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RCA RC50 Voice Activated Alarm Clock (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Voice Activation to set the alarm or time
- Set two different alarms with dual wake; wake to AM/FM radio or alarm
- Graduwake ramp-up alarm
- Convenient button layout, easy access large snooze bar
- No Worry battery backup
Waking up is made easy with the RC50 clock radio by RCA. The voice activation controls allow you to turn control the clock radio as you lie comfortably in your bed. Set an alarm for both you and your partner with the dual wake function - or set a second alarm for yourself to ensure you wake up. The Graduwake ramp-up alarm eases you out of deep sleep. Other features include "No Worry" battery backup, a large easy-access snooze bar and convenient button layout.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Pros: The clock is easy to use and the dual-display makes knowing the alarm time and status a snap.
Cons: Even on the dimmest setting, it lights up the whole room. The "Graduwake" ramp-up starts out at Van Halen concert levels, and moves from there to Exploding Warhead volume levels... it's too loud to start with, louder than the maximum should be. It would wake people all the way across the house.
Summary: Great features, but too bright and too loud.
The alarm is nice and loud ... the graduramp feature has always struck me as silly, because it ramps up over thirty seconds, which doesn't seem like enough time to gently rouse a person
There are two alarms, and the wake-up sound can be different or the same for each.
Saying "wake up, sleepyhead" is fun.
The voice recognition is pretty good.
You can do everything except snooze with your voice.
You can't say "snooze", and must push a button for this feature.
Sometimes, it just doesn't seem to understand me, which can be frustrating.
Mine seems to buzz a little like the sound is being distorted (radio and speaking voice)
The radio is analog, so you can only set one station at a time. This means if you use the sleep feature, you must wake up to the same station. If you set alarm one for radio, alarm two can also be set to wake to the radio, but has to use the same station. I like to fall asleep to music, and wake up with news, and can't do that with this clock.
Despite the negatives, I like it, and am not sorry I purchased it. Compared to the Italk clock, I like this one better because it has two alarms which are persistent (If you turn them off today, they will remember to go off tomorrow). With this one you can't set memos, however, and you can with the italk. The Sunshine clock has a night light, three alarms, can take three memos, and will snooze if you tell it to, but you can't set the time or the radio by voice and must do so manually. With the Sunshine clock, each alarm has it's own sound and this is not selectable, though you can record an individual voice alarm.