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Sony - AM/FM Dual-Alarm Clock Radio - Black

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Wake up in the morning to this Sony ICFC1TBLACK AM/FM dual-alarm clock radio that features a gradual wake alarm to gently bring you out of sleep. The large, easy-to-read LCD ensures you can view the time in a variety of lighting environments.
$29.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Sony AM/FM Dual-Alarm Clock Radio
    • Sony CR2032 lithium battery
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1971 out of 2234)

    Features


    LCD

    With large, easy-to-read, bright jumbo graphics that make it easy to read the time.

    Dual alarms

    Allow you to set 2 separate wake times with radio or buzzer sound.

    Backup battery system

    Helps ensure accurate time-keeping during a power failure or disconnection of the power cord.

    Gradual wake alarm

    Begins with a subtle, low volume that gradually increases to a higher volume to gently wake you up.

    Adjustable brightness control

    Lets you lower the brightness to keep your bedroom darker while you're sleeping.

    Programmable sleep timer

    Shuts off the sound in 15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes, so you can fall asleep to the radio.

    Snooze button

    Turns the sound off for 10- to 60-minute intervals.

    Autoclock technology

    Automatically sets the time and adjusts for Daylight Savings with a built-in calendar.

    Speaker

    Features 100 mW output at 10% harmonic distortion with 8 ohms impedance for rich, dynamic audio.

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2234 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Doesn't wake me up! :(

      Posted
      Jaybee

      My alarm clock/radio recently stopped working, and, being someone who relies on an alarm to wake her in the morning, I needed another one ASAP. After looking at the ones available on this website, I decided on one. It was only $19.99, and it had the feature I was looking for- namely, an alarm that I could set to either "buzzer" or "radio." As my luck would have it, however, Best Buy was out of stock in the one I wanted. After checking out my alternatives, I decided on this one. Even though it was $10.00 more, I reasoned that it is a Sony, so it must be worth the extra money. That night, before I went to bed, I set my alarm for 2:30. (I'm a "snooze button addict;" I need three snooze cycles before I can function.) I figured, therefore, that I would be out of bed @ my normal time of 3:00. At 3:30, I woke up, confused and irritated that I had overslept. When I looked at my clock, I saw that the alarm button was flashing, and wondered how I could have slept through three snooze cycles without one of those alarms waking me up? The next night, therefore, I decided to set the alarm on "radio." That also failed to work-- not because of the clock but because I the song that came on was so soothing that I fell back to sleep without hitting "Snooze," and woke up an hour later. After that, I came to the realization that relying on the radio to wake me was not a good idea, and decided to try the alarm one more time. Unfortunately, it failed to wake me again-- and left me behind schedule again. I think that the problem is that the buzzer is too soft, so it fails to wake me from my sleep, and there doesn't seem to be a way to increase its volume. I have come to the realization, therefore, that this is not the clock for me, and I plan on returning it. If you are a heavy sleeper like me and need an alarm that's loud enough to wake you, I would advise against buying this product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      TERRIBLE RADIO SOUND/YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

      Posted
      coonie1963
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      i purchased one of these for my son to take to college. He said the had no complaints, so when my clock radio died I purchased the same one for myself . Terrible radio. I really like to wake to radio, rather than a buzzer. I have a previous model Sony Digicube in my master bath, so I assumed the sound quality would be the same. Not even close. I have it tuned as finely as possible, the sound is scratchy and tinny. I read in the instructions that this unit is not to be used on a metal surface because it would interfere with the internal antenna. I am having the same effect on a wooden nightstand. The previous model had an external antenna, a small wire, similar to speaker wire. In spite of the fact that my cat ate half of the antenna, the older model gets much better reception than this one.. I am also not thrilled that the front of the clock is a mirror. i guess I shouldn't expect much for a clock that cost $20, but i assumed the Sony name still meant something. Sony still needs to work on their instruction manuals. They have never been intuitive. I always have to search the manual/instructions just to figure out basic functions. Like on this model, rather than a slide switch to operate the radio, there is a push button marked "radio" . Press it, and after a slight delay, the radio turns on. How do you turn the radio off? Press the radio button again? .No, you have to press the button marked "alarm reset" , which is also embossed with the word "off" . The embossed words are very small, difficult to read. Every button on this unit is small.. That is probably intended to make the unit look cleaner, streamlined, less cluttered. It makes it difficult to use.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hello coonie1963! Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will forward this information to the proper department for further review.~ Jeannette Sonystyle

