I bought this to replace my travel alarm clock which I had been using at home and was pretty flimsy. It's much nicer waking up to the radio than to a grating alarm. What I love most is the ten minute snooze and not some torturous five minute affair. Only drawback, though I could've figured this out earlier by measuring it, is that the number display is a little bigger than necessary. Mind you, the numbers can be dimmed so that they don't catch the eye too much during the day.