- Product Type: Clock Radio
- Features: Dual Alarm
- Color Family: Black
- MP3 Input: Yes
- Audio Video And Accessories Product Type: Digital Tune
- Power Source: Adapter
- Battery Type: 2 AAA batteries for backup (not included)
- Digital tune AM/FM radio
- 10 AM and 10 FM memory presets
- Digital volume control
- Gradual wake to radio or buzzer
- Snooze feature
- Sleep function
- Includes AC/DC adapter UL Listed
- 3.5mm audio line jack for MP3 and any other audio players
- Last user's setting memory
- Digital clock 1.2" red LED display
- Dimmer control
- Built-in speaker and AM/FM antenna
*Items shipped from our warehouse to stores in Alaska and Hawaii will receive a 70% shipping discount.
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What people are saying
Reviewed by 1 customer
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- Attractive Look
- Compact size
- Good Night Dimmer
- Good Radio Reception
- Has Radio Presets
- Large numbers
- Poor Aux Audio In Sound
- Radio Alarm Mode Problem
Comments about GPX® Clock Radio (C253B):
I have the GPX C232B model which I like very much. This one, C253B, is supposed to be a step-up with an additional audio input to serve as a speaker for external devices such as an MP3 player. However, it turned out to be a great disappointment.
Firstly, maybe I got a defective unit, but the radio volume in the radio alarm mode cannot be adjusted unlike the C232B I have. It always wakes to the largest volume with the radio alarm. Secondly, the sound quality from the aux audio input is poor except at the lowest volume, and you cannot control the speaker volume from the alarm clock when the aux audio input is used. So, don't plan on using this as any sort of MP3 speaker and the base model C232B is a better choice.
But I also ran into some difficulty when trying to return this item. According to the acehardware.com website, you can return items purchased through acehardware.com to any Ace store and get store credit. But the store I went to refused to accept it since they said acehardware.com received my money but not them. It sounded as if they are two separate entities, not part of the same company. I then called up acehardware.com which told me they can either send me a free return shipping label or I can go back to the store and ask the manager to call them. So, I returned to the store a second time, and this time they called up acehardware.com to arrange shipping of the alarm clock back to the warehouse and refund the purchase to my credit card. It ended up better than store credit but just be aware of this return hassle if you plan to buy from acehardware.com and may need to return to a store.
Customer service from acehardware.com is excellent though and is commendable.
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