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The designers of these things just don't get it - touch controls simply don't work for a bedside radio. Who wants to open their eyes and focus on the screen when they are half asleep. Tactile controls, please.
@Martin - I'll second that!
I got one of these (ex-demo) from John Lewis just after Christmas, and I must say I like it a lot - it's replaced my bedside light AND lets me charge my phone overnight - gone from three sockets to one and takes up less space than my old alarm clock and light. I haven't had any problems with the light or volume not ramping properly, maybe it's just the unit you had for review?I also really like the dedicated buttons for the alarms. By pushing them they cycle the alarms through "On" > "Off" > "Skip once", so if you need to be up earlier than usual one day you can just set your usual alarm to skip (without needing to turn it back on again) and click on another one for that day. It also lets you set alarms to go off only on weekdays, only at weekends, on specific days, or every day, which is really handy.I wish it had a proper volume knob, and I don't really have any use for the mood lighting/sounds, but that's about all I dislike.@Martin & KultiVator: You only need to use the touch controls when setting the alarm. When it goes off you can either snooze it by touching the glass or turn it off entirely by hitting the off button in the lower-right corner, which is fairly easy to find even when you're half-asleep.
@maniacyak - thanks for the hands-on feedback. Reckon I could live with touching the glass to kill the alarm. Pure make nice gear - suspect the volume / light fading issues were just down to pre-release firmware slipping out on the review unit.
@KultiVator - believe what you see with Pure, not what you hope to see, not what they promise for the future.@maniacyak - can you switch between presets without opening your eyes?
Not a bad unit. I do have a problem with the sounds. I'd like to go to sleep listening to the waves lapping against the beach.. or the rain beating outside. Only the recordings are so short that they loop every 30 seconds or so and rather than being soothing they are intensely annoying as you start to recognise the nuances. Pure - if you are ever going to do a software upgrade of this unit, then please make the sound recordings loops of at least 20 minutes length otherwise they are not fit for purpose
Can anyone tell me why the light comes on in the middle of the night and at random times in the day? Have I pressed something I shouldn't? The light comes on some nights, not every night and when I touch to switch it off it won't go off and I have to press the daylight button but then it comes on again, maybe 5 or 6 times before it actually stays off, by then I am wide awake. It also comes on at random times in the day. Is it faulty? Should I take it back? Only had it a few weeks. Is it me?
@ Sharon - I have just bought one and it's doing the same as yours. Did you solve the problem or send it back?
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