I love the idea of this alarm, but I haven't found it the easiest to use and after having had it for a few weeks am wondering if it was a good purchase. I like waking up to the light gradually, but I still feel as if I'm getting up before sunrise. The buttons are too small and hard to push; you have to use both hands because otherwise you just push it around the table. I've only used the nature sounds because the radio seems to have limited power and there is no dial to tell which station number you're on. I wish that I had gotten the alarm with the CD or MP3 capacity. It took me a few days to figure out, and I'm glad that I set my old alarm at the beginning or I wouldn't have made it to work on time.