Radio Controlled Alarm Clock £4.99 @ Lidl
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Radio Controlled Alarm Clock £4.99 @ Lidl

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Found 11th Aug 2013
Looks like a nice alarm clock - keeps time automatically by radio link. Also displays room temperature.


Fully automatic time setting and adjustment
Displays date, weekday and temperature
With snooze feature and brief display illumination
Batteries included

36 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lidl.co.uk/catalogmedia/uk/article/88977/88977_05_f.jpg

How loud is the alarm ?

strong enough so if you live next to the grave yard keep an eye the dead can wake up also....

Sby148

strong enough so if you live next to the grave yard keep an eye the dead … strong enough so if you live next to the grave yard keep an eye the dead can wake up also....



Let's hope so, I'm a pretty heavy sleeper !

I have a Radio Controlled Clock already, but it isn't loud enough to wake me up. The brilliant thing is you don't have to win the Krypton Factor in order to set the time and the switch between BST and GMT is seamless too.

Chuck Norris uses this alarm. Enuff said.

I bought this clock yesterday, it feels sooo much better quality than clocks that are even 2/3 times the price (I've been looking for a decent small alarm clock for a while!)

Very minor gripe - the writing on the buttons on top of the clock are difficult to make out in low light/half asleep as there's no highlight to distinguish from the rest of the button, but once you've used it a few times it shouldn't be a problem.

There's text on a sticker on the underside which I believe is the model no.: AURIOL IAN 88977, Model No.: Z31481A, Version: 04/2013 (so thankfully it's got the latest firmware update lol)

Top Tip: The clock uses the European DCF signal to auto set the time, so when setting up for the first time a '-1' setting should be set to differentiate us from Central European Time. However I have no idea how this works in principle so will be fully prepared for the proverbial to hit the fan come the end of August and the end of UK DST!

Does the clock beep when you press the illumination button?

if you are a heavy get the sonic bomb. works for me

rich_jtg

Does the clock beep when you press the illumination button?



Nope, no beep when pressing the snooze/illuminate button

Good features and good clock but no 3 yr warranty on this model, no seconds showing and no second alarm as others I bought a few weeks back, minor gripes I know, alarm usually loud I cover the alarm speaker with masking tap as it's too loud for me! Had my first similar lidl alarm clock 1.5 years ago fitted batteries and leave never a problem cheap and simple!:D
Edited by: "Hoppie" 11th Aug 2013

Do you have to illuminate this to see the time or is it possible to see it in the dark?

Hoppie

Good features and good clock but no 3 yr warranty on this model, also no … Good features and good clock but no 3 yr warranty on this model, also no symbol indicating summertime, no seconds showing and no second alarm as others I bought a few weeks back, minor gripes I know, alarm usually loud I cover the alarm speaker with masking tap as it's too loud for me! Had my first similar lidl alarm clock 1.5 years ago fitted batteries and leave never a problem cheap and simple!:D



Does show 'DST' on the clock (i'm looking at at right now, next to the radio signal symbol), no seconds but the colons flash between hh:mm, no idea on the warranty but hope it lasts!

freccle

Do you have to illuminate this to see the time or is it possible to see … Do you have to illuminate this to see the time or is it possible to see it in the dark?



It's LCD you won't see the time in the dark without the backlight

I already bought one of these- the temperature seems higher than what I'm feeling- is anyone able to tell how accurate the temperature reading is?

No online orders for lidl?

thanks

Can you get it to display seconds ?

Found the instruction manual if anyone's interested in other info (thanks Valmiki for the IAN number), for example it uses 2 x AAA batteries:

lidl-service.com/sta…pdf


Edited by: "Xad" 11th Aug 2013

Original Poster

Xad

Found the instruction manual if anyone's interested in other info (thanks … Found the instruction manual if anyone's interested in other info (thanks Valmiki for the IAN number), for example it uses 2 x AAA batteries:http://www.lidl-service.com/static/49177026/88977_EN_SV_DA.pdf



Thanks. I wont bother sending one to my nephew in Canada then, as the radio control only works up to 1500km from Frankfurt...

That's really bloody annoying- would have been good to know that before I bought it- I specifically bought it as an alarm clock when travelling so I don't miss flights, etc.

Got one cheers... Only 2 left in the Ashford store.

Bought one.

Viewing angle isn't great, can't pick up atomic radio signal and temperature is off (too high).

Okay, for a fiver I suppose.

How do you know the temperature is off? Are you able to compare the difference with something else? It would be good to know how much it's out by, that's really the main reason I bought this thing- I'm starting to feel this was really a waste of my £5.

Bought this one at ASDA for £7, as the temperature on the one from Lidl seemed higher than the real temperature. However, the one from ASDA shows 1 degree warmer than the Lidl alarm clock, so looks like that one's going back! Has anyone been able to tell how accurate the reading is yet?

Thanks for pointing this out OP, I quite like an alarm clock that can set its own time The screen is decently readable compared to the cheapy one it replaced

Original Poster

Yeah, it's a nice little alarm clock. The temperature reading seems pretty accurate on mine too - tested with an IR thermometer.

I can now confirm it is loud enough to wake me up !

Nice little clock, relatively easy to set up once you have decoded the slightly mangled english translation...

In answer to someone saying that it wouldn't be useful for traveling, emm it won't stop telling the time if it doesn't receive the radio signal....

Original Poster

The volume is pretty decent, should wake you up.

bought it the other day, this whole radio-controlled is really rubbish. It keeps changing the time to match it with a German city! It's changed the time now and I had to witch off the radio feature- if I can call it a feature anyway

Did you try changing the time zone?

Original Poster

LOL

This radio controlled clock — how do you fly it?

Help!! lost the manual do anyone know where can i get one.Please.

Have two, having just bought a second, they are rubbish as rcc alarm clocks, one shows an hour ahead, one an hour behind, despite both being on ENG. Want my money back, I know they weren't expensive but Lidl need to make sure what German products they sell actually work properly in the UK.
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