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Sony AM/FM Black Clock Radio, ICFC218BK

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Sony AM/FM Black Clock Radio, ICFC218BK
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  • Space saving AM/FM clock radio
  • ATS (Automatic Time Set)
  • ADST (Automatic Daylight Savings Time Adjustment)
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  • Space saving AM/FM clock radio
  • ATS (Automatic Time Set)
  • ADST (Automatic Daylight Savings Time Adjustment)
  • Sony ICFC218 Alarm Clock AM/FM Radio:

    • Highly visible 0.9" green LED display
    • Preset with EST
    • Built-in lithium battery maintains correct time during power failure
    • View date and year with built-in calendar
    • Sony clock radio automatically recognizes DST
    • Single alarm with alarm indicator
    • Extendable snooze allows customization
    • AM/FM analog tuner
    • Sony clock radio lets you wake to radio or buzzer
    • Color: Black

    Specifications

    Color: Multicolor
    Age Group: Adult
    Display Technology: LED
    Battery Size: Clock battery - CR2032 - lithium
    Form Factor: Desktop
    Manufacturer Part Number: ICFC218BK
    Contained Battery Type: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
    Model: ICFC218BK
    Screen Size: 0.9"
    Brand: Sony
    Features: Yes ,  Radio, buzzer ,  Calendar, auto clock set ,  LED ,  Summer time adjustment, digital clock ,  Snooze
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    by an anonymous customer 9/4/2011
    9 answers
    • A. When we plugged the unit in, the correct time was displayed immediately. No setting required.
      by my5112/30/2012
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    • A. You can enter or adjust the time manually, but I've unplugged mine and moved it 2 or 3 times already and as soon as I plug it back in the time displays on its own after a few seconds.
      by Statmanml3/14/2013
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    • A. The time is easy to set. Just hit the + button to arrive at the desired time.
      by Art4Linda3/14/2013
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    • A. No, never tried that. It sets itself doesn't it.
      by ljtee1/27/2012
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    • A. The time is set at the factory but it was off by several minutes so I adjusted it myself which was not difficult. The factory installed backup battery keeps the date and time during power failures.
      by TampaJoe3/14/2013
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    • A. If you are in the United States and you know your Time Zone number, you can just enter the number shown on the operation manual, a number equivalent to your Time Zone. The radio will automatically set the current time for your time zone, and adjust the time automatically during daylight-saving time of the year.
      by Beejay83912/16/2011
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    • A. No, it is automatic. If one has to do anything manually, it is very easy. The clock is great, I bought two.
      by Casimm10/31/2011
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    • A. After changing to a new clock with 13 years on the old one, I found it awkward the first couple days. Read the directions always, because today's technology is bringing in new options & features you might otherwise miss out on. You'll get used to it after a few days.
      by ReviewKat10/31/2011
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    • A. Yes, when you are setting it up for the first time and it's very straightforward - full instructions are linked below: http://www.docs.sony.com/release/ICFC218_US.pdf
      by SonyListens5/13/2012
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    If it requires power supply then will it support 220Vac OR it only supports 110Vac?
    by an anonymous customer 10/6/2008
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    • A. It does seem to require an outlet for power, we use a standard 110 outlet. I think the battery back up is so you don't lose correct time or alarm settings should the power go off.
      by my5112/30/2012
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    • A. There is no battery, so it does require to be plugged into the wall. The manual only states 120V power requirement.
      by Statmanml7/1/2012
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    • A. yes. A standard wall outlet.
      by Art4Linda5/26/2012
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    • A. Since it has been over three years since you've asked this question, either you now know the answer or you've given up! Anyway, this unit is plugged for 120VAC.
      by TampaJoe12/23/2011
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    • A. It only requires 110Vac not 220Vac wall outlet. However, if you have a power supply unit that plugs-in your 220Vac wall outlet, and the power supply unit has on-board outlet with a label 120Vac or 110Vac, you can plug the radio there. Never directly on the 220Vac wall outlet.
      by Beejay83912/16/2011
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    • A. 110 VAC
      by Gavin798/29/2011
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    • A. It is designed for 120Vac only. It does not have a switching power supply that allows for multiple voltages.
      by BobABooey12/12/2011
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    • A. Yes. It requires a power supply to run. The model that I have only supports 110Vac.
      by pianist1237/13/2011
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    by Deboodles 10/21/2011
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    • A. No, there is an place to adjust the brightness of the display.
      by Statmanml8/1/2012
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    • A. No
      by Art4Linda5/26/2012
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    • A. No, but the large green display is neither too bright at night nor too dim during the day. It's just right!
      by TampaJoe8/1/2012
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    • A. This clock radio does not have the switch you are asking for. But what I did was just hang a facial tissue like Kleenex to lower the brightness because it's too bright for me.
      by Beejay83912/16/2011
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    • A. I don't think so. It's not terribly bright but I have moved it facing away from me once or twice when I was having trouble sleeping.
      by Jiminycee11/30/2011
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    • A. No, but the one setting is good. The clock is great for the short money.
      by Casimm10/31/2011
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    • A. No
      by DigiFrameFan10/27/2011
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    • A. The ICFC218BLACK does not have a setting to adjust the brightness.
      by SonyListens10/27/2011
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    Customer Reviews | 200 reviews | 4.5 out of 5

