I was in the market for a small and inexpensive AM-FM radio (this one is made in China). It appears that stand alone AM-FM radios are not readily available, they are mainly avalable only as clock radios. I wanted a small radio, this radio is small. I wanted a digital tuner (where the radio stations appear as numbers on the display), this radio has that. I wanted a radio with clear sound, this radiio has that. I wanted a radio that is simple to use, this radio is simple to use. I wanted a radio that plugged into the wall socket so I didn't have to worry about batteries. This radio has that. The radio runs on 5 volts DC which is provided by a small plug-in power supply and cord that comes with the radio. The radio does require two AAA batteries for memory backup if there's a power failure or is disconnected from the wall socket. Some cons: The AM radio has an internal antenna, and I noticed that in that mode I have to carefully physically position the radio to avoid background interference from other stations. The sound is clear after I do that, however. The FM radio has an external antenna which consists of a 38" long thin black wire. I just let it hang behind the desk the radio is sitting on. Not a big deal. I have not set the wake-up alarm, but it does look starightforward. At this point I am happy with the radio and will probably buy more to put in other locations in the house.
I'm really disappointed in this one. There's no dimmer and it's so bright I have to turn it away from the bed so can't see the time when I wake up during the night. I like the dual alarms, but really miss my old one that let you set for weekdays/weekends. This one is more confusing to set, but with time I'll probably be learn the tricks and be OK with that. Right now I'm looking for a different one and will donate this one - maybe somebody will like it.
I managed to program the time, alarm time and station, but I can't figure out how to let the clock know if I want the alarm to go off or not. If there are dual alarms that must be a way to let the machine know which one should go off, if any. There is no mention of this in the instructions.
Analog like with volume and tuning has its benefits, yet I wanted digital for this radio. I didn't need the clock very much, but it comes in handy still. My older analog clock radio drifts off of the FM station, while the digital tuner on this one stays locked on.
best of luck trying to program this piece of gargage
you can't hear the almarm when it go off. AND NO VOL ADJUSTMENT.