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Sony - Desktop Clock Radio - 0.8 W RMS - Stereo - Apple Dock Interface-Angle_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews

73%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    TCooks

    This product is perfect for my needs as I needed an alarm clock/radio/cd player for my bedside table. The good: The compact size is fantastic! The price for what you get is awesome! The alarm is programmable and can be set to only go off on weekdays. The CD player has various repeat modes so I can have it repeat once or repeat all night. The iphone/ipod dock is icing on the cake. I love the slide-out dock. The sound is very good for a clock/radio/cd player! The sound is adequate for my needs. This is not a stereo system - it is a clock/radio/cd player so do not expect Bose sound quality. The bad: The CD player is very noisy as it spins - distractingly so, if the sound is not turned up very high. Otherwise I would have rated it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Bright

    Posted
    Lonestar1965

    At $99, this unit isn't cheap, but after going back and forth over Best Buy's assortment of clock radios for about an hour, this one stood out as the coolest looking, and the fact that it works with iPOD's, CD's, other MP3 players, and has an AM/FM radio, seemed to justify the stiff price. It also sets its time automatically, but figuring out how to change the time zone turned out to be a royal pain. There's something not quite right in the directions, but I got it figured out. Sound is decent, but what ruined it was that even at the dimmest setting, having this alarm clock in the room is like something out of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I thought it was great to have a taller clock so I could see the time in the middle of the night. The only way you can have this clock facing you is if you wear sunglasses to bed, better yet, a blowtorch shield. I'm taking it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but TOO BRIGHT

    Posted
    kkgrandmarais

    I purchased this last night, based on the wealth of features and positive reviews before me. I was looking to replace an alarm clock with a display that was too bright for my bedroom. However, even on its dimmest setting this is the BRIGHTEST alarm clock I have ever purchased. It lit up the entire room. The reviews before me, and the display unit at Best Buy, led me to believe this was a dim unit, but it isn't. I'm going to have to return it right away. In addition, there was something strange about the LCD display - every once in a while all the options on the display would light up at the same time, making it impossible to read the time. Some of the buttons seemed to have a delayed reaction too. Will go back to purchase an iHome that dims all the way down to off instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's more than a clock/radio

    Posted
    AZRACINGFAN

    I know saying everything can be cliche but this little clock radio IS! It has a great, adjustable backlight/display. It does both AM/FM/CD and Ipod! It has 2 alarms and you can see the screen/display in the brightest of rooms (trust me, here in the desert of Arizona, when the sun shines through a bedroom window, it really shines) and we can still see the display. Yeah, this is the most expensive clock/radio/multi-purpose type I've ever purchase but it was well worth it, it's that good! And it's so good, I bought 2 of them, one for me, one for my lovely wife. She loves her's too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Saucey

    I was at Best Buy and was reading reviews on my iPhone. I liked this model, as it was the cheapest and smallest. I read the review where someone said that it was too bright on it's lowest setting and pondered for a few minutes whether I should get it or not. It wouldn't bother me, but would drive my wife crazy. I decided to go ahead and get it. I'm SO glad I did. The reviewer who said it was too bright must be overly sensitive to light. On the lowest dim setting I can barely read the numbers. I can fall to sleep to rain with Ambiance app and wake up to my music. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    Posted
    Dank32

    The only reason this is getting 2 stars is because it still charges my ipod. I got this for Christmas of last year and the cd player fades in and out, as does the ipod. The clock can not be set. When pressing the clock button on the back of the unit, it wants to constantly set alarm A. Clock does not or has it ever set itself correctly even after trying multiple time zones. Sound quality is terrible for a Sony. The speakers arent really that small yet ive heard smaller speakers sound so much better! I seriously expected better, especially for $100. Don't buy this garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good! Does everything I want!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I really wanted a dual alarm clock that would let me dock my ipod touch 2g. This works great! The clock sets itself - WAHOO! The alarms seem pretty easy to set. I really like having the remote control. The remote is a little smaller than a credit card. One new feature for me is the dimmer control for the display. My husband really appreciates not being blinded by my clock in the middle of the night. Even the dimmest setting is pleasant and doesn't make you squint to actually see it. Batteries were installed in both remote and the unit itself (backup). An extra battery was included also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's okay.

