updated 07:40 pm EDT, Mon March 22, 2010
New Sony clock radio has projector, thermometer
Sony today introduced a new clock radio that is unique as it sports a built-in projector that will throw up the time onto a bedroom wall. The projector can be set at various angles in relation to the wall, and can even show the time on the ceiling. The ICF-C717PJ also has a built in thermometer to show room temperature, and has five nature sounds programmed in to help users relax before going to sleep.
Finished in brushed aluminum, the clock radio has dual alarms, which can be set to play an AM or FM radio channel, a buzzer or digital music from an iPod or other digital media player. Nature sound choices include undersea world, waves, mountain brook, rainfall or a birdsong.
An LCD display can be set to one of four brightness settings. Battery backup ensures users wake up even when there is an overnight power outage.
The Sony clock radio ships to Europe in April, though pricing has not been revealed.