Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marie65 Clumsy white elephant
The second one of these has once again failed. Not great when you are relying on it to get you up for work! The design is very unattractive, but I was happy to compromise if it worked. Sadly the roller side buttons are fiddly to use, particularly if you are in bed. They are unpredictable and get stuck and confused. Both units have ended up refusing to display the time, and just randomly counting through numbers. Although I know Philips will replace the second faulty one, I've lost the will to continue with the hassle, and reading other reviews, it will probably happen again. A refund is the only acceptable option! I'm back to a pretty lamp and alarm clock!
25 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by EdwardsS Makes waking up far more pleasurable.
The dawn/dusk light feature means that waking up in the winter months is far more gentle than the screech of a normal alarm clock. Being able to choose a song to wake up to can suit your mood and give you the right start to the day. Snooze function is great as you can choose the time of the snooze.
14 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jack28 Great product....so far
I love these wake-up lights as during the winter I find it really difficult to wake up in the mornings when it is so dark outside. It really does help you get out of bed! It is also useful for charging my iPhone over night.
I got this recently (as a replacement for my previous one that broke down after 9 months), and so far it is working great, but given my own experience and reading other reviews, reliability is a big issue. Having said that, Philips customer service was very quick and efficient in replacing my light so top marks for that.
I really like the product, I just wish Philips made these things more robust and reliable!!
10 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by pman works well but could be easier to alter settings
although the alarm clock works well I find that the menu system is a bit fiddly. I think that a more 'up to date' touchscreen interface would be a good addition. Also if you put your iphone in at the end of the night it automatically starts playing which is annoying.
3 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chrisby Invaluable - but.....
It was only after the unfortunate TWO occasions it malfunctioned that I realised how (potentially) good this product is. Sadly the lamp failed on my first after only a few weeks - the second randomly decided to do a rapid volume countdown and turn itself off - a couple of days late to work was the result. Customer services were great. This brings me to the reason for my rating. This is a brilliant product with a ridiculous series of multi-function switches which are small, awkward and confusing. They also seem of quite poor quality and I'm sure a failure in the switching area is the reason for the self-cancellation problem I mentioned. These are big criticisms - but I still maintain that now I have one that (touch wood) works, I absolutely love the product.
3 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golemsmate Amazing
very good product, very bright and the iPhone feature works really well! Personally I think it helps me wake up happy.
Also the philips customer service is second to none so if your thinking of buying this then take the leap, you wont regret it!
2 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by suewill Definately a more pleasant way to wake up
Having had an earlier model I definately noticed the improvement to this model. in particular the switch to turn on/off the alarm, and snooze is so much easier now. The light intensity is good for reading, and also waking up to as it gradually increases (especially in the dark mornings) The alarm sounds are varied and soothing.
Overall it looks good and is quite compact
2 October 2011