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Microbeam Travel Clock

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Our travel clock shows you the time of day and lights your way–a must have for business travelers.
  • Just pick it up and it turns into a flashlight
  • Easy-to-use Snooze/Backlight button
  • Functions include time, alarm, date and temperature
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included
Here’s a bright idea for business travelers: pick up your own Microbeam Travel Clock, from Brookstone.

Microbeam Travel Clock
Microbeam Travel Clock

Microbeam Travel Clock

842421p

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Microbeam Travel Clock
 
2.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Attractive color scheme (5)
  • Well made (5)

Cons

  • Cheaply made (4)
  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Any room (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), High-end shopper (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best travel alarm clock!

I have used this model alarm clock for my frequent business travel overseas. Loved it so much, I bought ones for my son and daughter when they traveled. Was sad when mine finally...Read complete review

I have used this model alarm clock for my frequent business travel overseas. Loved it so much, I bought ones for my son and daughter when they traveled. Was sad when mine finally (after many years of good use) wore down such that one small part of the display time was no longer readable. Could not find this model in our local Brookstone, so ordered online. Am looking forward to many more years of good use. Note that the flashlight feature is somewhat unique among alarm clocks. I have used it a LOT.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A mosquito buzzing in your ear is louder

Nice looking piece of junk. Here is why.
Rather than repeat the same CON statements, this is in addition to them.
It is totally worthless for anyone who has a high...Read complete review

Nice looking piece of junk. Here is why.
Rather than repeat the same CON statements, this is in addition to them.
It is totally worthless for anyone who has a high frequency HEARING DEFICIT or is a DEEP SLEEPER.
THE ALARM is so HIGH PITCHED and BARELY AUDIBLE you won't hear it. It is just a little louder than a mosquito buzzing in your ear.
You have to press the top of the clock to light the display. Instead of just opening your eyes to see what time it is, you have to fumble and manually turn on the light to see what time it is potentially knocking it over and turning on the flashlight further awakening you.
Seeing what time the ALARM is set for is only visible when you take the clock apart and fumble with the controls. Someone "clever designer" thought the temperature was more important than the basic function of an alarm clock that is, verifying what time it is set for. IT IS NOT EASY TO SET THE ALARM. The control buttons are minuscule and you have to remove the cover to get to them. The type font size on the setting controls is about 35,1000ths of an inch high, so you better have your glasses available.
So unless you have hearing like a bat and eyes like a hawk, buy something else.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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1.0

Really bad design.

By Scotty

from Raleigh, NC

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

        You can't set the alarm, clock, or calendar on this clock unless you remove the battery door? And its not the easiest in the day in the sunlight let alone in a dark hotel room after a long day of travel. Are they serious? I got this as a gift or I would return it. Sorry but some assembly required just to change my alarm time is not my idea of a good travel clock.

         
        3.0

        Batteries come loose zeroing clock

        By Jim The Juice

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Color Scheme
        • Attractive Design
        • Nice Loud Alarm

        Cons

        • Batteries Come Loose

        Best Uses

        • Any Room

        Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

        There are 4 batteries which have a tendency to come loose from their electrical contacts. This requires that all settings must be reset from zero each time this happens. And this is complicated by the fact that the back must be removed each time the clock or alarm need to be reset. This is an overly complicated and cumberson design. I have used a folded piece of paper to keep the batteries in place, which seems to solve the problem. Also, the need to remove the back of the clock each time to reset the alarm causes the back to crack or break after long term use. Otherwise I love this clock. Nice loud alarm.

         
        4.0

        our second one

        By Mary

        from Arnold, Ca

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Had One Before Loved It

        Cons

        • Not Made As Good

        Best Uses

        • Use In Bedroom For Travel

        Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

        we us this for travel, great for dark rooms that we are not familiar with. This is our second one and although we like it, it doesn't seem to be made as good as the original.

         
        5.0

        Like this product

        By Clock owner

        from Bristow, Virginia

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Room

          Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

          Good travel clock. Good features.