    Posted
    rosemaryh
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    AM radio never worked on my radio and I never bothered to return it. I just tune into my stations on iheartradio, then put my iphone in the dock. However, if your internet's down, or the station's internet is down, this won't work, but it's rare. All of the fm stations are fine. I can't plug in headphones to listen to my iphone while it's in the dock charging, so that's a bummer. But if you have no need for either of these, it's okay. For me, the LED light is still too bright when it's at it's dimmest, so I have to turn it to the wall. It's not a bad clock radio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK

    Posted
    Coop0031

    I really like the design of this product, for example, how the iPod dock pops out, but it is better in theory than application. It is very difficult to position the iPod into the dock and the platform is not sturdy, so the clock is always sliding around on my nightstand. There are also too many buttons which makes it confusing at first. The sound is good for its purpose. The cd player is neatly hidden and the remote control is a nice touch. All in all I like it, but I do think it is overpriced. I am keeping it, but I am not sure I would buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent clock radio for the price!

    Posted
    SoundWorks01

    Once again Sony has produced another excellent product! My first Sony clock radio is still working great after over 30 years of service - the only problem with it is that it only has one alarm. My job now has alternating shifts on a 2-week rotation - need 2 alarms! This clock radio covers the alarms with choices - iPod, Radio, CD or buzzer for each alarm. The unit is built well too - heavy for its size - 2 lbs. The best part of the clock radio is the display - you can read it easily from head-on to a very severe angle - just like their LCD TVs. Bottom line - excellent quality radio with great features at a good price -highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great going on for few years

    Posted
    fosforito
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have this alarm radio since 2010 and love it. I was using to charge my itouch and now that I upgrade my itouch for lightning connector was concerned need to buy an adapter but I was able to get a dual audio cable and I can play my music with the radio. Like feature of having to alarm set for different household members or for weekend thing :) I also like compact size, doesnt take a lot space of night stand and you can change color of time display to better suit your needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clock, radio & so much more!

    Posted
    Tatia
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    we bought a Panasonic first, which was cumbersome to use the cd player, got terrible reception and even though it was capable of playing an ipod, it didn't come with the cord to do so, so I had to buy that separately. We eventually returned the Panasonic and bought this and couldn't be happier. This clock radio is for my 11-year old daughter who listens to music every day (radio, cd's and ipod) and charges her ipod every night on the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A thougtfully designed product

    Posted
    graphiclady

    I love this thing! It takes up next to no space on my kitchen counter and produces great sound. The controls are really easy, and the clock sets itself! A number of my friends have seen it and they think it's the coolest thing ever. I love the fact that it has an ipod dock that pops out the side. It's a bit on the pricey side, but I haven't regretted for one second that I bought it. Thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best clock ever

    Posted
    CLN

    If you're looking for a clock/radio/CD/IPod combination this is the best purchase for the money. I did not have time to figure out what headphones work with this product, but I'm sure I'll figure it out. It is small enough that it does not take a lot of room on my desk and the battery back-up makes it nice for power outages. All in all I'm extremely happy with the purchase and I bought a 2nd one for home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    conflicted

    Posted
    paddy2me

    I really wanted to like this. It has lots of features, but thte inability to make the alarm louder really forced me to give up on it. The tuner in the radio leaves alot to be desired, also. THe fact it would allow me to play CDs or dock my ipod waqs a great attraction, however, it just didn't lvie up to expectations. This unit is going back, and I will resort to my 26-year-old GE Alarm clock for now...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alarm clock

    Posted
    Kkkkkkaaaaaatttttt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm very happy with this product. Was almost not going to by because of some bad reviews but went ahead anyways and glad I did. Set up was easy, the light is not at all too bright for me like others said, and I love all the features. The only bad thing is the face scratches very easily. I just tried to wipe off fingerprints after set up and scratched it up. The good thing is no one would notice but me

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonder, Versatile, Compact CD Player/Clock radio

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased the Sony CD Player/ Clock radio for space consideration in the kitchen. It has wonderful sound for this size unit. It is easy to use and so far, has been in constant use by family members. I actually had used the same Sony unit while staying at a B & B Inn, and desired to own one ever since. I am completely pleased with the product and the service provided by Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's alright...

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Owned for about 2 weeks now. Kept an eye out and once this went on sale I got one. It looks good and has a good feature set. But, I use custom CDs to wake up and twice now the CD has not started, nor the buzzer that supposed to come on as backup. Late for work - boo! I'll try another brand of CD next - see if that helps. Otherwise I like it overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    JPtech

    If you are looking for a clock radio with a lot of features, a good display, pretty good sound, and easy to use, then you should pick this up. It is a little pricey, but you can't really get anything close to this for a lower price, atleast not at best buy. I love the slide out ipod dock!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it

    Posted
    steve26

    We are currently using the clock in our living room and use the unit as both a time piece and home stereo. The clock face is easy to read from a distance, the sound quality is good, it's easy to use, and it's self setting which is a huge plus. We love it and think it was a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend