Rated 5 out of 5áby AthenaAlso A delightfully quiet battery-operated alarm clock
Last night was the first since I began using my little Big Ben several days ago that I needed to set it to awaken me, and this morning I was delighted after I realized that the tiny sound stirring me into wakefulness was my little Big Ben on the Low setting!
I certainly hope this isn't a defect because it's the first time my heart hasn't started pounding in the morning because of a clock's alarm.
Its batteries did take some pressure to fully insert but it took only a few seconds to insert all three.
The clock's weight and base make it stable on the nightstand, the alarm switch was easy to find and use when half-awake, and the backlight is working correctly.
For those who have a problem with their clock's accuracy, as another reviewer mentioned, it's absolutely essential to follow the direction of the arrows on the back when setting it. I learned that the hard way several years ago when a charming little alarm clock couldn't even keep the correct time.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby spent 3 easy years of use
In the ER call room...anyone can set it. Pleasant ringer.
Dependable and durable. Snooze is easy.
Great if you are not travelling with it.
December 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Chanciepants Too noisy
We have two of these clocks and love them so when we moved I decided to order a third one. I was very disappointed in it. (I am rarely disappointed in anything LLBEAN). My husband, who has a hearing loss, complained about how noisy it was. As soon as I walked into the room I could hear it. I was quite surprised and knew this was not going to work as it was on the nightstand in our guest room. Looked great, but it got sent to back......just too annoying. Grateful for the great customer service and the ease of returns.
December 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Lowboil Light too bright; otherwise good
I'm picky about alarm clocks, and this one is pretty good: it's battery operated (we have frequent power outages where I live), quiet (no ticking to drive you batty during insomnia episodes), and I really like being able to choose a "low" ringer setting. I'm a light sleeper and I don't need or want a loud alarm. If you want a louder alarm, you can choose the louder setting.
My one complaint is that the light is blindingly bright. Do NOT pick this clock up in the middle of the night, hold it in front of your face, and press the button for the light. Your dark-adjusted eyes will be in for a painful shock. I am having to teach myself to point the clock away from myself, tap the button to briefly turn the light on, and then look at the clock to tell the time using the now-glowing hands. It's not quite enough of a problem to make me send it back, because I like the clock's other features, but I really dislike that bright light.
I'm still in search of the perfect alarm clock; this isn't it for me.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby FlyLikeAnEagle Own two
We have two of these clocks. Attractive and accurate. Battery lasts long.
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SCgirl1986 Timeless clock
Bought this for my daughter would needs a louder alarm. The alarm is not as loud as I had hoped, but both my daughter and I love the design of the clock. She particularly likes that she can tap the top of the clock to get the light. It has a nice sturdy construction and the design is timeless.
December 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby starz Nice clock
I put the clock on the night table in my guest bedroom. I think it looks good and I think my guests will like that it has a back light and that it's quiet (no ticking).
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby vizslarexselle Big Ben
When I saw this in your catalog it was a WINNER. We needed a clock in our master bath and it is Perfect.. Look awesome and is easy for my husband to read.
Thanks for providing a fantastic product.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby starofthenorth the clock I needed
no ticking -- never. It is silent and keeps perfect time. Light up dial is helpful at night. Big dial is helpful for those of us who are sight challenged. A great purchase. Thanks to store personnel who checked all specs before I bought this. Love it
December 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby myreviewofpurchase Alarm setting problem
I purchased two Big Ben Alarm Clocks and neither have accurate alarm settings. The first clock, I returned. I just received the second clock. Same problem as the first: the alarm goes off at various and unpredictable times, within 15 to 20 minutes before or after the selected time. If you just want a clock with no alarm, the Big Ben Alarm Clock is fine. If you want an accurate "wake up call" then do not buy this clock. Too bad - everything else works very well.
November 30, 2014