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    Completely Practical
    1/25/2008

    Customer review by AxisaJ

    5.0 stars 1/25/2008 by AxisaJ
    by AxisaJ

    Easy to program this clock even previews the alarm set time to assure you get up on time. It has a built in battery that will take over if there is a power outage . The radio tunes in clearly. I'm completely satisfied with this purchase.

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    AxisaJ
    Queens, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Automatic Time Set - not so great
    6/13/2011

    Customer review by WildHeaven

    3.0 stars 6/13/2011 by WildHeaven
    by WildHeaven

    I bought 2 of these for my bedroom & the guest room. I really liked the feature of the automatic time set and our power blips a lot. It was getting very annoying having to constantly reset the clocks after the power would go out for 20 seconds. I also love the feature of daylight savings time change. I don't have to remember. I haven't had a problem with the radio. I like the volume on the low side to wake me up. But after a few months of having these clocks, I found the time to be off. It started with just a minute or two off. Now there is at least a 15 minute difference. And the downside, you can't manually change the time.

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    WildHeaven
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Great little radio!
    12/2/2008

    Customer review by twnshoppr

    5.0 stars 12/2/2008 by twnshoppr
    by twnshoppr

    For the amount of money spent. you cant beat this deal. the radio reception is great! i live in a very rural area and pick up 'alot' of stations compared to the pricey recievers and boomboxes. And the mutiple alarm settings are a nice addition. theres also the daylight and time zones- kinda nice little extra features.

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    twnshoppr
    G-Town, NM
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Once per week
    A Great Value...
    2/14/2011

    Customer review by BobABooey

    5.0 stars 2/14/2011 by BobABooey
    by BobABooey

    Plug it in and it is ready to go. The old clock radio's had a 9volt back battery that was always dead. This Sony has built in back up and sets itself. The radio sounds OK and reception is fine. For $10 this is a no brainer, don't waste money on a no-name unit when you could have a Sony.

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    BobABooey
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Good value, simple to operate
    11/7/2011

