Advantages The Clock
Disadvantages Everything else.
If there's one thing about me that I have figured out over the years its that I could never be described as a 'morning' person, it takes a cup of coffee and a couple of cigarettes for me to fully wake up and tackle the day ahead and more than anything else I hate being woken up if I'm in the middle of a deep sleep. I'm a bit of a funny sleeper in all honesty, it usually takes me ages to drop off once I go to bed, it's rare for me to have a sleep in past 9 o'clock in the morning even on a weekend and once I'm awake I'm not one of those people who can turn over and drift back off instead I'll just get up whatever the time it is once my eyes are open.
The clock radio is made from plastic, doesn't weigh very much and is quite small measuring around 12cm in width, 11cm in depth and 5cm in height so doesn't take up much space on the bedside cabinet where I have mine sat. It's black in colour and features a red digital display which isn't too bright to be a distraction but clear enough to be seen in the dark and although cheap in price it's been quite a sturdy little purchase which has withstood a fair few knocks in the time I've owned it. The buttons across the top are well marked and responsive to the touch and control the various functions the clock radio offers, you can set both the actual time and the alarm time with these and the large central button controls the snooze function. It's straight forward enough to set the time on the clock and anyone should be able to figure out the controls, it's not rocket science after all.There is a tuning wheel on the side of the clock radio which allows you to scroll through the frequencies to find a radio station you either want to listen to or be woken up to and a simple sliding switch gives you the option to have the alarm on or off. Once you have set the alarm and indicated that you want it to be 'on' a small red light on the face of the clock illuminates and lets you know that the alarm has been set and a volume control wheel lets you decide how loud you want the radio to be. You don't have to be woken up by the sounds of the radio, there is a buzzer sound that can be played instead but I seldom bother with the buzzer as I find it to be too annoying as I'll cover in the next section of this review. It's mains run although there is a compartment to fit 4 AA batteries should you want a battery back-up and its cable is quite long allowing good manoeuvrability of the clock radio itself.
So that's the basics covered and to be honest the CR-106 clock radio is as easy to operate as any other clock radio's that are available to buy and for something that cost under £5.
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