Sony ICF-C273 reviews: Radio

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+ This radio scores very high on features. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 28 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser Gadget lover

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Accurate time keeping, dual alarm function
Bad points:
Battery back up function poor as it only lasts a few seconds. During a power cut or small glitch in the supply thw alarm clock looses all its settings. Display dimmer could be set to go a bit lower
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Design 7.0
Reception/Sound quality 6.0
Display 6.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Brightness can be turned down to very low for night use but time is still viewable.
Single click to turn alarm to inactive for weekends etc
Bad points:
Side dial volume control very sensitive - can be easily knocked to off or turned too high
When setting the time or alarm functions, you need to compete all the options, it won't 'time out' when you have changed what you want
Finding the radio chanels is a bit fiddly but once done its easy to use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Design 8.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Feb 2008

K, Bournemouth Music fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Stylish. Radio presets. Adjustable brightness on display. Sound quality. Well made.
Bad points:
Controls can be difficult to locate at night or half asleep.
Other fascia colours would be a nice touch.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Design 9.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 14 Apr 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Although this alarm clock was quite east to set up. It looks great and was good value for money
Over all I am sure I will get use to the off button in time althogh at first I would of gladly thrown it out the window!!!!!
Bad points:
The off and reset buttons are hard to recognise in the dark
Over all I am sure I will get use to the off button in time althogh at first I would of gladly thrown it out the window!!!!!
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 4.0
Design 9.0
Reception/Sound quality 5.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser 65 year old man

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
It does the job, and the presets are particularly useful.
Bad points:
The "off" bar is rather easily touched when pressiing other controls, and the volume controller is not ver easy to use. I wish it had the possibility of a low volume for "sleep" and a higher one for wake to radio!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Design 7.0
Reception/Sound quality 8.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jun 2008

gillian, southampton

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Design 10.0
Reception/Sound quality 8.0
Display 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 May 2008

Purchaser Music fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
can preset five radio stations.
quite easy to set up once you get used to it
small and compact
Bad points:
no battery back up so if power goes off you have to set EVERYTHING again.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Design 8.0
Reception/Sound quality 9.0
Display 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 01 Feb 2010

Product Features

Type of radio Clock
Radio tuner FM
Solar Power No
Dimensions (mm) 173x57x134
Station Presets 150
WiFi No
Battery Power No
Mains Power Yes

Also known as: SONY ICFC273, SONY ICFC273L

 

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