UPDATE - photos and comments on the brightness of clock LED’s.
I was lucky enough to win a Wakey in last months draw and thought it would be nice to add a brief review and some photos.
It has a nice feel and finish with the white exterior and the grey cloth on the front.
A soft rubber ring on top to support your phone for wireless charging.
Then I opened the accessories and found a MASSIVE power supply, this is ridiculously large, if you are looking plug it in behind a bedside cabinet etc, forget it, this is 9cm deep.
Also on this point the power lead and FM antenna plugs are straight, so again, this won’t sit close to a wall.
Downloading the Soundcore app was easy as was connecting to the Wakey via Bluetooth.
The time sets automatically from your phone and it will follow the phones time format when it comes to 12 or 24hr.
Functions can be controlled from the device but so far I’ve done everything from the app.
Auto, which is basically the brightness and LED control.
The display is bright even on the lowest setting, I’m hoping in future firmware releases there are lower settings to select from.
Alarm, you can set different alarms for different days on the week and you can set quantity and length of the snooze function.
FM radio, I would have preferred to see DAB or no radio if I’m honest.
More than 50% of people on the UK accessing radio digitally.
Superior sleep, this is an interesting addition. At first I didn’t see the point but it’s a nice relaxation tool.
Firmware, this can be downloaded and installed easily via the app.
Sounds pretty decent I would put it slightly behind the Soundcore Boost.
It has good volume, goes louder than you would ever need for a bedside radio.
I agree with most of the Amazon reviews. The display is too bright to be a bedside clock, even on the lowest setting.
But it’s clear and easy to read.
Quick charge wireless on top with 2 x USB on the back - again if you use these don’t expect it to sit against a wall.
Both works flawlessly.
A touch bigger than the Soundcore Boost that was sitting beside my bed already.
Good charger, clear display, great sound and easy to use.
Display to bright, charger way to big, DAB or internet radio would have been better. For me the cables would have been better connecting on one side or at least have the power and FM antenna plugs made at right angles.
Here’s a couple of shots with the lights out
Close shot at low brightness,
Close shot at full brightness,
Shot from the foot of the bed on low brightness,
Shot from the foot of the bed on high Brightness,