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Marilee J. Layman

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08:52 pm: Oregon Scientific Alarm Clock

I had a hard time finding things I wanted that didn't have things I didn't want. This one is almost perfect:

Even when my right cheek is on the pillow, the first beep wakes me up, and the crescendo goes so much much louder and faster (I tested it after I set it up, which is easy). I don't have to rotate a number all the way around the range, there's up and a down buttons that work on all the settings. The look of the clock is kind of funny, kind of cool -- I keep thinking the inner shape is like kidneys, and it has a rectangular LED in that with all the info.

There's two things I don't need: when you hit the snooze button, the alarm displays the time on the ceiling. I can turn it off, so no problem, but I don't even know there's a display up there without my glasses. It has two AA batteries (came with those) and an AC cable. I'm trying the AC wire, but I'm not sure how well it will work going down between the bed and the bookcase headboard. I haven't dropped it yet, and it has softish lower corners anyway. I may unplug it and see how long the batteries last.

My old alarm was a travel alarm and just fine until I got to where I couldn't hear it. I took the batteries out and put them and the alarm in one of my drawers; you never know, maybe I'll travel again.

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From:pameladean
Date:June 20th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
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I really love Oregon Scientific. Sometimes I want to order stuff just because it's cool, not because I need it.

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
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My problem with that is Sciplus. But I just leave those on the desk and look at them once a week for a few weeks and if they're not necessary, I throw the ads away.
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From:dd_b
Date:June 20th, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
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My one of those I got specifically because of the projection on the ceiling. My eyes had gotten bad enough that I couldn't read my watch in the dark any more. (Probably not the same model). Well, projection on the ceiling, plus also that it sets itself from WWV each night.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
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I like the setting, too, and that it shows you if, for some reason, it isn't getting info from there.

I was born almost "blind" -- what the child psych told my mother when she took me to see him -- so I can't see clearly much farther than my nose. I can see acceptably for another few yards. So the projection isn't very helpful.

I haven't worn a watch since I first started the consulting in 1980. I put my watch in to be cleaned and still knew the times; the company people were fascinated and that's always good when they're going to pay me a lot of money. I do actually have the watch -- it still fits -- but I can still tell time in about 5 minutes range, so I don't wear it.
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From:xeger
Date:June 20th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
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Huh. That's really cute ... and the whole "takes the temperature" thing would be useful...
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
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I have a temp/clock on the table next to my computer and this and the Oregon one are frequently the same while the temp of the electronic heat pump/air handler is usually lower.
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From:xeger
Date:June 21st, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
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I still haven't figured out the logic (if any) of my window AC -- the temp it claims seems to have no relationship at all to the internal temperature, external temperature, or the temperature that it's theoretically set at...
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 21st, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
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The heat pump/air handler electronic control has bad taste -- if you put the heat to 74 and the condo gets hotter than that, it doesn't care. It got it to 74, didn't it? The opposite with the cold so when I realize I feel too cold or hot, I have to go jigger with the control.
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