I have one of these and the touch handle is great, you tap it once and it tells you the time, tap it twice and it tells you the alarm settings! It's an improvement over the 'touch and it illuminates' on my other PURE radio. I have noticed that it sometimes switches itself off completely and the only way you can get it back is by switching it off and then on at the mains (it keeps its settings for the alarm and stuff) It has done that twice in few months...jon stallard said:I bought a pure sonus talking radio recently. You touch the handle and a saucy sounding female voice tells you the time..... One day, they'll invent one that wakes you up with a BJ but until then, this is a neat compact radio that even comes with a port for improved bass. Which is a bit wasted on me at 5.00am during the week!