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Alarm is not annoying

      Posted
      lizmari
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have been looking for an alarm clock to replace my old Sharp that served me well for over 10 years. I was trying to find something with a similar alarm sound - something along the lines of church bells starting out quietly and gradually getting louder. This is not it, but it is the least annoying alarm I could find in this price range. I don't know how to describe it, except to say that it does not sound like a fire alarm, is not excessively loud (at least not by the time I turn it off), and does not make my boyfriend (who gets to sleep later than me) grumpy when it goes off. The alarm starts off pretty quietly, and gradually gets louder. I'm not sure how loud it gets, as I end up turning it off before it reaches its peak I think. It is a sort of beeping, but not too high pitched; not as pleasant as church bells, but not terrible either - I'm happy to give up my search and settle for this clock. Oh, the snooze button is perhaps too easy to find, but I think that is true of any alarm clock except for the one that jumps off your bedside table and rolls across the floor :) I do not use the radio, as I have a nice little portable Sangean by my bed, so I am sorry to say I don't have much to add about the radio. I did turn it on briefly when I first got the alarm clock - I don't remember being either impressed or annoyed by it - I think it is probably what you would expect in a little bedside clock radio - nothing to right home about, and you're probably not going to want to blast it while you are getting ready in the morning, but it is probably fine to wake up to. The numbers are not large - I have poor eyesight without my glasses, and cannot read the numbers from just a couple of feet away, but that's fine with me. I do like that the numbers are not too bright, and they are amber colored, so shouldn't interfere with sleep even if you are quite sensitive to light in the room while trying to fall asleep. Overall, a good deal for the price in a world of incredibly annoying alarm clocks - it looks okay sitting next to the bed, and won't make your significant other want to kill you when it goes off in the morning.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi lizmari,
        We always appreciate customers who take the time to give us their feedback. I’ll pass what you've said onto proper department. Thank you for choosing Sony. >Joffrey Sonystyle

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing Not What I Expected From SONY

      Posted
      Mzterry
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      This clock radio has too many small buttons on top that are not user friendly or for the most part self explanitory. I have had a similiar sized SONY Dream Machine for over 20 years and bought this as a replacement, not even close. This has separate buttons for on and off neither of which are labled on or off. I know I sound like your crazy old grandmother, but I am not and this thing will not last long in my bedroom. The positives are the backlighting on the clock face is dimable so it won't wake you. The sound is meh, but at least not crackling as my now replaced radio was at the end. Also the mirror face looks cool, but you can't tell what station the radio is set to by looking at the face and even when looking at the top of the radio where there is a 1/4 inch circle that shows you the tuning dial it is still difficult. So I guess you can say, I probably am not reccommeding this to you. It is unnecessarily difficult to use and therefore I will be purchasing something different in the near future. This does not have digital tuning. I think for the money one of Best Buy's own brand clock radios would be a much better choice.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi Mzterry, thank you very much for taking the time to share your concerns with us. Sony takes the voice of our customers very seriously and hearing all feedback - good and bad is important to us. We appreciate your feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      surprisingly excellent

      Posted
      drsal

      I bought this because I needed an inexpensive clock radio while traveling. I never expected I'd actually like it so much I'd write an internet review. First the bad, it does not run on batteries, which I was told at the store, it did. You need AC. We often use a generator for that, so no generator and this radio won't work. Now the good! Has an amazing sound for such a small radio. I suspect this is because the speaker takes up a whole side of the device. It is analog tuning but pulls in stations well. However, if you have a fav station, you need to basically know where to look, then tune it in. There is some back ground static, but minor. The antenna seems to be the cord. One has to play with the cord placement, but it works well when oriented correctly. You just have to figure out what that is, what the optimum surface to place the cord on, and so forth. The clock has turned into the main clock I use. It resets for daylight savings time, power fluctuations (I am often off in the bush running off a generator), daylight savings or not, better than any clock I've ever had. This little cube had it all over my hi tech watch. Took the watch several days to figure a time change out, the cube had it right away. I have not had to use the alarm (we are more tuned to the sun) so can't comment on that, but this is an excellent little clock and radio that deals exceptionally well with power fluctuations or outages. If you are in an urban area, and everybody turning on their air conditioning at once results in a power blip, this clock resets automatically and works accurately. I am impressed, and I don't impress easily! I only wish it would work totally on battery and A/C.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stylish and compact

