The Marathon Classic Silent Sweep alarm clock is a simple yet sophisticated choice that comes in a variety of color choices for you to choose from. It\u2019s as quiet as you need it to be since it\u2019s second hand doesn\u2019t have a ticking sound, and with an option to have it backlit at night, you\u2019ll still be able to easily tell the time even if you\u2019re in the dark. Go ahead and read this review to find out what to expect from it, and you\u2019ll be able to if it\u2019s the best alarm clock for your needs.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Marathon Alarm Clock\r\nFor anyone that\u2019s in the market for a simple, good looking analogue clock, the Marathon Alarm Clock fits the bill. It\u2019s easy to operate, and has a amber backlight that you can use to read off the time at night without a lot of strain. And for some security, why not take a look at a popular home addition by reading our review of 20 of the sneakiest secret doors.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nUnlike the American lifetime clock, the Marathon Classic alarm clock relies on a set of AA batteries to keep running, and does not come with the option to connect it to a mains switch. The clock however takes quite a while to deplete the batteries, though if you have the night light on for most of the night, this might be significantly longer. The night light is situated on its top panel, where it also doubles up as a snooze button that shuts the alarm off for another 5 minutes incase you need just a bit more sleep.\r\nDesign\r\nCompared to other alarm clocks like the LBell LB01 Sunrise Alarm Clock, the Marathon Alarm clock doesn\u2019t feature much to talk about in terms of design, though it does offer a healthy variety of colors that you can pick and choose your favourite from. It\u2019s available in a black, gold, silver or white color, and has a very distinct red button that\u2019s used to set up the alarm time. Weighing 0.6 pounds, it\u2019s a fairly light alarm clock, and with a conveniently placed snooze buttons, you won\u2019t struggle to shut the alarm off for an extra 5 minutes of sleep once it starts ringing.\r\nValue\r\nIf you\u2019re already used to having a digital alarm clock like the travelwey home led digital alarm clock for example, then switching to an analogue one might feel a bit weird. In spite of this, the fact that the Marathon clock has a silent sweep second hand means its operation will still be as quiet as that of a digital alarm clock, so you shouldn\u2019t have to worry about a ticking sound as you sleep.\r\nMarathon Alarm Clock Wrap Up\r\nThe Marathon Alarm clock is a quiet, good looking choice that\u2019s just perfect for your bedside. It\u2019s got an adjustable amber backlight for you to decide how bright it needs to be at night, and is a perfect choice for your kid\u2019s room especially if you don\u2019t want them fumbling with a digital clock.