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Old 18th May 2012, 23:25
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Avoid imitations
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Pardon me for asking... but do you really need all these functions?

I've tried many other more complicated clocks over the years, including infra red sensors etc., but have now ditched them all in favour of this simple old fashioned one.

My little analogue travel alarm clock cost me 3 in a Marks and Spencer's sale. It does nothing but tells the time and wake me up. It uses one AA battery which lasts about a year. It does have a very simple backlight, selected temporarily on by pressing a spring loaded button.

Time zone? I use my phone to get local time and reset the clock manually; it takes a few seconds by rotating the knob on the rear.

Temperature? Is there a particular reason for knowing the actual room temperature? If it's uncomfortable in a hotel room, I adjust the heating, or open a window.

However, look here - any good?:


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