I have used an electronic clock radio for decades but I have recently acquired a few items from Amazon including an Alexa Echo and saw the clock version on sale and decided to buy it. I am very pleased with the product. It performs very well. Voice recognition is great and response time very quick too. I think that it is a little expensive since it is really only a standard Echo but with slightly better speakers and a clock function and the difference in price from a non clock Echo is significant. No doubt in time the price will drop as newer versions are released. I am still happy with my purchase and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Alexa and needs to use an alarm clock. To use your voice to set the alarm is great and the better speaker is acceptable.