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Old 03-29-2020, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I currently have a C Crane wifi Clock Radio. If there is nothing on the radio presets it is impossible to find another station. During the day would be fine, but I don't want to have to go through pressing and clicking a million times to find another station. It would wake me up.

I need a radio that has a sleep timer so I can set it for and hour and it will go off. I don't want my phone involved and I am not looking to hack something to work. I have several Bose products but none have a sleep timer so that kills that idea. I don't want to use Alexa. Is there such an animal? Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I was all set to suggest looking at C Crane....love my wifi radio.

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Old 03-29-2020, 10:17 AM
 
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I was all set to suggest looking at C Crane....love my wifi radio.

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Gemstone1
I have the little rectangular box clock radio and I love the quality. But, my presets now with the current situation are all corona all the time and my sports are all victim to corona so they are replaying old games and I am not interested in that at all. Trying to add in new stations at night only wakes me up. SO I am looking for an alternative. I am guessing there are not a lot because I am pretty good at researching this sort of thing and so far I have come up with nothing.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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My head hurts reading this. USE YOUR PHONE. There are a million apps to do this. Why do you not want to use the device that sits by your bed every night already? Or just buy an old school actual click radio?!?
I don't get this at all.....

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:00 AM
 
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My head hurts reading this. USE YOUR PHONE. There are a million apps to do this. Why do you not want to use the device that sits by your bed every night already? Or just buy an old school actual click radio?!?
I don't get this at all.....
I am sorry to have hurt your head. My reasons are simple. A) I am sorry that I don't keep my phone in the bedroom but I don't. B). Believe me I am far from stupid, I am unable to use a standard C/R since the stations I want are not available here, that is why I said WIFI. I can't pull in the old stations, I spent my life going to sleep to.
C) I want to be able to see the time at a glance and not actually have to do anything other than turn my head. D) If I want to change the station I don't want to have to fumble with the phone.

Thanks for the reply and I hope I have been helpful in making you understand.
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Old 04-02-2020, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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I am sorry to have hurt your head. My reasons are simple. A) I am sorry that I don't keep my phone in the bedroom but I don't. B). Believe me I am far from stupid, I am unable to use a standard C/R since the stations I want are not available here, that is why I said WIFI. I can't pull in the old stations, I spent my life going to sleep to.
C) I want to be able to see the time at a glance and not actually have to do anything other than turn my head. D) If I want to change the station I don't want to have to fumble with the phone.

Thanks for the reply and I hope I have been helpful in making you understand.
I do exactly the same thing as you. I don't like having my phone with me at night and usually I turn it off. Nothing like the old school radio alarm clocks.
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:57 PM
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I use a 10 year-old. Grace Digital wifi radio for overnight listening. It has a sleep timer and an alarm clock function, but they're kind of cumbersome to use. The newer units like the one at this link might be easier to use.

https://gracedigital.com/shop/encoreplus/
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I do exactly the same thing as you. I don't like having my phone with me at night and usually I turn it off. Nothing like the old school radio alarm clocks.
I can't imagine any reason I would ever turn my phone off. There's a do not disturb option on most modern phones.
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:02 PM
 
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My head hurts reading this. USE YOUR PHONE. There are a million apps to do this. Why do you not want to use the device that sits by your bed every night already? Or just buy an old school actual click radio?!?
I don't get this at all.....
I'm usually on the "use my phone for everything" train but I had a WiFi radio for years and liked the fact that I could hit one button and get to a particular streaming station. Didn't have to worry about unlocking my phone, navigating to the app or shortcut, or pairing to a Bluetooth speaker. Super convenient.

That said, the reason I say "had" is because that WiFi radio no longer supports some of the services I used. And that is the reason I won't buy another one. It's a risk to buy one because you never know how long your radio, or at least your services on that radio, will be supported.

If the phone is out, Fire tablets are cheap enough that I could see buying one of those and some decent speakers and using them as a dedicated WiFi radio,
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Old 04-03-2020, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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They are all not that great, but you could try Grace or Ocean.
I like my German made Blaupunkt and it's great. Not sure if available on US market, though.

I also use Radio Garden app on my phone.
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