A: Hi. If you would like an "always on" backlight, an alarm clock that plugs into the wall will better suit your purpose. An LED display provides an always on display.
A: See how it looks @ baseline, day or night, without hitting backlight button (white version of same clock) https://www.target.com/p/1-34-lcd-with-top-control-clock-white-sharp/-/A-79703099
A: Hello. With battery operated clocks, the backlight is "on demand". You push the snooze button and the light will come on. It will turn itself off after several seconds. This allows you to see the time and maintain your battery life. It glows brightly in the dark but is also soothing to the eyes. Once you see the time, you can quickly go back to sleep in the darkness.
A: See how it looks @ baseline (from photos of white version of same clock) https://www.target.com/p/1-34-lcd-with-top-control-clock-white-sharp/-/A-79703099
A: The clock is silent.
A: Hi Billie, thank you for your question. This clock takes AAA batteries, but does not come with batteries.
A: Hello again, Shelly. Both should work. If you hold down the hour or minute button for five seconds, it will begin advancing rapidly. If you need to advance the time slowly, you can press the hour or minute button repeatedly to move forward at a slower pace.
A: Hello Shelly, thank you for reaching out. Yes, the colon is supposed to blink continuously. You will notice it blinks 60 times per minute to count the seconds.
A: Thank you for your feedback. It is explained in the listing that the blue backlight is "on-demand." When the light is lit, the clock face is blue, which is what the images reflect. There are also images of the clock face without the blue light on included. Please read the entire listing thoroughly to better understand the features of the clock.
A: The alarm will sound for 59 minutes before shutting off on its own.
A: Yes. The clock works.
A: This clock is only battery operated.