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Emerson CKS1800 SmartSet Alarm Clock Radio with AM/FM Radio, Dimmer, Sleep Timer and .9" LED Display, CKS1800

With Emerson's award-winning and patented SmartSet technology, the flashing "12:00" display is a thing of the past. The CKS1800 clock radio automatically sets itself on the first use to the correct year, month, date, day, and time. The clock radio fe...

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Size

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Dim

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Value

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Feature

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Set

(39 reviews)
Fact

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Advertise

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Instruction

(18 reviews)
Time

(56 reviews)
Money

(17 reviews)
Product

(33 reviews)
Alarm

(78 reviews)
Radio

(77 reviews)
Display

(66 reviews)
Screen

(8 reviews)
Quality

(18 reviews)
Sound

(10 reviews)
Unit

(10 reviews)
Volume

(14 reviews)
Battery

(15 reviews)
Room

(22 reviews)
Noise

(5 reviews)
Power

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Reviews around size (5.00 of 5)

  • Has a reasonable radio sound, alarm, and good sized time numbers
  • Here is some other info:Pros:-size of display was perfect; not too large and not too small
  • Very nice, my old one wasn't winced to the new daylight time, nice size, nice price, nothing fancy, that's what I wanted
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Reviews around dim (5.00 of 5)

  • The old unit had a well lit display that could be dimmed
  • Works as advertised but dim display even when on brightest mode
  • Originally it was quite bright, but it's getting dimmer by the week
  • It has all the features I want (dual alarm, back up, weekday/weekend alarm) and the adjustable dim is great because it is not bright at all so it does not disturb at night
  • Also, there just isn't much difference between dim and bright on the display.pros: relatively inexpensive
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Reviews around value (4.16 of 5)

  • The automatic time setting is suspect as to get the correct time in Phoenix (MST
  • From the item description this clock seemed to be good value for the money
  • Did not work as it should have, had to return it.
  • Great value & performance, sets time automatically, DST or regular time, easy to read screen, simple & no confusung instructions
  • For the price, to get an alarm clock that holds time pretty well (36 seconds fast after maybe 6 weeks), has individual weekday settings for the dual alarms, and is programmed to adjust for daylight savings time, this is a good value.
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Reviews around feature (4.13 of 5)

  • The best feature is that the display is not too bright.
  • The automatic time setting is suspect as to get the correct time in Phoenix (MST
  • The other nice feature is it sets the date and time automatically, you just have to select your timezone.
  • The best feature to me is the fact that the inner battery keeps time and date after unplugging or power failure
  • Alarms work, and I like the clever feature of choosing how many days for it to wake you.
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Reviews around set (3.91 of 5)

  • Works fine, but the numbers are very dim even on the brightest setting
  • I was worried that the light would be too bright but the high setting is fairly dim and the low setting is quite dim which is what I like
  • The "Bright" setting is dim and the "Low" setting is very dim
  • and it was on the brightest setting - in fact, it dims even more.
  • As previous reviewers have said, the brightest setting is very dim
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Reviews around fact (3.86 of 5)

  • That fact escaped me, and I always wondered why the time was off 2 minutes from my actual atomic clock
  • love it, especially the fact I am in Eastern standard time, so need to set date or time, just plug it in!
  • The automatic time setting is suspect as to get the correct time in Phoenix (MST
  • Did not work as it should have, had to return it.
  • I like the fact that you do not need to set this clock on set up or after power failures
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Reviews around advertise (3.70 of 5)

  • The automatic time setting is suspect as to get the correct time in Phoenix (MST
  • Works as advertised but dim display even when on brightest mode
  • Works as advertised but dim display even when on brightest mode
  • Functions work as they should, display is good with 4 brightness settings
  • The clock works as advertised, except that its screen is very dim.
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Reviews around instruction (3.48 of 5)

  • The controls are not intuitive and the instructions are not clear and the type on them is too small.
  • Operation is not intuitive -- must keep instructions handy.
  • But instruction are a bit confusing, but i manage to make it work
  • Some reviews mention problems with settings, but with some intuitive manipulating of the controls, I realize the instructions are not very clear
  • The display is dim and the instructions for set up aren't easy or intuitive.
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Reviews around time (3.43 of 5)

  • This clock worked only for 1 month & now the time is always incorrect
  • I had a hard time finding a clock radio that wasn't huge and bright
  • the clock ownly has ET Ttime on it so if you don't live in the et time zone it will not work.
  • Nice little clock radio that adjusts to correct time by its self.
  • The clock intermittently displays the wrong time and has to be reset.
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Reviews around money (3.14 of 5)

  • but if you work something different like I do like 12 hour shifts that vary by the day then don't waste your money.
  • This all started happening after the return window closed - so we have now wasted money on this clock.
  • By using Amazon & “Prime” I get more choices, a better selection, and don’t have to run around wasting time and more money
  • they refunded my money and I will pick up another clock
  • Don't waste your money you cannot control the volume and setting the day is ridiculous
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Reviews around product (3.14 of 5)

  • Good product for the money as i did not spent for a Bose radio.
  • This is by far the worse Alarm Clock product I have ever owned
  • but I would NOT recommend this product to anyone who wants accurate time.
  • Bought it because I needed an alarm clock, and Emerson used be a fairly solid product
  • this is the worst product I have ever purchased from Amazon
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Reviews around alarm (3.03 of 5)

