I just cannot sleep peacefully if I am not sure that my alarm is going to go off at the time I set it, simply because I hate not being punctual. That is why I figured I needed a very efficient, yet pleasant alarm clock.
With the Logic3 I was delighted to learn that it has a dock which works with most ipods and the iphone. So instead of just activating the radio or beeping when the time for sleeping is up, you can also program a song you like to wake you up (but maybe you won't like this since after a while you might end up hating your favourite song, since you probably hate everything that abruptly interrupts your nice sleep). But I chose a song which has a really loud beginning!
It is also a plus that you can use it as a speaker for these devices, so you can play the songs you like while cleaning or just to set your joyful mood before leaving to work.
The radio is not that great since digital radio is never going to have the same sound quality as the normal one. However it does its function properly, for instance to listen to the news or talk shows. The red bright numbers are perfect for those moments during the night when you barely open your eyes to see the time, I normally need glasses to read things, but since they are so big I can still tell what numbers they are and I like the red digital font of the numbers.
Generally, it is a good choice, but maybe if your sound quality demands are higher, then you might want to get a proper speaker with more bass and potency, however as a dual alarm clock and radio it's great!
The main reason for buying this clock radio from Logic 3-i was the fact that it has an ipod docking station and therefore it is compatible with both my ipod and iphone. This means that rather waking up to whatever is on the radio as pot luck I could wake up to a song of my own choice so I would not get a rude awakening, plus at the same time either my ipod or phone can be charging while I sleep. It was an affordable price at £23.99 from Amazon so I bought it with my Dooyoo vouchers and it has proven to be a good purchase.
It is a chunky solid black cube with a nice bright red led display the strength of which can be adjusted. I have found it easy to read at night naturally enough but it is also pretty clear in daytime as well even with the sun shining through the window. The operating manual is easy to follow and the fast set up instructions are everything you need to set the device up and get it functioning. There are quite a few functions and the buttons and docking points do look a little cluttered however this is only a slight inconvenience and also means that it is not too large and taking up too much space, it is also quite light despite the solid look that it has.
The display is nice and simple featuring time, date and a menu across the top to display the functions available and those in use, it works well as a charging point for my ipod and there have been no problems with synching it to my devices. The most important thing however is that it has never let me down when it comes to waking me up which for me is the most important factor, having said that a young child is still the most effective alarm in the morning.
The radio is pretty functional however I do not use it very often, sometimes I will have it on while cleaning the room. Being a digital radio the sound is not always great, I'm not much of a fan of digital radio to be honest and the sound quality from the speakers is reasonable enough given the price. In the radio mode the volume does seem to fluctuate a bit depending on station but I think that is just an issue with digital radio rather than the device itself.
Given the price this is an easy to operate clock radio and certainly in the 9 months that we have had it there have been no issues with it. The modern design might not be to everyone's taste but it looks ok as far as I'm concerned.
I got this as a christmas present last year, I use my iphone in the docking station to listen to music. The volume was really good and I found it easy to use and to set up the time and date on the cube. I then found after a couple of weeks that it wouldnt play my iphone anymore. IT was maybe because the iphone was to heavy for the docking station and bent it back. I was really annoyed at this since i thought because of the price it wouldn't brake so easily on me. Although that was broken i could still use my alarm clock and radio. The radio was also easy to set up and easy to tune to a station with the dials on the side of the cube. If anyone was to buy this, i wouldnt recommend it if your going to use an iphone. I would use an ipod for the docking station since it isnt as heavy as the iphone can actually be.