This clock announces the time in a friendly, female voice, when you press the talk button on the top of the thin, oval unit. The other three buttons are covered by a plastic cover, so you never have to worry about them getting bumped while you're traveling. For low-vision folks, the plastic flip-up stand makes the time easy to see from a distance.
There are three small buttons above the little stand. Without entering the Set menu, the first toggles the alarm on and off, and the second tells you what time the alarm is set for. The alarm is very special, because the clock can vibrate, in addition to playing the alarm sound of your choice (rooster, beep, or ditty), so you're sure to wake up - even if suffering from jet lag. Finally, the third button speaks todays date, such as "Thursday, February 11, 2010."
But the list of features doesn't remotely end there. The time can be spoken in twelve or twenty-four-hour time. There is an optional hourly chime feature. You can even access a running stopwatch or configurable timer - all built into your new talking Superclock. Best of all, every feature we've just talked about, from checking the time left on the timer or how many seconds have elapsed on the stopwatch, to setting the time, alarm and date, is totally accessible to a blind person. Every menu talks, and every setting is spoken aloud.
Going on a trip? Always on the go? Traveling just became a whole lot more fun! (Runs on two AAA batteries, not included.)
Measures about 3-1/2 in. by 2-1/2 in. by 1 in.
Package Weight: about 3.2 ounces.
Directions for the Four in One Talking Superclock From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
(From the Talking Clocks shelf.)