Electrohome EAAC601 Projection Alarm Clock with AM/FM Radio, Battery Backup, Auto Time Set, Dual Alarm, Nap/Sleep Timer, Indoor Temperature/Day/Date Display with Dimming, 3.5mm Audio Connection
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Convenience, reliability, & modern design come in the form of the EAAC601 Projection Alarm clock by Electrohome. This advanced clock radio automatically sets the time and date and saves all your alarm settings when the power goes out. Plus, with time projection display, dual alarms, temperature display, a large backlit LCD with dimming options, and the ability to play your smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player music, this is the only alarm clock you’ll ever need.
View the time/date & temperature clearly on the large 3.6” blue display. The dimmer options (high, low, off) let you reduce the screen’s brightness for those sensitive to light and the auto dimmer feature will disable the screen completely for night time use. This alarm clock also displays the indoor temperature (C/F) and the current day/month/year.
Project the time on your ceiling or wall, so it will always be in full view from anywhere in the room even when you are lying in bed. This feature also allows you to tilt a full 180 degrees, so you can project the time or even the temperature. The adjustable focus allows the projected time to always remain crystal clear.
This smart alarm clock is preconfigured with the correct time, all you need to do is specify your time zone and it will always be accurate, even after a power outage.
Long lasting battery backup restores your alarm settings and automatically adjusts for daylight savings time.
Set two separate wake times with the dual alarm feature for you and your partner. You can also choose to automatically disable the alarms on weekends, allowing both of you to set your alarm schedule once! and forget it!
Listen to your favorite music using your iPhone, iPad, or Android device through the 3.5mm AUX audio input or using the built-in digital AM/FM radio with 20 station memory.
Wake to your favorite radio station, or the built-in buzzer.This unit also has snooze, sleep, and nap functions.
Most helpful customer reviews
619 of 635 people found the following review helpful.
Decent Device But Be Careful With Trusting All Those Reviews
By Marcus Van Horn
The device is decent. I haven't had any trouble with it and it does what it says it does. That's not why I felt compelled to write this review though.
I want to bring to shoppers' attention that a while after I purchased this product, ShopTronics, the seller, emailed me a form letter asking that I write a review of the Electrohome Projection Alarm Clock on Amazon in return for a 1 year extension of the product's warranty. And once I do that to fill in a form on a linked website to get the extension. The form on their website has a spot for the review text, the star rating given, and some instructions include the following lines of text:
"The star rating of your review has no impact on your extended warranty."
"7) Complimentary extended warranties will only be given for reviews that are deemed helpful and constructive. Any reviewer that meets all standards will receive an email notification with the Extended Warranty Confirmation."
which is leading. Now, granted nowhere do they actually say leave them a good review or a review of a certain number of stars. But who would give them a negative or even mediocre review and then turn around and ask them for a gift? And would such reviews be considered helpful and constructive? I don't know. I believe though this is effectively buying good customer reviews with a small bonus, which ought to reflect poorly on them and is against Amazon's review guidelines.
Again, the device is decent, but just keep the above in mind while looking at the reviews.
166 of 179 people found the following review helpful.
Great Clock...for 3 days at a time
By Mike, just Mike
I ordered two of these to replace my alarm clock and my wife's. When they arrived, they were easy to setup (I only had to adjust the time by about 4 minutes). For the price, it seemed like a nice alarm clock. I like that there are two alarms that can be set to buzz or radio. The menus aren't as intuitive as other clocks, but easy enough to navigate. And the time projection was great.
My wife's clock worked flawlessly out of the box, but mine had a dimmer issue. The display is supposed to have a HI-LOW-OFF dimmer setting, but mine was HI-OFF-OFF, no middle option. Well, the HI can light up a room and the off is more of a negative display (turning the screen black and the numbers a dim white). The LOW on the other unit is good for night time viewing, but mine didn't have that.
I contacted the manufacturer instead of Amazon and they had me try a reset, which didn't work. So they sent me another unit right away. I was please with the customer service and how easy it was to handle this issue.
The day the new one showed up, everything went right; however, the blue display was a different shade of blue than the original my wife had. This not only triggered a minor O.C.D. impulse in me, but also caused me to question the overall consistency and quality control of the manufacturer. But I can overlook that as long as the unit functions, and it did.
No joke, 2 hours later my wife's unit started acting up. The radio was only bringing in static and there was a slight "digital" bleeping sound in the background. I tried adjusting the FM antenna with no luck. Then the alarm refused to be set. The button (pressed once to get into the alarm setting function, then pressed and held to start the set) would only let me see what the alarm was already set to, but not adjust it to a new alarm. Out of frustration, I unplugged it and plugged it back in...and the radio worked! Hooray. Clearly not an antenna or location problem, just something inside failed. But the alarm never regained functioning.
Instead of dealing with getting ANOTHER new one from the manufacturer, I just sent everything back.
Great clock if/when it works...but have two out of three fail in 4 days isn't a good first impression. Congrats to the several thousand people who had 5-Star success...but I'm in the 2-3 star approval range for this product. I've attached photos only to illustrate the dimmer settings of HI-LOW-OFF. The pics were taking with a crappy cell phone camera so I adjusted them to attempt to give a more accurate depiction, hopefully that helps SOMEONE, though my advice is to just buy something else entirely.
702 of 742 people found the following review helpful.
FAHRENHEIT YES IT CAN
[[VIDEOID:mo1RBXJYYBU3OHM]]This is the perfect alarm clock for me. Truth is, I'm retired and seldom use the alarm part of the clock radio. The primary reason I purchased this model was for its ability to project the time onto the wall or ceiling, and I truly love that feature.
The face of the clock, even on the dimmest setting, is brighter than any I've seen, but for me anyway, it's not a problem. When my eyes are closed it's not bright enough to interfere with sleeping, and when I wake up during the night the light it casts serves as a very useful nightlight.
A fair number of reviewers seem to think the Celsius setting cannot be switched to Fahrenheit, and that SIMPLY ISN'T TRUE. On page 10 of the owner's manual, it's clearly explained - press and hold the << button for 3 seconds - how hard is that?