  • The clock itself is easy to set, the alarm is easy to set.
  • Why does the alarm not respect the volume you had set for the radio?!
  • Well, it has dual alarm, but despite the directions to set the volume for wake, it will always after a day or so revert to the default volume
  • Really is perfect alarm clock except for aforementioned volume problem.
  • great alarm, ayto time set, numbers definately large enough.
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Reviews around radio (2.76 of 5)

  • The radio works well and I listen to it every other day.
  • The problem I have with it is the radio alarm volume is not adjustable.
  • If I had to do it all again, I would have paid a little more for a better clock radio.
  • When using the radio as the alarm in the morning, the volume was set at 7 (mid level - too loud for me)
  • Perfect little clock radio that sets the time without me fiddling around with it.
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Reviews around display (2.31 of 5)

  • It has a bright display, but the radio is not too clear.
  • THERE IS NO DIMMER FUNCTION, but with my clock - the display is SO DIM it can't be read
  • The display is nice and bright, very easy to operate and the radio reception is outstanding.
  • More problematic, the display is too dim for any daytime use, even on the brighter setting
  • Display is dim and hard to see if you are not exactly in front of the clock.
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Reviews around screen (2.09 of 5)

  • excellent shipping e perience.
  • When dimmed, the screen goes almost black and the time is only visible from a few inches away
  • The clock works as advertised, except that its screen is very dim.
  • excellent shipping e perience.
  • Screen is very difficult to read and occasionally turns off arbitrarily- almost like its sleeping
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Reviews around quality (1.95 of 5)

  • Functions work as they should, display is good with 4 brightness settings
  • The sound quality is not great and the display is not very bright, but it serves its purpose.
  • The automatic time setting is suspect as to get the correct time in Phoenix (MST
  • So either the battery that came with the radio is of poor quality or the battery condition sensor in the clock is not working properly
  • She said the digits are clear and she can see it well at night, as well as during the day
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Reviews around sound (1.85 of 5)

  • Sound isn't great but good for price
  • Has a reasonable radio sound, alarm, and good sized time numbers
  • The awful sound renders it useless for me, so I ordered a Memorex unit to replace this one
  • It is very light and rather hollow sound, but works fine.
  • Sound is not very good but acceptable for listening to the news
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Reviews around unit (1.85 of 5)

  • Unit failed within 48hrs of being plugged in - no display, no response to any button
  • I know we are not loosing power in the house so either this is a bad unit or bad design
  • i bought this because of the SmartSet feature but this unit was disappointing.
  • I will exchange to see if I got a bad unit and update my review
  • Music is not Bose quality, but this is a inexpensive clock/radio alarm unit
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Reviews around volume (1.80 of 5)

  • Why does the alarm not respect the volume you had set for the radio?!
  • The volume doesn’t go very loud and one of the speakers is busted and sounds crackled
  • I don't think it is unreasonable to expect that different people would have different preferences regarding the volume of their radio.
  • The volume for the alarm is not adjustable and it blares the radio.
  • The radio goes off at a fairly loud volume, but you can turn it down if you want to continue to listen to the music for a while
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Reviews around battery (1.71 of 5)

  • Functions work as they should, display is good with 4 brightness settings
  • As others have recently posted, as soon as the unit was plugged in, the weak battery light started flashing and the time did not automatically set.
  • She said the digits are clear and she can see it well at night, as well as during the day
  • One had a dead battery and was unable to set or store the time automatically.
  • The back-up battery was dead on arrival, but easily replaced, since I happened to have one on hand
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Reviews around room (1.62 of 5)

  • Barely able to see numbers even in a totally dark room.
  • You can only see the digits when the room is totally dark
  • The display is so dim we can hardly see it in a well lit room and the radio sound is worse than anything I've ever had.
  • The reality is that the LED display is very weak even in the highest setting and very hard to see even in a dark room
  • The display is not bright, even on high or bright it can barely be read in a well lit room.
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Reviews around noise (1.54 of 5)

  • After having the item for about a month, it started making loud humming noises so I unplugged it out of fear it might short out and catch fire or something.
  • I hate the noise click, click, click this clock makes when my husband sets it.
  • excellent shipping e perience.

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Reviews around power (1.29 of 5)

  • excellent shipping e perience.
  • I've always hated it when my power went out, even just a flicker, because I had to reset EVERY clock in the house.
  • I know we are not loosing power in the house so either this is a bad unit or bad design
  • We lose power often so that is a big plus over what we had.
  • I found that out when I lost power for 5 days during the first nor-easter in the
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More about Emerson CKS1800 SmartSet Alarm Clock Radio with AM/FM Radio, Dimmer, Sleep Timer and .9" LED Display, CKS1800

  • With Emerson's award-winning and patented SmartSet technology, the flashing "12:00" display is a thing of the past
  • The CKS1800 clock radio automatically sets itself on the first use to the correct year, month, date, day, and time
  • The clock radio features a large, easy-to-read LED display with dimmer control so it is easy on your eyes in the dark
  • The alarm can be programmed to operate on weekdays only, weekends only, or all seven days of the week
  • The alarm displays the month and date with the touch of a button
  • Set the alarm to wake you to your favorite AM/FM music or news station, or to the buzzer
  • The clock radio adjusts itself automatically for Daylight Savings Time and Leap Year, as well as maintains the correct time when the power returns after power outages
  • Getting out of bed will no longer be a chore with the help of the CKS1800.