seeking easy-to-set alarm clock radio iPhone dock with dim glowing numbers
April 5, 2011 8:58 PM Subscribe
If this iHome
and this clock with big dim red numbers
had a baby I might be willing to pay $150 for it.
posted by amtho to shopping (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm on my second from-the-store clock radio. The first had a backlit display; even on its dimmest setting I had to put black pantyhose over it, and then I couldn't see the numbers from across the room.
Currently, I'm trying out the iHome linked above, but the numbers are a) still too bright, so I think I need to abandon backlighting entirely, and b) way too small for me to see across the room. Thus the big red display demonstrated through the second link, although I don't think it needs to be quite that big.
I love that I can just stick my iPhone on top and have it play as the alarm, though.
I also really want the alarm to be easy to set -- I reset my alarm frequently as my schedule is irregular and I sometimes have to nap at random times.
A small footprint, like the iHome linked above, would be very nice.
I saw a previous AskMe about dim alarm clock radios, but it was a few years old and none of the linked clocks had iPod connectivity (not even aux in, as far as I could tell -- and would aux in make the iPod/iPhone start playing at the alarmed time?)
[Clock #1 was a pain in this regard; every alarm setting required six clicky button pushes (hold down for setting, increment hour, increment minutes, increment volume, increment buzzer/radio/iPhone as alarm, select weekday/weekend/7-day alarm - not worth it.]
(Note to clock designers out there: make the buttons quiet, because loud buttons are jarring for the wakee and worse for he-who-may-continue-sleeping.)