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Emerson Adds To SmartSet Line

1/08/2007 02:00:00 AM Eastern

Emerson Radio has added to its line of SmartSet radio alarm clocks during International CES at booth 12218 in the Central Hall.

The CKS3088 alarm clock radio features a built-in lamp-brightness control and the user can plug a regular bedside lamp and can dim or brighten the lamp using the touch-sensor control on top of the unit.

A computer chip regulates the output voltage going to the lamp, making it possible to dim or brighten the lamp to four different brightness settings, from a soft night-light glow to full brightness, Emerson said.

The company's patented SmartSet technology means that the unit automatically sets itself when plugged into an outlet. A memory chip stores nearly a century's worth of time and date information so that the clock also automatically updates for daylight saving time/leap year. A lithium backup battery retains this information during shipping and power outages. The SmartSet memory chip is designed to eliminate problems associated with atomic clocks, which rely on a transmitted signal that can be difficult to catch, depending where the radio is placed.

These two new additions to the SmartSet range have a wealth of innovative features including touch-less snooze control and jumbo easy-to-read LED clock display. Emerson said standard features include "set and forget" alarm with auto repeat and shut-off, choice of three weekly alarm modes and AM/FM radio.

Shipment dates and suggested retail was not available at press time.