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HoMedics HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Wake up to a virtual sunrise and the most soothing sound of the nature. Your own lamp is controlled wireless by the SoundSpa sunrise receiver and it becomes a dawn simulator in your room. You can project on your ceiling for easy nighttime viewing.
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Customer Recommendation75%6 out of 8reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Impressive

05/02/2009
By
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
After researching several similar products online, I decided on this clock due mainly to how cheap it is compared to the others.
I'm a relatively light sleeper, and I was thinking that there may be some sound the lamp would make when the sunrise begins, but it is silent. Very cool. I saw another review on here that stated the their lamp would only turn on full blast. I imagine that they're using a fluorescent bulb, which does not work with dimmers. Also, the radio reception on mine is just fine, and I haven't even rolled out the antenna cord.
I haven't had it long enough to rate the durability, but I do notice that one of my lamp dimmer buttons isn't very responsive. It takes a few times. The LCD clock is also a little bright, even on the lowest setting. I would leave the plastic protector on it. I'm not really sure the point to the LED projector feature.
So, especially for the price, this is a very impressive product, and I had a very nice wakeup this morning. I had a 30 minute sunrise, followed by birds chirping.
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Color Appeal
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
+2points
Review 2 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

not as good in practice as on paper

12/01/2008
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The product features looked much better on paper than in practice. From the clock you can control your lamp with a dimmer feature. With the alarm it turns on the lamp at the specific time. The problem is it does not use the dimmer feature when turning on the clock. I assumed "sunrise" in the product name was describing the way the lamp turned on and that it would use the built in dimmer feature to slowly increase the light over time. But instead it turns the lamp on full blast within a second. The other feature that looked good on paper was the display of the time on the ceiling. The problem with this feature is that it is so bright. Imagine someone holding a flashlight pointed to the ceiling all night. It illuminated my entire large bedroom, regardless of where it was located; much to bright for sleeping. It was more light than any nightlight I have seen for a childerns room. I did not have this product long enough to rate its durability.
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Color Appeal
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
-2points
Review 3 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Good...Not Great

01/02/2009
By ,
Palmyra, VA
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I bought this because I have such a hard time getting up to a regular alarm clock. I hate being shocked awake by loud jangling music or, worse yet, an annoying buzzer. I thought that I'd get up easier if awakened slowly by light and more pleasant sounds. I really like the jungle noises, which seems to be mostly birds. However, I find that I don't wake up to the gradually increasing light or, most times, to the pleasant bird noise. Instead, I don't wake until my husband punches my ribs and asks me to turn off the blasted birds. I really like the time being projected on the ceiling. Set up is an easy concept, but some of the buttons, such as the hour and minute ones, are located on the back of the unit and are rather small. This requires you to pick the unit up and turn it around to see the buttons, which means you can't see the time easily. In addition, although it is supposed to have a snooze feature, it doesn't seem to work properly. Most of the time it will only snooze once. Only once have I been able to get it to snooze a second time. Since I'm not a morning person, it ends up being turned off completely, forcing me to rely on my regular alarm clock to actually get me out of bed.
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Color Appeal
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? No
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
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Review 4 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Just about perfect

10/27/2008
By ,
Greenfield, IN
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I saw this product at another store (where it was priced higher!) I went online and ordered it. It does exactly what it says it will do and more. I love the gentle light coming on rather than a blaring alarm. I like the sound machine and I love how the time is projected onto the wall or ceiling in BIG numbers! It's worth the price!
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
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Color Appeal
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
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Review 5 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Good Product

01/02/2009
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This clock radio does an excellent job projecting the time on a ceiling or wall. I wish the projection had a dimmer because it is really bright. The sounds and radio seem to work fine.
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Ease of Use
4 out of 5
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Color Appeal
4 out of 5
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Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 6 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

Awsome!

12/04/2008
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Works really well I havent had any problems with it at all. Although it they should make it so the light projector is able to adjust a bit better.
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Color Appeal
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
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Review 7 for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500

I love it!

06/17/2009
By
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I absolutely love this! This was a great price at Walmart, but I ended up finding it at QVC for $29... Great buy!
Product Attributes:
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Color Appeal
5 out of 5
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Value
5 out of 5
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Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
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Ratings-Only Reviews for HoMedics - SoundSpa Radiance, SS-5500
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