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Sony ICF-C273L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Sony ICF-C273L. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are overall positive. The design and sound also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the battery and price.

usability, sound, design, portability, size

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICF-C273L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony ICF-C273L from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the durability and design. The portability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. There are some critical views about the price.

usability, sound, portability, design, durability


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony ICF-C273L Clock Radio

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Allie (

Morning Music


This radio is so great for waking you up in the morning. And it has the option of saving like 5 radio stations, the choice between being woken up by the radio or a buzzer. A really simple to use operation and setup, 2 set alarms (you can set your alarm...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Lisa (

is NOT reliable 100% of the time


Have had this alarm clock for over a year and it is NOT reliable at all. I set it dual alarms...only ONE will go off...or none. If an alarm clock isn't reliable....then it isn't an alarm clock!! It's just a radio. Sometimes it works....sometimes it...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: ngbdq (

I wanted to keep it; but too bright for sleep


I could not sleep with this thing; so I returned it after two days.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: dm (

dumb design


do people who design clock radios actually use them? I honestly wonder. this radio has a DST change button right on the TOP where you can -- and will -- casually press it as you are fumbling around with it in the dark. Have an alarm set for a certain...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Purchaser (

Sony ICF-C273


can preset five radio stations ; quite easy to set up once you get used to it ; small and compact

no battery back up so if power goes off you have to set EVERYTHING again

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Notavidlistener (



This product is bad for Sony's image. The sound quality is poor; you would not want to use it for anything else but waking you up in the morning. The buttons are hard to locate - turning the alarm off (as opposed to using the slumber bar) is almost...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: 3391 (

Sony ICFC273L


Reserve & Collect is very useful - saves delivery hassles. The radio is good for use in more isolated spots (with no DAB) FM/AM?LW is useful and I like the separate alarm indicators so you usually don't need to bother checking/resetting. A good little...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Abeoteus (

Great clock radio


Couldnt disagree more with other review. I find this the best clock radio around, so good that both my wife and I have one and I'm getting one for my son.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: kaw123 (

Total waste of money


This is the WORST designed clock radio in the world.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: AM/ FM Digital Tuner; Stylish Design; 5 Direct access preset function; Dual Alarm; Triple display for your convenience; Nap and extendable Snooze function; Brightness Control.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Functions (KB):Radio
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Subcategory (KB):Boomboxes, radios, clock radios
Type:Clock radio

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICF

MD System

Type: None




Preset Station Qty:15
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None