We have enjoyed the extra features that this clock provides. We are using it in a main living area indoors and find the thermometer and hygrometer helpful. You do have to calibrate the hygrometer, which means you have to know the humidity in the room. This was not a problem for us, but has been mentioned as a con in other reviews. The color is described as bronze, but it is more toward the copper range and still worked in our room. Overall, a good buy!