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Speaking Clock Deluxe

CNET Editors' review

Speaking Clock Deluxe is a customizable clock that can alert users to the time in a variety of ways. The clock's various features and simple interface make it an appealing choice.

The program's interface is fairly intuitive, although some features that seemed like they would be accessible in the Settings menu could actually only be accessed by right-clicking on the program in the system tray. No matter; that's about as complicated as the program got. Although there were some aspects of the text-to-speech features that weren't intuitive, the built-in Help file explained everything clearly. The interface organizes all of the feature's options into easy-to-navigate tabs, making it simple to configure the clock to your liking. The program offers what you would expect of a speaking clock; analog and digital settings, several skins, alarms, a timer/stopwatch, and customizable intervals for speaking the time. The clock also includes a few unexpected extras, such as a calendar and speaking calculator. The alarm feature includes a lot of options, such as variety of alert sounds and the ability to use an agent--an animated cartoon character--to deliver alerts. We also liked the fact that users can choose between natural speech or text-to-speech, and that the Help file explained the differences between the two.

Overall, Speaking Clock Deluxe performed well and included everything we'd want from a speaking clock. The program has a 30-day trial limitation. It comes as a ZIP file and leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.3 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

    4.3 stars

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful application"

    February 18, 2011  |   By vinayababu

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    Very useful application

    Cons

    Wished more alarm provisions

    Summary

    Good

    Updated on May 18, 2011

    Very good product,I would like to make a small contribution to the site

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I give it the five star"

    May 31, 2010  |   By Pgem

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    I like every thing abouit it.

    Cons

    Well the changing from digial to a reg. clock does not work.

    Summary

    I like this prouduct because It work very good. it let me know the time out loud.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Helps keeping a close watch on time without looking"

    February 10, 2010  |   By harrycross33

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    The chimes of Big Ben before saying the time

    Cons

    There is nothing I dislike

    Summary

    I like it because it keeps me aware of the time without me having to look at my watch.all the time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AWESOME , AWESOME, AWESOME"

    October 22, 2009  |   By lindaleeee

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    I LIKE THE ANNOUNCE TIME, I CAN HEAR IT AT NIGHT IF I HAPPEN TO WAKE UP.

    Cons

    I LOST REGISTRATION CODE AND ASKED FOR YOU TO RESEND IT TO ME AND STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT

    Summary

    I LOVE IT, I HAVE HAD IT FIR YEARS AND WILL CONTINUE TO USE IT EVERY DAY

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Still the best..!"

    October 3, 2009  |   By OldeFart

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    I like almost everything about this appliance, even the upgraded price which is very reasonable for a clock that's filled with extras.

    Cons

    Only that it can't play multiple songs in sequence.

    Summary

    Of all the clocks that I've tried in the past, the deluxe 3.62 (like it's predessors) has given me the least amount of problems. It performs as stated and contains no spy ware or virus. If you use your imagination you can get this little jewel to do almost anything you choose. For instance, along with the alarm (which you can program an alert message of your choice), in the announce mode you can also install a wave file of any sound (I used a voice message that I copied from an old movie) and with both created what sounded like an hourly conversation. It's amazing what you can do with the speaking clock and you'll have hours of fun just trying different tasks in different languages.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It's okay. Better than other apps I've used"

    August 20, 2009  |   By frankienance

    Version: Speaking Clock Deluxe 3.62

    Pros

    You get what you download

    Cons

    This is not totally free...it lures you in with all features then after download and install you find that you only have the normal regular features of other apps.

    Summary

    The downloaded clock is average. Not able to simply have the full product without purchase is a downer. The permitted allowed features are no better than the full free clocks out there. Windows Media Center Edition Powertoy clock is still tops over any I've ever used.

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