Pros / The alarm buzzer is loud.
Cons / It doesn’t have a radio alarm.
Verdict / The Travelwey alarm clock is simple to use and very affordable.
The Travelwey Home alarm clock is a no-frills and affordable option to wake even the deepest sleeper. There are only three buttons on the back panel that control the display dimmer, alarm volume and an alarm on/off button. It only has one alarm tone, but its traditional alarm buzzer is one of the loudest we tested. The highest volume setting maxed out at almost 82 dB, which is about as loud as a blender. We measured the volume from two-feet away, and lowest volume setting was still over 60 dB, which is as loud as a normal conversation and louder than the loudest setting on the Timex XBBU. If you prefer to wake up to a progressive buzzer or nature sounds, you should consider a different alarm clock.
The large snooze button on the top panel doubles as a nightlight. If you press the button before or after the alarm goes off, a soft white light emanates from the opaque plastic button. While in alarm mode, the snooze button turns the alarm off continuously for nine minutes at a time until you toggle the alarm button on the back panel. The Travelwey uses two AAA batteries to save the alarm and time settings. The battery operation also allows the alarm to function during a power outage, but it doesn’t display the time without power from a wall socket.
The display has two settings: high and low. The high setting shows the current time in large red numbers and is easy to read from across the room. The low setting on the model we tested turned the display completely off, which is useful for those that like the bedroom to be completely dark but is also an obvious design flaw. This alarm clock has a power cord that’s permanently attached to the back panel, so tuck it away behind a nightstand to prevent a trip hazard.
The Travelwey Home LED Clock is simple to use and has a loud buzzer alarm. It’s missing the alarm options and display features of the best we tested, but normal for a device less than $20. This is a great option for a no-frills, workhorse alarm that wakes deep sleepers.