I truly loved the ease of operation. I read the instructions and they were very good. What I loved most about it is that I do not need to turn the alarm (either CD, Radio etc) every night because it is in memory. The radio audio quality is excellent. In the past I purchased other clock/radios and there were stations you couldn't get. I highly recommend the Philip Compact CD Player Alarm Clock.
Thank you for your question mitchell092779 . Yes, the Philip Compact CD Player Alarm Clock will run on batteries. It takes 2 AAA, alkaline batteries. Have a great day.
Philips AJ130B Compact CD Player Alarm Clock
The clock light is extra bright so I had to put window tint over the top of it. It would be perfect for a night light also. It really lights up the room. A little difficult getting used to the different functions since I was used to a different kind of cd played alarm clock. But the sound is great and the volume is easy to adjust. I really like this clock.