I can only recommend this for what it's worth --- $10. When I tried installing the AA battery, it took needless time to insert the battery because it did not seat or align properly. Getting the battery cover off and on was not convenient and had to be carefully put in place so the clock would function. Once you do get it to work, nobody move because it does not appear to be all that sturdy. I could not trust it as a travel alarm, but it fits perfectly on the tiny shelf of my bathroom cabinet. However, the buttons are on the front and easy to use.