Top critical review
Could be so much better
Reviewed in Australia on 1 June 2020
It has some great visual designs (the sun and the star). On the negative side, there are plenty of cons:
- The buttons are bizarrely on the front, which can be a real invitation for little fingers to press away and change settings.
- It is ridiculously unintuitive to set up. Good luck figuring out the sequences between those 3 buttons to achieve a simple function. Who on earth designed the interface?
- You need to manually set it each night (otherwise it is just a clock). So you can't just set it to switch from the sun to the star automatically each night.
- It does not have a rechargeable battery, so it needs to be plugged in, which is disappointing in this day and age.
- It's actually smaller than I had expected.
- The digital time display is small and it has no option to display an analogue clock, which is a shame for kids learning to read numbers and the time.
- The key-lock only works after you have set it for the night (every night). So you have to set it for the night, then lock it. The next night unlock it so you can set it, then lock it again... bizarre.
That said, we will keep it because our little one loves it. Besides, there really isn't a lot of better options out there!