The Sony ICF-C318 Clock Radio with Dual Alarm is an affordable and pragmatic clock radio. The clock radio has two alarms and a huge and bright display for hassle-free reading. You’ll wake up to the sound of the buzzer or the radio. The 0.9″ green LED screen of the ICF-C318, may be seen with no problem from across the room. The clock is sleek and stylish and has dual alarms, calendar and a full-power menu backup.
Compared to previous models, this clock radio comes with four new buttons and controls and snazzy new feature. The clock now comes with three levels of brightness which was not available in the earlier button so now the screen is not going to keep you awake at night. Also, there is a two-level buzzer volume switch, a second alarm time setting control, and an additional alarm mode rotary switch. An excellent feature of the clock radio is the “No Power-No Problem” feature. If the electricity goes out in your home, the alarm will still go off during its scheduled time.
The brightness control option is a great upgrade from the older model because the display is very bright with the lights off. The various lighting options should make it more ideal for most people. The dimmest options is going to make looking at the time relatively easy without keeping you awake. Sad to say, even in the loudest setting, the buzzer is not very loud at all. If you want an alarm that is loud to wake up, you will have to use the radio alarm. Unlike the previous models, the alarm will still go on even though the power is switched off.
If you initially set the radio to go off but suddenly you have a power outage, the buzzer is going to go on in its place. With this feature, you won’t need to worry about oversleeping as the clock will certainly wake you up on time in any situation. One drawback that people have brought up is the sound quality of the radio is a little lacking. A strong station comes in quite clear, but it won’t be high fidelity. Nevertheless, the clock keeps accurate time which is more important than great audio quality. The time is kept my making use of Li wafer battery.
The Sony ICF-C318 Clock Radio with Dual Alarm sells for less than £15, which is a good deal for a clock radio. Overall, almost all people were happy with the ICF-C318 clock radio. Unless you would like a better quality radio, this product might meet your needs.