The sharpness of the projection allows you to visualize the time on the wall or ceiling, regardless of the brightness of the room. For its part, the LCD screen has brightness adjustment that optimizes the display when you use the radio as a conventional sony ICF-C1PJ Alarm Clock. .
The quality of the buttons is basic, according to some users, who expected a more elaborate design in the controls. However, they agree that the device has simple operation.
Verdict: 9.9 / 10
It is a multifunctional radio alarm, whose adjustable projection on ceiling and wall is visualized efficiently and clearly, an aspect that its users value positively.
Main Features Explained
The alarm radios seem to have lost utility due to the alarm function incorporated in the mobiles, making it easier for people to sleep practically with the mobile next to the bed and set the alarm. However, developments in current designs such as projection are a very useful function and that is why Sony has incorporated it into this alarm clock radio.
The ICF C1PJ is a model that projects the time on the ceiling or wall, according to the setting you make depending on your needs. This function allows the programmed time to be displayed at a certain angle.
On the other hand, the focus control will allow you to adjust the sharpness of the projection to your liking, so that when you wake up you see the time clearly and you can get up in no time.
This function is also very useful for children at home, who find it difficult, in some cases, to get up every day. Therefore, this alarm clock with projector is interesting and easy to use.
It is logical to think that a device like this has a higher price than a conventional one, and this model is a sample of it. However, we cannot forget that it has the backing of a recognized brand in the market for electronics, technology and smart devices such as Sony.
When conducting a survey of opinions among users, there are many who claim that the appearance and design of an alarm clock is important, especially because it will be next to the bed or in a place of the room, fully visible, being part of the decor.
For this reason, an attractive, modern and manageable design is expected. In this regard, Sony has used a compact cube format for this device that barely measures 10.2 x 10.1 x 10.1 cm and weighs 490 g. This way you will know that it will not take up much space on your table.
Additionally, the screen has a very elegant and modern mirror finish that gives a touch of distinction to your room, being easy to combine.
As for the configuration, you can make the necessary adjustments in the upper button panel that is easily accessible and with a simple, but functional design for any member of the family.
With regard to the graduation of the angle and the focus of the projection, this radius incorporates a rotary knob to select the position in which you want to see the time, while a smaller wheel is the one that helps to make the graduation of the sharpness. The simplicity of this system is a highlight for users because it does not need complex procedures for its operation.
The usefulness of this device lies in several aspects, however, that you can decide how to wake up is one of its great advantages, since it allows you to select between nature sounds or a radio station, so that you activate from the first moment, in addition to observing the projection of the time in the position you choose.
According to users, this model is one of the best alarm radios because it has a digital tuner, so you can locate your favorite radio stations and save up to 10 frequencies, 5 in AM and the remaining in FM.
In addition, all alarm settings are maintained even when there is a power outage in the middle of the night thanks to the backup battery, a CR2032 battery. Also, taking into account the needs of users and frequent use of the mobile, this device incorporates a USB input to connect and charge your battery.
And if you are one of those who always like to sleep a few more minutes after the scheduled time, you can use the postponement function and choose buzzer volume instead of the sounds of nature or the radio.
All these options offered by the Sony ICF-C1PJ increase its usefulness for any user who wishes to resume in his routine the use of a modern and versatile alarm clock radio.