"Very impressive table/clock radio."3.5 starson by nrsullivan
Pros: Decent sound for its size and very nice design. Time display is readable from just about anywhere in the average size bedroom.
Cons: It takes time to understand the programming and alarm clock features - they are not as intuitive as you might expect. Many of the touch-sensitive buttons serve double duty - just shutting the alarm off was a challenge at first. Lacks AM radio.
Summary: Having purchaed (and satisfied with) three of the Altec Lasing im600s as gifts and for myself, I needed a good clock radio and felt that Altec's new Moodance Glow looked like it would fit the need. All I was hoping for was something that could tell me the time of day, wake my tired butt up in the morning, and do a reasonably nice job of reproducing sound from an iPod or other source. It did not dissapoint.The remote snooze is a more helpful feature than I thought. The wife can hit snooze or shut off the alarm without giving me an elbow in the nose.
However, the new owner should plan on reading the manual - it's a must before you get full benefit from this unit.
Some of the added features like the remote snooze is of little value to me - maybe a spouse would find it handy if they wanted to "snooze" from their side of the bed.
The "glow" feature seems a little non-sensical, but maybe it works to set a mood for others.
But the bottom line is - this is a very nice unit for the money.
Updated on Jan 10, 2009
The "glow" function? No "sparks" yet, but I'll keep trying!