- BW-LAC1 Best Budget Clock Radio
- Main Features
- Sleep Mode Sounds: 4 Types of Natural sounds
- FM Radio Channel tuning
- 3.5 mm Audio jack
- USB Host Port
- Design & Looks
- Two Button Radio Operation
- Sound Quality
- Headphone Jack
- Low light LED Bar
- Discount Coupon
- Price & Availability
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BW-LAC1 Best Budget Clock Radio
The BlitzWolf® BW-LAC1 Digital Alarm Clock and Radio product is a perfect choice for waking you up gently to the sounds of your favorite radio station.
It comes with 20 preset stations available on AM and FM bands – and a handy sleep button – you can choose from news, sports, classical, pop, and dance.
Featuring a large 9-inch display is easy to read even with the bleariest of morning eyes or in the darkest of night. For those looking to grab a few minutes more sleep on those difficult-to-get-out-of-bed morning people, the snooze button lets you wake up gradually and sets the alarm to repeat after a short interval, allowing time for a little more sleep.
BW-LAC1 Digital Alarm Clock Radio [Full view]
BW-LAC1 Radio Digital Alarm Clock Radio (Product intro)
- 9-inch Large Screen – You can quickly get the indication from any angle.
- FM Radio Function – Lean on the couch and enjoy your favorite channels, music, or news.
- Double Alarm Clock- Tap the knob to catch five snoozes, 9 min each time.
- Sleep Mode Let the night light and music accompany you to sleep.
- USB Charging Port – 5V 1A output, convenient for you to charge your phone
- 3.5mm Stereo Audio Output – Connect to earphones to enjoy Hi-Fi sound quality.
|Alarm Sound||6 types of Natural sounds + FM Radio|
|Display Screen |
|Sleep Mode||Sound: 4 kinds of Natural sounds+ FM Radio|
|Light Brightness||3 Levels + 1 Automatic|
|LED Bar Brightness||10 Types|
|FM Radio Frequency||87.5-108MHz|
|FM Channels||≤60 Types|
Featuring a large 9-inch screen, you can look at helpful information like temperature, month/date/week/hour. You can even switch between 3 different brightness levels to ease your eyes.
Sleep Mode Sounds: 4 Types of Natural sounds
You can set up four types of natural sounds to choose from to help you relax gradually and sleep well.
FM Radio Channel tuning
Another highlight of the product is the fine-tuning of stations using a dial-type rotating snooze button which provides a much easier user-friendly method to manually scan for different radio stations. Especially during the night hours, in low light conditions when you want to switch between other radio stations, which can sometimes be very frustrating compared to the standard Left/Right scanning push buttons found in most FM radios.
3.5 mm Audio jack
3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter lets you connect devices such as earphones or headphones with a built-in audio jack. A feature that is not very common in most FM alarm-type radios but is available on the BlitzWolf radio.
USB Host Port
Another useful feature built into the radio is the option to charge mobile devices through the USB Host located on the right side of the radio.
The USB port does not support fast charging, but it does help the 5V-1A (Max) charging, which is better than nothing and is more than enough to charge smartwatches.
- 1x BW-LAC1 Radio
- 1x User Guide
- 1x Service support card
- 1x USB Power Cable
Design & Looks
Focusing on design. The radio’s shape is very economical with a large base and a big 9-inch clear visible display you can easily view across a few meters. On the device display, you get helpful information such as date/month/year/temperature, and the large clock display you can set to 12/24H format. According to the device specifications, the radio needs a power source of 5V-2A. By default, the BW-LAC1 radio package does not include a power adapter, so you must purchase one separately with an integrated USB port.
Also important to mention is that the radio doesn’t come with a built-in rechargeable battery, just a backup battery to store clock data in case of a power outage. The radio is designed to function as a stationary device and not portable, that can be placed in bedrooms, living rooms, and so forth, but if it’s essential, you can hook it to an external power bank battery source which is less elegant, but also works well.
TOP view (Main Controls)
|1||Tuner / Snooze Button|
|2||FM Radio Button||Radio ON/OFF Button|
|3, 4||Alarm 1 / 2|
|5||Sleep Mode Button|
|8||Brightness Level Button||Setting Brightness level |
|9||Radio Antenna||Wired type Antenna|
|10||Power Socket||5V – A2|
|12||12/24HR Clock Settings|
|13||C / F Temperature Settings||Switching between |
Fahrenheit / Celsius
|14||Headphone Jack||3.5 mm|
The main highlight of the BW-LAC1 Radio is most likely related to the fact that it’s straightforward to operate and set up. The tuner/snooze tuning button greatly helps in configuring all necessary settings.
Two Button Radio Operation
Super easy to operate using just two buttons! The tuner/snooze tuning button and the FM radio for switching the radio on and off. If you need to store radio stations in the unit’s memory, you will find this option does not exist in this product.
Having said that, we are talking about a negligible drawback because the scanning band range is not too wide, between 87.5-108MHz, so it takes less than a minute to find a preferred radio station using the tuner/snooze button.
For a 3W speaker, the audio quality of this radio was reasonable. We didn’t detect any particular sound distortions. The bottom line, our general impression was positive.
We love the idea of adding a headphone jack. In our opinion, the audio levels were not too high or medium, even when the volume setting was set to the highest level.
Low light LED Bar
The radio comes with a decorative LED Bar that works as a type of low-light lamp that also lets you access the operating keys during the night. Overall, it adds a nice touch to the radio’s external look. You can turn on the light by pressing the control button and then adjusting the brightness levels by pressing the brightness level button (#8).
The BW-LAC1 radio is an attractive product with a fantastic design. You can’t get a better deal for this low price tag of $27.99 in terms of quality and innovation. It is easy and user-friendly to use, making it an ideal choice for seniors as well as none tech users looking for above decent radio with minimum keys to operate.
Price & Availability
Pros and Cons
– Low Cost
– Charging USB port
– Good Quality
– Large 9-inch Display
– Built-in light sensor
– Lots of functions
– Headphone jack audio level could be higher.
– Not portable.
– No Bluetooth support.