In searching for something 'awesome' to help encourage my 6 year old not only to tell time independently, but also to keep him from coming into my room at 6 am on Saturday mornings to ask me if it's time to get up yet, I found this 'spaceship' projection clock. It is, in fact, awesome. My son has said so on several occasions. He loves that he has a choice as to which space scene we project in his room, although, I have found that only the moon scene allows the time to be easily visible from across the room (as the only available outlet is there). There is an option to use batteries, which would allow the clock to be closer, so, really this is an issue that we have accepted as our own. We have not yet tried to use the alarm to wake him up, but it was easy enough to set up.My only issue is that the display on the actual clock (not the projection part, but the physical screen on the clock) does not have a light display, making it rather difficult to see the time when not using the projection mode. My son doesn't really seem to care; he just turns the lights off in his room when he wants to see the time, actually he has taken to playing his handheld game system in his room in the dark so that he can see the screen better and know what time it is... kids. But I find it rather annoying to not be able to see the time during the daylight hours, or when a light is turned on.If your child is inclined to only use the time feature when it is dark, this clock is truly awesome. All sarcasm aside, weighing difficulty of visibility on the screen against my sons appreciation and use, I would buy this clock again given the choice.