I also like that I can adjust the brightness of the display as I have sensitive eyes and don't care for bright lights. Overall I like this alarm clock and would recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great inexpensive clock

    Posted
    SoCalBestBuyFan
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    For $18 or whatever, this is a great little clock. Very simple and easy to use. Pros: - Battery powered time backup so when my infant son turns off the power strip - Inexpensive - Easy to read - Easy to set My only complaint is that it only has 2 dim settings and I wish you could dim it more. I haven't used the radio features and I don't need bluetooth or anything since I already have a bluetooth speaker set in my bedroom. I bought two - one for bedroom and one for bathroom. They work great!

    I would recommend this to a friend