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GE 74853 Alarm Clock Manual

Thursday August 6, 2009 @ 1:12 AM EST

So GE contracts out their consumer electronics to some other company but still sticks their logo on them. What's cool about this is that it's nearly impossible to find a manual! I have a 'GE' alarm clock and I was looking for the manual. Google was no help. GE's consumer electronics page doesn't list anything about alarm clocks! The bottom of the alarm clock says 'Thomson Multimedia Inc' which google doesn't like either.

GE's consumer phone section links to http://home-electronics.net (god I hate that domain) which sounds promising and here's where the sleuthing comes in. If you archive.org that URL back to 2003ish you get a really well written language selection drop down which archive.org doesn't like. Dicking around with the URL and archive.org you can eventually get to an english page where you can follow links to alarm clocks and then GET THE PDF!

GE 7-4853c Manual

Thanks for making things so easy for your customers GE!

The combination of features that make this alarm clock better than all others is:

  • Dual alarm
  • Custom timed Nap mode
  • Custom snooze time
  • Big dim (in the dark) light sensitive display
  • Easy alarm and clock set via switch instead of holding buttons
  • Set time via back and forward (gets really fast if you hold it down long) instead of lame minute/hour buttons
What it's missing:
  • Custom alarm duration