Quick Review: Philips AJ7260D/37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio ...
Review- Philips AJ7260D:37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio If you travel frequently for work, you've probably seen one of a number of 30-pin alarm clocks that have almost become standard at business hotels. That was great while we had 30-pin iOS ...
February 9, 2014
Philips AJ7260D/37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio
Compared to the huge number of 30-pin Dock Connector systems that used to be on the market, Philips has relatively little competition when it comes to Lightning-equipped speakers. Its new AJ7260D/37 Dual Dock Triple Charging Clock Radio ($130) ...
March 14, 2014
Near Perfect Audio: Philips DC390 Dual Clock Radio
It is a rare event when a humble alarm clock can invoke intrigue and excitement. The Philips DC390 will have you waking up, to the crystal clear music you love, with two completely charged iOS devices every day. That is unless you have upgraded to the ...
October 5, 2012
Philips DC390 Docking System Review
Out of all of the iOS alarm docks we tested, the DC390 offered the best sound. When we turned on Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," the Philips pushed out audio that pounded our eardrums, and that was without dynamic bass turned on....
March 30, 2012
Could a dawn-simulation alarm clock get me up and running?
Dawn simulation alarm clocks come highly recommended – by the British swimming team, British Rowing, and British Cycling, no less. But would it get me out of bed and into my running shoes? I unboxed it, plugged it in, read through the instruction ...
January 7, 2015
11 Alarm Clocks for Starting the Day Right
If you're an industrial designer working on an alarm clock, remember that users care about ease of use, the sounds used to wake them up, the display lighting during the night, and of course the reliability. The Lexon FLIP alarm clock, designed But ...
March 6, 2015
Philips DC190 iPod Docking Clock Radio
The Good Dual alarm clock; fold-away iPod dock; slick, mirrored design; 3.5 millimeter line-in. The Bad Subpar audio quality; no remote; FM-only radio; both alarms must use same source. The Bottom Line If you don't mind the well-below-par sound quality ...
June 24, 2009
We’ve written about Bluetooth speakers on ShinyShiny a lot recently, and, because we have so much music on our phones and laptops, it’s very easy to forget about that little thing called radio. It’s even easier to forget how amazing-looking some digital radios can be. Plus, they nearly all act as Bluetooth speakers as well as radios now anyway, so you get the best of both worlds. As part of Style Week, we’ve found the 12 best-looking DAB radios available to buy in the UK. Who doesn’t love retro looks with modern capabilities. There are 11 different colours available, but this red one has that classic 50s feel to it. The Hepburn features DAB and DAB+ so you can listen to your favourite digital stations in the UK or across Europe. Another great feature of the Hepburn is a VQ Control App available on Android or iOS, where you can control the volume, and what’s playing, as well as separate controls for the bass and treble.
Gradual light prepares your body to wake up Clinically proven to make waking up more pleasant Choice of fm radio, 4 natural wake-up sounds, or your own music files via usb port Dusk simulation helps you drift to sleep Safe to use and uv-free... There are a few more details I think that will help make the decision for/against this purchase if you are considering it:. When I was considering this and reading all the reviews, it sounded like the light alarm would not automatically turn off. I found that if I set it for a time (4 AM, so starts to ramp up at 3:30 AM) it will automatically turn the light off after 2 hours from ramp up (5:30 AM). I set my alarm to radio with sound off, so I’m not sure what happens with the sound portion... I had gotten the impression from another review that you had to toggle the alarm on/off every day to turn the alarm off/reset it for the following day. Since I purely use the light portion, that means just a tap on the lamp on/off button turns it off and it is still set for the next day. I would guess that if you have the sound on you would probably need to hit the sound on/off button to turn off that half of your alarm. It isn’t said anywhere that I read, but the sunset simulator portion of this isn’t set to an alarm type function like the sunrise portion is. IMO this is annoying, since I planned on using it as an automatic function to make sure I went to bed at... So keep in mind that if you are in it for that feature, you will have to set it every time you want to use the sunset simulation.
Many people are happy to use their smartphones as their alarm clocks, but that won't work for everyone. And others simply find a physical alarm clock easier to deal with when waking up than a smartphone. If you're an industrial designer working on an alarm clock, remember that users care about ease of use, the sounds used to wake them up, the display lighting during the night, and of course the reliability. The Lexon FLIP alarm clock , designed by Adrian and Jeremy Wright , certainly keeps things simple. This could be useful for a quick alarm silencing when one spouse needs to wake earlier than the other. Some users need a travel alarm clock—and designers have addressed this need with small, durable alarm clocks, often with added features. The Jetlag clock , designed by Industrial Facility for IDEA Japan, was designed specifically for ease of use. However, a couple of users have said the alarm sound is too low, so it may not work for anyone but a light sleeper. The Pick-me-up alarm clock from Thomas Bai Designs lights up the clock face (for five seconds) and activates the snooze function when it's picked up, so users don't need to find the snooze or the off button.