      Posted
      TechnicallyCorrect
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      Bestbuy does not have a large selection of stocked am/fm alarm clocks but this is the most stylish and compact of what is stocked. Note that there are many radio alarm clock radios that Bestbuy stocks but a lot of them are FM only. Let’s take a look at the details - Display – easy to see and you can adjust how bright it is. The screen has a mirror like finish that looks good. Alarm – it gradually wakes you. Starts out as a low tone and then gets louder. You may see some reviews that it is not loud enough, they may not be giving it enough time to get to it’s loudest. There are two alarms. One issue is the buttons to select whether the alarm is off, buzzer or radio. The buttons are small, flat and difficult to get to the middle selection of the buzzer – there is not enough positive click between the selections. Radio - it has FM/AM tuner. It is fine for a basic radio but there is no preset option. Reception is okay. Features - the Sony ICFC1T size is very compact, it is essentially a 4 inch cube. The snooze function is great, you can select from 10,20 or 30 minutes. This is done by how many times you press the snooze button when the alarm goes off. It has a battery back up where the alarm will ring even if the power is off. The Sony ICFC1TBLACK is stylish, compact and does it job as alarm clock. What I really like is the compact size and looks. I realize that may not be for everyone ( especially if you have large fingers) so if you want something easier to control and select , look to the Insignia NS-CLOPP2. If size is not an issue or you want something that looks great, this is a good choice.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Radio/Alarm

      Posted
      Mombaby2
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Who knew finding a quality alarm clock that you don't want to throw through a window the second you wake up, was so difficult? When my alarm clock bit the dust I thought no worries, just buy another one. My first mistake was buying a cheap clock at Target for $10 - took it back after one day. The second alarm I bought off Amazon for $20 - it's ok, but the sound of the alarm itself was highly annoying and even on LOW setting, the sound was way too loud. Who wants to be woken up like that? Not me. I have kids and sleep light. You have to, esp when you can hear them creeping up on you in the dark like a nightmare. Maybe it will work for my deaf daughter, it's in her room now, but I'm not crazy enough to set it and listen to it go off while she's pleasantly unaware. Third time is a charm - my Sony alarm clock. I love this one. It is loaded with so many features that are important to me, including ease of use. What I especially enjoy is the GRADUAL volume of the alarm. It is pleasant and doesn't startle you awake in the morning. Nobody wants to get up and go to work anyway, but it sure makes the morning easier when you are awoken in a much less traumatic way :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great Design, Great Clock, Not So Great Radio

      Posted
      Alive2k
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was quick to purchase this nice looking, practical clock radio on it's design and looks. Of course the name SONY was a big influencer as well but to my utter disappointment, it was necessary to return the product after only 2 nights. What a disappointment! The size was perfect (minimal foot print) but it had 2 huge shortcomings; an overly bright display (don't clock radio designers know that their product is usually on a night table facing the sleeper and therefore should provide a very dimly lit display? And forget any color but red! All others are simply too bright (blue, white, green, amber etc). so that was strike one, I had to tape a piece of tissue over it to mute the brightness. Second and final strike, radio tuner. My old fashioned full size Magnovox clock radio pulls in all stations perfectly, this one seems to only work sporadically and each of the 2 days we used it my wife hated waking up to loud static, even on the station closest to us. What a deal breaker as we don't like waking up to beeps. So I can't recommend this to anyone, it just failed miserably for us. I continue to search for a nice small, high quality product but have failed on several attempts. We just keep on going back the the older traditional model we've had for years.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        SonyListens

        Hi Alive2k, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your expectations and ahd to be returned. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US



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