Oregon Scientific PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock : lovely design fatally flawed

Easy to set up, works well, looks good. Only concern is that without the (vulnerable?) sensor the clock is not radio controlled.

Brilliant clock would highly recommend. Not the cheapest product but u do pay for quality. I wear glasses so in the mornings without them on i struggle to see but the illumination projected on to the wall is clear and i can read it easily without my glasses.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black)

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  • Combining vibrant colour and contrasting textures in a sleek slim-line modern design, with a unique red projection you will never have to fumble in the dark or switch the light on again. The clock projects the time and alarm directly onto the wall or ceiling
  • The time is radio controlled which is precise to the second and adjusts automatically to and from British Summertime, meaning you will never have to set the time again.
  • Warm or cold, inside and out? The RMR221P PRYSMA Projection Clock also measures both indoor and outdoor temperature and includes a remote sensor to place outdoors, so you know how cold or warm it is without even leaving your bed!
  • A dual alarm function allows you to set two alarms time on a single clock, one for you and one for your partner, and with a crescendo alarm with 8-minute snooze function and snooze touch technology you decide whether it’s time to get up or perhaps have a little snooze especially on those cold winter mornings!
  • Large digit display for easy viewing and adjustable brightness to suit individual preferences.

I bought this to replace my old oregon ultra slim projection clock which lasted 10 years. This one is is beautifully put together and the outdoor unit temperature also acts as a receiver for the radio time codes so doesn’t suffer from some of the issues that other radio controlled clocks have. We don’t have any issues with the backlight brightness but it is on the other side of the bed and my other half doesn’t complain ;-).

Nice that the receiver for the time signal is on the outside unit (i think), which makes the timesignal reception much better than my old clock. Very bright ceiling-projection.

Great clock with outdoor temp sensor. Nice touch on the projection clock 180 degrees flip aswell. Light brightness two setting. Shame it’s not automatic when you turn off lights etc. Happy with purchase and does what i want it. Display time and project time and temp.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black) : Love the new modern look of this clock which is to replace an old oregon one. However, there are a few things that were better on the old one as follows, which is why it loses a star. The projected time/temperature has to be on the ceiling/wall on one ‘side’ of the bed, before you could adjust it wherever you wanted to without moving the actual clock. The clock even on dim setting is a bit too bright at night. It does not have battery backup in case of powercut. We decided due to its modern good looks we would keep it and put up with display on ceiling on one side as doesn’t matter that much. May cover the time at night if too bright. We don’t have that many powercuts and also we found with the old style clock with battery backup when the batteries were ‘going’ it made the time go haywire for while till you changed the batteries. I got up once in the winter thinking it was 6am but it was ony 2am.

Lovely design fatally flawed. This clock looks beautiful, and has all the expected features; projecting the outdoor temperature is great. But the backlight on the clock, even in ‘low’ setting, is far too bright to be able to sleep with – you can read a book with it on – which defeats its purpose as a bedside clock.

Ok, but with some design issues. . It took a long time to get the radio signal. The projection is not visible in daylight and only shows the outside temperature. The outside sensor is needed as a remote control for some functions and is not weatherproof.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

Lovely stylish alarm clock that is radio controlled and offers a projection. Looks great at home in a stylish bedroom and the projection makes telling the time at night really easy, no more reaching across, just look up. Picks up the signal reasonably well but can be picky at times.

Smart elegant cool clock, watch out for the 2 pin plug. Delivery 3 days early, thanks amazon. First can i correct another review, the display is red but not a problem. Second the item arrived with a 2 pin plug and no adaptor, luckily i had one and the clock works. Third it does what it says on the tin, the clock connected with the sensor, temperature was available straight away, it took 2 resets to sync the time and date but it is now. Fourth my wife also has a similar alarm clock (hers has a radio – no need for 2) the temperature from her sensor also gets picked up and the clock scrolls between the 2, one in the front of the house the other in the back (2 degree f difference). Overall a really smart elegant cool looking clock with a very clear display, the red display on dimmed will not be too bright at night. Oh and the projection also scrolls between the 2 temperatures contrary to what the instructions say.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

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  1. This is clever because the outdoor sensor is more likely to be in a good reception area and the clock may / need not. Unfortunately the projector was faulty on mine and segments of the numbers were not displayed correctly, making it impossible to read. For those thinking of buying one:-the radio-controlled time signal is picked up by the wireless remote temperature sensor and relayed locally to the clock itself. This is clever because the outdoor sensor is more likely to be in a good reception area and the clock may / need not be. On the downside, the remote must have batteries and be working properly for the clock to remain accurate. There is a switch to chose radio signal source; “eu” or “uk / usa” i assumed that uk / usa would be to one to use (and this is what it was set to, as delivered). At my home (birmingham, uk) this setting didn’t work. Switching to “eu” immediately worked though and the clock quickly adjusted to the correct time.
    1. This is clever because the outdoor sensor is more likely to be in a good reception area and the clock may / need not. Unfortunately the projector was faulty on mine and segments of the numbers were not displayed correctly, making it impossible to read. For those thinking of buying one:-the radio-controlled time signal is picked up by the wireless remote temperature sensor and relayed locally to the clock itself. This is clever because the outdoor sensor is more likely to be in a good reception area and the clock may / need not be. On the downside, the remote must have batteries and be working properly for the clock to remain accurate. There is a switch to chose radio signal source; “eu” or “uk / usa” i assumed that uk / usa would be to one to use (and this is what it was set to, as delivered). At my home (birmingham, uk) this setting didn’t work. Switching to “eu” immediately worked though and the clock quickly adjusted to the correct time.