The Laser Alarm Clock V2 with Qi Wireless Charging and Bluetooth is the latest iteration of its extremely popular bedside table clock.
Laser has sold tens of thousands of Version 1. It is still very popular and some prefer its more compact ‘brick’ shape below. Version 2 is more of a rectangle shape.
GadgetGuy reviewed V1 last year saying, “I do like the inventiveness that we see time and time again in consumer tech. And here’s another example, a LASER digital alarm clock with Bluetooth and a built-in Qi charging pad.”
It is a smart idea, you realise, once someone has thought of it and produced the product. Most of us have a bedside clock radio. And most of us charge up our phones overnight.
Review: Laser Alarm Clock V2 with Qi Wireless Charging and Bluetooth Speaker Model SPK-QC002
The first impression is a black, more streamlined, modern look with a large, readable, while auto-dimmable backlit LCD.
The charging pad and NFC connector sit saucer-like in the top middle. Large rotary buttons on the front top right and left complete the symmetry.
Functions – Laser Alarm Clock V2
Clock: It is first a dual alarm clock with oversized 30mm soft white auto dimming backlit LCD numbers. It has a power-fail feature to keep the time for several hours if there is a blackout.
Temperature: The readout can be Fahrenheit or Celsius. It is accurate and appears to have gotten over V1 displaying slightly higher temperatures when charging. That latter is fine if you remember to subtract a couple of degrees when charging.
Alarm 1 and 2: Two alarms are handy. It has three songs and three alarm sounds built in as well as the ability to wake to FM radio. Volume is sufficient to wake the heaviest sleeper, and there is a nine-minute snooze function.
FM Radio: It auto-tunes and allocates the stations to sequential numbers. A rotary dial allows you to scroll through them displaying the frequency.
Aux: A 3.5mm jack allows an Auxiliary music source to play via the speakers
Bluetooth: You can connect to any NFC enabled device simply by placing it on the NFC sensor. Alternatively, you can manually discover it with any Bluetooth enabled devices like a PC or Mac.
If you pair with a smartphone, you can use it as a handsfree speakerphone. It is quite clear and works across a large bedroom.
It has a 5W speaker. Laser state frequency response of 60Hz-18kHz. While some content may reach that typically MP3 and FM radio are less.
The sound signature is quite good with bass kicking in at 200Hz and mids going up to 5kHz. It is a warm and sweet sound signature. Maximum volume was 80dB with acceptable harmonic distortion.
USB-A charge ports
There are three USB-A 5V/1A charge ports on the rear. A 1A rating means it will power most smartwatches and smaller devices. It will charge a 2A+ device at about half the rated speed.
Qi wireless charging
It has a 5W charge pad for overnight and top-up charging. It will charge a Samsung Galaxy S9 or earlier, the latest iPhone 8 and X or any phone with Qi.