    Customer review by vitizz

    5.0 stars 11/7/2011 by vitizz
    by vitizz

    I bought this for around $9 at my local walmart. It has a few extra features that my previous alarm clock did not have and I found them all pleasing. 1) It sets its own time and automatically adjusts for daylight savings. If you feel like it's off, you can adjust the time manually. 2) Instead of regular Hour and Minute buttons to advance the time, it has a rocker that can adjust forwards and backwards. I'm a college student and frequently set my alarm for different times depending on my schedule for the next day, and it's nice that I can set it backwards an hour just by holding back the rocker for a few seconds rather than having to repeatedly press the 'hour' button 11 times to achieve the same effect. When you go to set the alarm, you just set the alarm switch to either Radio or Beep and then use the rocker to adjust. There are no menus or additional buttons to hold down. Extremely simple. 3) Snooze timer: When you press the snooze button, it will show the number '10' for ten minutes snooze. If you press it again while that number is showing, it will advance to '20.' This could be very bad if you are lazy, but I like it. When the first snooze runs out and the alarm plays again, your second snooze will be 7 minutes instead of 10. Eventually, it will not let you snooze again, which is a good feature if your a snooze addict like I am. 4) The 'beep' alarm starts quiet, but progressively gets very loud. It is also high in pitch. A good system for deep sleepers. You can also wake up to the radio if that is your thing. The sound quality of the radio is fairly okay for a $9 device. Don't have too high expectations of it. If you want a really good radio, you'll want to look into a higher price point. I also have just one complaint: the numbers are rather bright. I point it away from my bed while I'm sleeping so it doesn't keep me awake.

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    vitizz
    Bloomigton, IL
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:5 - 6 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    It's a Sony, what did you expect?
    10/30/2011

    Customer review by ReviewKat

    5.0 stars 10/30/2011 by ReviewKat
    by ReviewKat

    For the past 25 years, I've bought Sony brand everything I could get my hands on, and of course within my budget, whenever I could. It seems like 4 out of 5 times; I got a product that costs a little more, but lasted twice as long, was the most dependable on the market, and built with top-shelf quality. This clock appears to have these traditions built in,judging its looks, feel, working options, and sound ( I like high treble & low bass) clarity. In Walmart's huge selections, the price was closer to the middle, in comparison to other no-name brands. It looks good now and I think it will look good in 5 or 10 years, with just a little dusting and polishing. The only drawback is: The sequence for setting the alarm is a bit awkward and hard to read in the dark. Some of the awkwardness might be due to being so accustomed to my last Sony alarm (13 years) and now having different controls, it just seems awkward. All in all, this was by far the best deal for their best alarm clock.

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    ReviewKat
    Kalamazoo, MI.
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    excellent clock radio
    11/26/2008

    Customer review by Curtis44

    5.0 stars 11/26/2008 by Curtis44
    by Curtis44

    Wanted a clock radio that gets good AM radio reception at late night. Tried other radios, but I got the perfunctory response ("What do you expect?"). Well, I went with the Sony brand name. I know the reputation. Not only did I get all the bells & whistles, I get all the stations. I took back the other radio, and now I can buy Sony's for each of my five bedrooms & have change left over. If you want late night reception, look no further, & spend no more! What a bargain! Happy listening!

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    Curtis44
    NE Pennsylvania
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Awesome Alarm Clock for the Price
    12/1/2011

    Customer review by HAUL123

    5.0 stars 12/1/2011 by HAUL123
    by HAUL123

    I like this alarm clock for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that it's easy to find the button to shut it up. Especially if you're in a dark room. It's easy to set time and alarm time as well. If you live somewhere that switches to daylight savings time..........it has a mode for that so you won't have to worry about it. The green LED gives off just enough light where it's not blinding you while trying to sleep. I love that it has a radio/buzz mode for the alarm. Last, if your low on money and don't need anything to high-tech (which why would you....an alarm clock should only serve a few purposes - mainly getting your butt up), then this alarm clock will do the trick. And I believe it will exceed your expectations....it did mine!

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    HAUL123
    Phoenix, AZ
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    8/13/2011

    Customer review by OLTEL

    5.0 stars 8/13/2011 by OLTEL
    by OLTEL

    My objective was a bed side radio with adjustable volume that allows very low to moderate sound and easy on/off control. I live in an assisted living facility and that requires consideration for elderly neighbors who may be sleeping hence the need for good adjustment of volume. On top of the casing are the on/off buttons easily found in the dark by my outstretched fingers. I like this radio so much that I bought another one for the bathroom.

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    OLTEL
    Hanover, MD
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Excellent product
    9/21/2008

    Customer review by risinger

    5.0 stars 9/21/2008 by risinger
    by risinger

    What can you say here? It's a SONY. A great price for an extremely good product. With all the power outaged with "IKE", it never missed a beat. It comes with the battery already inserted. Now where do you ever see that?

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    risinger
    Henderson TX
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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