           
          5.0

          This is my second one.

          By Mary the Bridge player

          from Reedville, VA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Color Scheme
          • Attractive Design
          • Sturdy
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Room
            • Master Bedrooms

            Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

            I use mine every night. The instant flashlight is great! It is easy to read with the light-up face.

             
            4.0

            Best travel alarm clock!

            By MM

            from Darnestown, MD

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Color Scheme
            • Attractive Design
            • Easy-to-use Snooze Button
            • Excellent Back-lighting
            • Flashlight
            • Sturdy
            • Temperature In F And C
            • Well Made

            Cons

            • Snoozes For Only 15 Min

            Best Uses

            • Any Room
            • Perfect For Traveling

            Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

            I have used this model alarm clock for my frequent business travel overseas. Loved it so much, I bought ones for my son and daughter when they traveled. Was sad when mine finally (after many years of good use) wore down such that one small part of the display time was no longer readable. Could not find this model in our local Brookstone, so ordered online. Am looking forward to many more years of good use. Note that the flashlight feature is somewhat unique among alarm clocks. I have used it a LOT.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            A mosquito buzzing in your ear is louder

            By iconoclast

            from Round Rock, TX

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

                Nice looking piece of junk. Here is why.
                Rather than repeat the same CON statements, this is in addition to them.
                It is totally worthless for anyone who has a high frequency HEARING DEFICIT or is a DEEP SLEEPER.
                THE ALARM is so HIGH PITCHED and BARELY AUDIBLE you won't hear it. It is just a little louder than a mosquito buzzing in your ear.
                You have to press the top of the clock to light the display. Instead of just opening your eyes to see what time it is, you have to fumble and manually turn on the light to see what time it is potentially knocking it over and turning on the flashlight further awakening you.
                Seeing what time the ALARM is set for is only visible when you take the clock apart and fumble with the controls. Someone "clever designer" thought the temperature was more important than the basic function of an alarm clock that is, verifying what time it is set for. IT IS NOT EASY TO SET THE ALARM. The control buttons are minuscule and you have to remove the cover to get to them. The type font size on the setting controls is about 35,1000ths of an inch high, so you better have your glasses available.
                So unless you have hearing like a bat and eyes like a hawk, buy something else.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                backlight not last past 2 nights-

                By pam

                from denver,co

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Cheaply Made

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

                    I bought and exchanged this for another one because the backlight stopped working after second night. Same thing happened with second replacement one. I am returning it because it is defective product not the batteries. I'm a flight attendant so I need a reliable alarm clock AND one with a constant light.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Nice features, but poorly made

                    By MBR

                    from Arlington, MA

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Pros

                    • Desirable Features

                    Cons

                    • Cheaply Made
                    • Flimsy
                    • Hard To Read Without Lift
                    • Parts Fall Off

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Room

                    Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

                    This has all the features I want in a travel alarm. A temperature reading and LED light as well as time and alarm. BUT the upright design makes it hard to read without picking it up. Even WORSE the catch that holds the battery broke and I have it taped together. To reset the time or alarm, you need to remove the battery cover and retape it back. If someone drops it (as a hotel made did) and the batteries fall out, you have to reset everything.

                     
                    5.0

                    An familiar friend

                    By JudyL

                    from Elk Grove California

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Color Scheme
                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Assemble
                    • Sturdy
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Room
                      • Guest Rooms
                      • Kids Rooms
                      • Large Spaces
                      • Master Bedrooms

                      Comments about Microbeam Travel Clock:

                      This is the second one we bought, the first is still working but we needed another for travel reasons. I is a wonderful travel clock as it is a flashlight as well.

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                      Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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                      Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                      • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
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                      Microbeam Travel Clock

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                      SKU: 842421
                      • Ships on Week 03/18/2015
                      • Returns: This product may be returned within 60 days of purchase with original receipt (See our Return Policy).
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