The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

Looking for a last minute gift for that person who’s so difficult to shop for? Check out the Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio! It features a white LED digital clock face, motion activated night light & snooze function, gradual wake up lighting, dual alarm with weekend cancellation, and more. You can pick up this neat bedside clock for $34.99!

GearDiary The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

I replaced a gigantic old CD-player clock radio that I’ve had for over 10 years with Electrohome’s rad-looking alarm clock and have enjoyed the extra room on my night table. The white LED clock face is a nice touch, giving off a soft light during the night that isn’t harsh enough to wake you up. The brightness of the LED clock face can be adjusted as well. My biggest complaint with the brightness is that it’s not automatic. My 10-year-old alarm clock was able to adjust the brightness of the clock face based on the ambient lighting in the room, which this clock cannot do.

GearDiary The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

Another nice feature of this retro alarm clock is that the “bells” on top actually serve as a night-light and they are activated by a motion sensor so that all you have to do is wave your hand above the clock and the lights turn on. It’s very easy to use, especially if you need to turn on the light quickly in the middle of the night. What’s unfortunate, however, is that there is no other way to turn the night light on or off and no option to deactivate the motion sensor. So if you reach your hand over the clock to grab something on your night table, you might accidentally turn the lights on and wake up your spouse…or just surprise yourself with a bright light.  You can also use the night light as a gradual wake up, just like the sunrise.  As you get closer to your specified wake up time, the lights get brighter and brighter to wake up you slowly.

GearDiary The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

I was pleasantly surprised when I plugged in the retro alarm clock to find that its SelfSet feature automatically set the date and time. There’s also a battery backup in the alarm clock, it automatically changes the time for daylight savings, and allows you to set an alarm for 5 weekdays but not for the weekends, which is great for those 9-5 types like myself. The built-in digital AM/FM radio has a 20 station memory, and sounds pretty good when the antenna is in the right spot.

GearDiary The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio Shines on My Night Table

I’m a fan of this retro alarm clock radio after using it for the past couple of months. It looks great on my night table, doesn’t wake me up with its brightness, and had very customizable alarm settings. While I don’t have a ton of use for the night light, I appreciate the fact that it’s there with a quick wave of my hand. I just wish that the clocks brightness was automatic and that I could turn off the motion sensor. Otherwise, I think this is a very nice alarm clock if you’re looking for a high-tech solution with a retro feel.

You can purchase the Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio directly from the manufacturer.

Source: The Electrohome Retro Alarm Clock Radio was provided to me as a review sample by the manufacturer.

What I Like:  Neat retro design; Motion sensor-activated night light; Dimmable LED clock face; Tons of alarm customization options; Auto-setting date/time.

What Needs Improvement: No option to deactivate motion sensor; No automatic dimming of clock face.


About the Author

Perry Brauner
I'm an architect by trade, but the overarching theme of my life has always been trying to keep up with the newest, coolest technology. Ever since I picked up an NES controller, I've been hooked on the latest and greatest gadgets, gizmos, and toys. Whether it's gaming, mobile phones, and accessories, or PCs and Apple products, I'm interested. I use many Apple products in my daily life, such as the iPhone, iPad, and my MacBook Pro. I've also built a few PCs in my day, so I'd like to say that I'm a pretty well-rounded techie.