Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 36
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pete1235858 Broke after a year
The function buttons stopped working, so can't reset time or alarm time, making it useless.
18 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lange292 Best Alarm Ever
I have owned this alarm for 5+ years now. It is by far the best alarm I have owned. I do not wake up startled but it is a natural and gradual wake up. My boyfriend of 2 years ( I introduced him to this alarm) said if we ever break up this would be the first thing he would buy. It makes for happier mornings! I know the price might scare people away but it is totally worth it!!!!!
24 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by birdsfoot80 It does the job
I can't say that I wake up refreshed...but I do wake up gradually. All in all, this does what I need it to do and I'm happy that I bought it. Just a couple of design/usability criticisms.
First, it doesn't seem to have an ambient light sensor, so you're stuck with manually choosing a clock intensity that's either too bright for nighttime or too dim for daytime.
Next, the tactile feedback on some of the buttons is insufficient (for non-readers of braille, at least). The button that turns on/off the light is particularly bad, since it's flanked by intensity up/down buttons. So if you want to turn the light on/off, you need to find the 3 button cluster and then "jump" your finger to the middle of the cluster. I solved this by super gluing a short LEGO to the button! (I took a photo but I can't see how to post it with this review.) Problem solved.
17 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samantha626 Changed My Life
I got this as a Christmas gift and it changed my morning routine. I have to be at work at 6am every day so having this light made morning way less painful. I even wake up on my own now before the alarm goes off. I highly recommend it.
24 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emar Can't live without it!
I've had mine for quite a few years now and in the fall and winter I can't go a morning without it. I am able to wake up easily, often without having to hit the snooze multiple times. Even more, we use this as our primary light in our bedroom. It is less powerful than the overhead light since we can easily control the setting. It is worth every penny! My only caution is that the top of it can get hot if it's been on a long amount of time so be sure not to set anything on top of it.
31 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PJW007 Love it.
Whether I go to bed early or very late, I just wake up before it even chirps!
Best gift ever!
28 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jojoba A must-have for Winter
I'm a very sun-oriented person, and am very sleepy when the sun is not up. Makes getting to work in the winter extra difficult, as the sun sometimes doesn't even come up until I have to be at work! After a long time a research, this is what I settled on.
The light mechanism is awesome. You can change how bright it gets. Since it's gradual, I wake up to almost full light, which makes it harder to fall back asleep. I don't really like the alarm sounds it has, so I use a more pleasant phone alarm to go off shortly before the the birds go off, which works for me. The best part is, the light doesn't glare on my partner when I'm getting ready - no needing to wake him up with bright lights when I need to get clothes out of the dresser.
I don't use it as much in the summer since the sun gets up earlier than the alarm, making it unnecessary, but I'm not sure how I got through winter without it!
15 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ah2135 Love this product
Waking to gradual light starts my day off right. Each year the time change seems to make waking up difficult. With this product gradual light will increase for thirty minutes prior to actual alarm time. I typically wake before the actual alarm sounds, due to the light....Love this product, wished I had known about it earlier
6 November 2013