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    Smile Radio use as bedside radio/alarm

    Before ordering the SB Radio some question's:

    I want to used it as a bedside radio/alarm. Is it totally dark when i want to go to sleep or is there a dim screen or so.

    when dark, is there a button for a back light or so, so that i can check the time.

    The reason why i'm asking is because i like the dark when sleeping, so it would be handy that the radio is dark and when i briefly wake up i want to check the time, then i click a button i have briefly light on the radio.

    Sorry for the bad english

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetervanHanergem View Post
    Before ordering the SB Radio some question's:

    I want to used it as a bedside radio/alarm. Is it totally dark when i want to go to sleep or is there a dim screen or so.
    It has a light sensor so the screen dims automatically.
    Per default in the 'off' state there is a screensafer, which shows a digital clock (white letters) on black.
    When there is no light around this dims very low, so you still see the numbers but it doesn't illuminate the surroundings. I'm not disturbed at all by this but still can read the clock.

    I couldn't find a button though to turn on the light.
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    It goes very dim in a dark room. If you turn the knob or touch any buttons, it will light up so you can read the screen and then go back to dim after a short time.

    If you want it completely dark, you can set "off" mode to screen off. I'm pretty sure that in this case turning the knob would not turn on the screen. Most likely you will find it gets dim enough with the automatic light sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeSue View Post
    and then go back to dim after a short time.
    What is short ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetervanHanergem View Post
    What is short ?

    Thks
    Whatever you have set for your screensaver delay, I think. 30 seconds or so.
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    thks

    btw, how do you become betatester ? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetervanHanergem View Post
    thks

    btw, how do you become betatester ? :-)
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    can only agree

    I can only agree on the statements above!
    I was also afraid that the backlight of the radio will be to strong during the night - the first night together with the radio was horrible as the default setting is just to keep the light on
    but now I changed it to dimm automatically accoring to the surrounding and I am really impressed!!
    perfect stuff! :-)

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    Donuts...........lots and lots of donuts!

    So i baked a few hunderd, do you have an adress to send them to ?

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    What if some people like the display to be dimmer than others in a totally dark room? Can the dim level be adjusted?
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