Rise and shine with a Sony alarm clock radio. While a large, easy-to-read, backlit LCD display with jumbo LEDs make reading the time from across the room a snap, a battery back-up is also there to ensure that you never miss an important appointment or meeting again! Clearly view the time on the large, easy-to-read, backlit LCD display. Bright orange jumbo LEDs mean no squinting to read the time, even without your glasses. Normal alarm sounds with a preset volume are either too low to wake you up, or are so loud that you are awakened abruptly. The gradual wake alarm feature starts with a subtle, low volume that gradually increases to a reasonably high level in order to gently wake you from sleep. With the adjustable brightness control you can ensure you are easily able to read the display during the day and not be distracted at night because the display is too bright when trying to sleep. A built-in analog FM/AM tuner lets you choose from a wide variety of radio, talk, and music programming. Fall asleep to the radio using the programmable sleep timer. For those mornings when you just can’t seem to wake up there’s a snooze button to let you catch a little extra shuteye. The sound turns off, but will automatically come on again after about 10 minutes. An optional backup battery keeps the clock working, even during a power outage. The built-in calendar even recognizes the date, automatically adjusting for Daylight Savings or Standard time. Setup is a snap! The C1 comes preset to Eastern Standard Time, (EST), so all you need to do is plug it in, and set the correct time zone.