RCA Dual Wake Clock Radio with USB Charging - 2021 report by Whydis

RCA Dual Wake Clock Radio with USB Charging

Put USB charging right where you need it at night: on your nightstand! The RC142 offers all the features of a large-display clock radio, with the extra convenience of a USB charging port for your smartphone or other portable device. It even has an au...

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(7 reviews)
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(7 reviews)
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(3 reviews)
Price

(6 reviews)
Phone

(3 reviews)
Volume

(8 reviews)
Time

(16 reviews)
Display

(23 reviews)
Alarm

(32 reviews)
Radio

(27 reviews)
Review

(6 reviews)
Button

(10 reviews)
Plastic

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Quality

(19 reviews)
Speaker

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Reviews around number (5.00 of 5)

  • I like the large numbers so I can tell the time without my glasses
  • Has battery back up and the numbers are bright enough to see but bright enough to disturb sleep.
  • The numbers were easy to see from ten feet away and plenty bright.
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Reviews around feature (5.00 of 5)

  • Other than that, the unit has fine quality, the USB charger is a nice feature for those that need it, it has a nice big display, and it works as advertised.
  • Reasonable features for the price - would have liked automated daylight savings change that our other alarm has
  • Great features and price, something I could not find locally unfortunately.
  • Radio alarm doesn't consistently work, which is disappointing because I love all the other features
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Reviews around size (5.00 of 5)

  • An older, smaller LCD display (maybe 1/2 the size) is easier to read
  • It has a very good sized screen, I can set it bright or dim
  • I loved the look and size of this clock but have now switched to another kind
  • However, the display is nice and has a 2 setting dimmer, the size of the display is nice and easily readable.
  • It doesn't keep the time set very long when you do set it, I now use the screen to hold post it's, It is the perfect size to hold 2 regular sized
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Reviews around money (5.00 of 5)

  • Don't waste your money.
  • Do not waste your money on this piece of junk.
  • Don't waste your money!!!

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • While it worked I liked the ramp up alarm, starting low and getting louder
  • I got this item for a great price and the shipping was fast
  • overall this is the best alarm clock radio you will find at a very reasonable price.
  • I understand that they want to make reasonable priced and affordable
  • Great features and price, something I could not find locally unfortunately.
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Reviews around phone (5.00 of 5)

  • I love the fact that it offers a USB charger on it as well, so phones can be charging anytime needed without taking up a spot on the computer.
  • Hence anyone using a smart phone or earlier can power up there battery while they sleep
  • Clock works great and can charge 2 phones at once

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Reviews around volume (4.30 of 5)

  • Then, the "maximum" volume is not adjustable for the alarm, so when it reaches max alarm volume it is very irritating.
  • I like the gradually increasing volume of the alarm, but I wake to music and the volume goes all the way up.
  • My only complaint is that for a split fraction of a second the clock makes a loud noise before starting quiet and slowly rising volume on the alarm.
  • - this one is a MAJOR negative - when the alarm goes off (I ALWAYS have it to radio), I have it set to a nice volume for myself, however, when the alarm goes off the volume gets louder and louder.
  • In a matter of seconds, the volume is so loud that the entire house is awake and the speaker is crackling.
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Reviews around time (3.92 of 5)

  • But the newer phones and tablets probably wont get enough power from this clock to be able to charge in a respectable time.
  • So I set the alarm for the least annoying time and unplug it when I won't be home.
  • power goes out and when the power returns keeps the time right no resetting
  • Had to return it - It didn't keep time & hard to set alarm
  • I purchased 2 of these and they worked ok till we had a power outage, then I tried to reset them to the correct time
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Reviews around display (3.38 of 5)

  • I do appreciate the ability to dim this lighted display to a reasonable kilowatt for dark rooms!
  • The display is bright and easy to read without being too bright.
  • * Has battery backup capability (battery not included) which, per manual, only lasts 8 hours on an alkaline 9VIn sum, the poor display is a deal-breaker for me.
  • Dual alarm FM clock radio with USB charging port, and large GREEN LED display.
  • Dual alarm FM clock radio with USB charging port, and large GREEN LED display.
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Reviews around alarm (2.99 of 5)

