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More filters. Sort order. Nov 28, K. Thomas rated it really liked it. This book seems like a culmination of Buck Sinister's work from stand-up, slam poetry and self-help. The poems in this collection are funny, thoughtful, compassionate and told economically. There are a lot of post-Bukowski writers who are creating poetry for people who don't read poetry, but Bucky's really good at it. And I hope people who don't typically read poetry books read this one. Jan 21, A. Razor rated it it was amazing. I love this guy.
He is a big lug that you would want to hug. He has a big heart and shows it in every line here. He lived it and he saw it and he felt it and then he wrote it all down in a way that can bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face. This is destined to be a classic example of his work and work in this genre, which is not as important as all the tears and smiles it will cause.
Dec 02, Joshua rated it it was amazing. I've dug all of Bucky's books, but I think this might be my favorite. I liked Travelwey's alarm slightly more as it's easier to set up, and its clock is easier to see from across a darkened room, but Sony's alarm makes a strong case for itself by doing more for the same price and it could easily be the better choice for you if you value those extras. Shaped a bit like a UFO with a kickstand, the HF has a simple circular orange clock face surrounded by a couple of buttons and a wide light ring.
Thirty minutes before the scheduled alarm time, the light gradually starts increasing in brightness until it reaches a customizable max at the scheduled time and starts beeping with increasing intensity to finish the task of waking you up. The light is supposed to gently ease you awake by simulating the sunrise. On both mornings of my testing, I had a relatively easy time getting out of bed. Aside from the light, the Philips HF is easy to operate with minimal buttons. You can use the light as a lamp and it has 10 levels of brightness.
You can cycle through three levels of brightness for the clock face, but the orange numbers do a good job of not casting much of a glow even at their brightest. Snoozing the alarm is counterintuitive, as you need to whack the upper half of the light -- there's no button. I'd worry that I'd accidentally break my fancy alarm on a particularly grouchy morning. Nevertheless, the HF keeps things simple and elegant while still innovating on the basic concept of waking up in the morning. Splurging on the HF could be a worthwhile experiment if you're looking for a more peaceful way of waking up.
The RCD30 has a lot in common with my favorite of the bunch, the Travelwey. The RCD30 is simple, with only a couple of buttons. It has a large red display with two levels of brightness -- neither glows and you can easily see either from across a dark room.
The snooze button is easy to find, but double-checking your alarm time and resetting it for the next day aren't as easy on the RCD30 as on the Travelwey. Also, unlike the Travelwey, the RCD30 doesn't have a nightlight. I hated the Sonic Bomb -- but that's a good thing if you're a semicomatose sleeper. The bed shaker alarm has an incredibly loud buzzer and a vibrating attachment you can place on your bed in case the buzzer itself isn't enough. The Sonic Bomb offers two alarms and plenty of customization. The controls are easy enough to figure out. It's worth your consideration if you have trouble waking up and it deserves to be mentioned alongside the Philips HF as a good implementation of a novelty alarm concept.
But unless you truly are a very heavy sleeper, the Philips makes for a much more pleasing morning routine. The following alarm clocks do some things well but have flaws that make them tougher to recommend. It has a 4-inch touchscreen and you can swipe between pages showing the weather, your commute and your calendar -- handy info when you're heading to bed or first waking up. The touchscreen is meant specifically for your bedside. Fortunately, it's an effective alarm. You can set multiple alarms at once and customize each to a wide degree.
You can set your preferred snooze length, choose from a variety of alarm tones and set any alarm to repeat on a daily schedule. The Lenovo Smart Clock also doubles as a sunrise alarm, with the screen getting brighter 30 minutes before your scheduled wake up time. Plus, it can trigger a Good Morning routine when you shut it off. By default, that routine will tell you about your day and then play news podcasts, but you can customize it to your liking and have it control smart home gadgets as well. The Lenovo Smart Clock isn't perfect. You can choose from a variety of clock faces, but none strikes the perfect balance of nighttime visibility without a glow.
You can't wake up to the radio or your own music. If you want something more than a basic alarm, the smarts are well implemented, but the Amazon Echo Show 5 does more. I was torn about the American Lifetime Day Clock, because the large-print design struck my fancy and could come in handy if you have impaired vision. The clock even spells out the day and date, and you can program alarms with a reminder message such as "Take your medicine" to help relatives with memory trouble.
That said, I'm primarily judging alarm clocks here, and it isn't a good alarm clock. You can't snooze, the display casts a glow even at its dimmest, and setting alarms is a pain.
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You have to scroll through a menu that could easily be confusing for an elderly relative -- so you'd be stuck with all the setup and even maintenance when a setting needs to be changed. It has a built-in radio and two alarms, doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and even comes with an auxiliary cable. It has a battery backup, and it can double as a speakerphone and communicate with your phone's digital assistant.
It has a light that changes colors and lots of customization for what to play when you wake up. The light won't fade up like the Philips HF, but it can turn on when your alarm sounds. Plus, the sound quality is surprisingly good. The snooze button is a little too small and you'll want to keep the instruction manual handy when you first start using it. The clock face shines too brightly when turned up and it's hard to see from across the room when dim. The iHome iBT29BC does a little bit of everything, but it's not great at any one thing, and for the price, if you want a speaker to wake you up, you might as well get a smart speaker.
It even has a few more features: The light changes colors, and you can customize which color turns on in the morning and how long it fades up before your chosen alarm time. It has a radio and you can pick from a variety of wake-up sounds, including waves crashing and classical music. On paper, the Sunrise Alarm Clock offers everything you could want in an alarm at a great price. It also proves that you get what you pay for.
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The touch buttons on the front aren't very responsive -- setting the time, setting an alarm and turning off the alarm in the morning are all more difficult than they need to be. Using the radio is surprisingly tedious. The brightness ramps up too quickly in the morning and the white numbers showing the time cast too much light at night. If you can get around the tedium, the Sunrise Alarm Clock does offer a lot of features for the price. The snooze button and the backlight button are the same. When the alarm sounds, that backlight turns on automatically, but turns off again after a couple of seconds.
If you take a moment to wake up you won't be able to check the time when deciding whether or not to snooze. If you need an alarm for your home, use a different one. If you need a portable alarm, you're better off using your phone. It's hard to find the snooze button in the dark. Setting the alarm is relatively tedious, and the alarm resets to 6 a. If you're out shopping and don't see any of the above, you can find a good option for your nightstand by keeping a couple of things in mind.
Red and orange numbers are less likely to cast a glow.
That might not matter to you if a glow won't bother you or if you actually want a glow, but if you don't like a bright sleeping environment, the color of the numbers is a bigger deal than you'd expect. That's one thing you can learn about the alarm just by looking at the display.
Focus on the basics. Alarms that perform a bunch of extra tricks are nice, but you probably have something else in your house that's better at playing music or that has a charging port for your phone.
Look for an alarm that's easy to set, easy to check, has an indicator so you can see that it's armed and has a big snooze button that you can find when you're groggy. Get the extras you want. After you find a couple of options that get the basics right, find the one with extras that appeal to you.
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