  • One of the most annoying alarm clocks I've ever bought.
  • I use the radio to wake up in the morning because I HATE buzzer alarms
  • The alarm is loud and wakes me up, which is the main feature I needed
  • this is a great clock - dual alarms - the alarm is easy to wake up to and does not have an offensive sound - it is one step down from the previous RCA clock I had
  • The alarm would get progressively louder which allows my wife's alarm to wake her up before it disturbs me.
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Reviews around radio (2.20 of 5)

  • and I used them both all the time (one for weekdays and the other for weekends and special times), but the radio was too loud to use and I could not use it or the CD because the volume would only go down so far.
  • Large display, adjustable brightness, good radio receptionCon
  • The radio still works, but the alarms cannot be set for the times we need
  • I found an Emerson Smart Set Dual alarm radio with line-in Emerson Dual Alarm Clock Radio Amfm Smartset
  • This is not a terrible clock radio, but certainly not a great one, either.
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Reviews around review (1.95 of 5)

  • If you are stupid enough to buy this after reading all the bad reviews, then the best advice I can give you is, whatever you do, DONT LOSE THE INSTRUCTIONS
  • While it worked I liked the ramp up alarm, starting low and getting louder
  • Please ignore all the good reviews on this alarm clock
  • Despite all of the horrible reviews, I was dumb enough to order it anyway.
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Reviews around button (1.85 of 5)

  • No joke, there are four large buttons on the clock which say "SNOOZE", "NAP", and "SLEEP", and "WAKE".
  • The "nap" button broke 6 days after I started using the clock
  • Instructions suck and the buttons need more clarity
  • It's just now wearing out on me where the buttons are becoming non-responsive.
  • After several years of use, the Alarm 1 button would no longer work and I couldn't turn the alarm off.
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Reviews around plastic (1.80 of 5)

  • * Would be better if auto-dimmed using a light sensor or something* Not especially attractive - looks cheap* Shiny black plastic shows dust/dirt* AUX (mini plug) required for playing your USB device, even though it's plugged into
  • * Would be better if auto-dimmed using a light sensor or something* Not especially attractive - looks cheap* Shiny black plastic shows dust/dirt* AUX (mini plug) required for playing your USB device, even though it's plugged into
  • The plastic is as cheap and ugly as it gets and looks like it was slapped together.
  • The settings are very hard to understand, the buttons are not labeled clearly and the plastic is flimsy
  • While it worked I liked the ramp up alarm, starting low and getting louder
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Reviews around quality (1.71 of 5)

  • Other than that, the unit has fine quality, the USB charger is a nice feature for those that need it, it has a nice big display, and it works as advertised.
  • The sound quality is pretty poor even though my expectations were low.- For such a simple device this clock has a pretty large footprint on my desktop (7"W x
  • It is a shameful product in that it proposes to be new and fancy with USB connectivity and multiple sleep settings, but in the end gets bad reception, poor sound quality, and TERRIBLE radio functionality.
  • As others have pointed out, it is extremely poor quality, with a cheap feel
  • Great quality product, arrived as promised VERY fast...
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Reviews around speaker (1.00 of 5)

  • What sound did come through indicates poor speaker quality as well
  • As a clock radio, the speaker is horrible to begin with, and it got blown out because there is no way to set a volume limit on the alarm function when you use the "wake to radio" alarm.

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More about RCA Dual Wake Clock Radio with USB Charging

  • Put USB charging right where you need it at night: on your nightstand! The RC142 offers all the features of a large-display clock radio, with the extra convenience of a USB charging port for your smartphone or other portable device
  • It even has an aux-in for your MP3 player or smartphone, dual-wake alarms that let you set separate alarm times to wake up, and brightness control that lets you set the clock display to high or low.