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Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
The Sonic Bomb, AKA The Bomb, is for anyone at any age who thinks they might not wake up in the morning. At 113db, this dual alarm is sure to rattle your windows and force your eyes open. And if that doesn't put your feet on the floor, the pulsating alert lights and Super Shaker bed vibrating unit will. However if the room mate needs a little more shut eye, switch off the sound and wake to the powerful bed shaker and let the roomies crash a little longer.
113db extra-loud alarm with adjustable tone & volume control
Packaged with our newest most powerful 12 volt bed shaker
5-level dimmer & test function to ensure your clock is setup properly
Dual Alarm and equipped with 12/24 hour time capability
Built-in red flashing alert lights, and battery backup
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819 of 831 found the following review helpful:
This will wake you upFeb 25, 2010
By Matthew C. Clodfelter
I've had a history of sleeping through alarm clocks. This past summer I lived with a few other people and they would come into my room in the morning and yell at me, because my old alarm would wake them up but I would sleep through it, despite the fact that it was positioned right next to my head.
While I do not believe this alarm reaches 113 decibels or that it is louder than a jackhammer, I will say that it is much louder than your standard alarm clock. The vibrator works very well and is guaranteed to wake up even the deepest of sleepers. You can put it under your mattress, which will cause the majority of it to vibrate, or you can place it against a solid object which will cause a loud vibrating noise. I opted to keep mine under my mattress.
Many people have posted that their units burned out or that it kept time incorrectly. This is because they failed to look at the directions. In the directions that come with the alarm clock there is information detailing a switch on the backside of the unit. It is labeled 24hrs 50hz, 12hrs 50hz, and 12hrs 60hz. This switch not only controls the time format(12 hour vs. 24 hour), but also controls the tuning of the internal electronics. In European countries, 24 hour time format is standard, and wall outlets alternating current runs at a frequency of 50hz. In America, most people use the 12 hour time format, and our electrical outlets operate at a frequency of 60hz. What this means is that if you have this switch in the wrong position, you run the chance of damaging your unit, and you will notice that the time will not be accurate(it says this in the manual).
The only thing that keeps this alarm from getting five stars is the face that I can't use the 24 hour time format. I live in the US but work on a military base and have become accustomed to the 24 hour time format.
tldr; This alarm will wake you up, just make sure to read the manual or you run the risk of incorrect time and a fried alarm clock.
173 of 182 found the following review helpful:
Sledge-Hammer Alarm SubstituteMar 15, 2008
I was desperate to find an alarm that would wake me up in the morning. I joked with my husband about finding one that has a sledge-hammer to clock me in the head, because I just couldn't wake up in the morning.
I was setting an alarm clock, my cell phone clock, and having my husband calling on his way to work and I was sleeping through all of it!
I found this on Amazon and I am astounded at how well it works. The disk goes right under the mattress and it literally vibrates (in bursts) the whole bed. It's not what it sounds like...it's not going to collapse the bed or damage anything...the disk is the size of a large hockey puck and is self contained in it's vibration. The decibel level of the alarm, although doesn't seem much different from other clocks...is unique in its tone and pitch. It has a louder and "stronger" sound (if that make sense). The lights, to me, are unnecessary, because between the shaking and the alarm, it's enough to wake me up.
The only problem is that it has a snooze button! So, I'll get jolted awake, smack the snooze button, and fall right back asleep. However, that's my problem...not the alarm.
A great alarm for people who have a hard time waking up to a Traditional Alarm Clock.
67 of 78 found the following review helpful:
Sonic bombDec 09, 2007
This is a good clock. While it can be loud, the volume can be adjusted for those who do not want to have a heart attack when they wake up. The bed shaker does a good job of waking you up too. If you sleep like a rock this is a good buy.
109 of 133 found the following review helpful:
Having a BLAST with the Sonic BoomJan 20, 2008
I bought the Sonic Boom Alarm clock for my 10 year old, who is very hard to wake up. HE HATES IT. I LOVE IT!!!. He just got a loft bed and I can't reach him to shake and beg and pull him out of bed, but the clock does a wonderful job. The most effective part is the vibrating piece. He can't ignore it and is not so alarming. The alarm is extremely loud. It tends to just put him in a bad mood. Overall, it is great!
41 of 49 found the following review helpful:
Awesome Alarm ClockAug 14, 2012
When I was younger, my father was asked what it was like to wake up his son. After pausing for a moment, he looked up and said "Have you ever tried to wake a carrot?"
Now, several years later, I was looking for an alarm to get me up without waking up the entire block. I can say with some degree of certainty that this is it. I've only used the vibrating alarm, not the audible alarm, so I can't say how well it works (but it is loud). However, the vibrator works amazingly well. I really can't express with words just how startling it is to have your own personal mattress earthquake. The alarm clock also allows one to program how long the snooze is, how long the alarm will go off for, etc. This means that you can set the snooze button to give you one minute of extra rest - not really enough time to fall back asleep. So if you have trouble with pressing the snooze button multiple times, this might be a useful feature for you.
Although this is a great alarm clock, it does have a few cons, none of which were significant enough for me to lower the rating to four stars. First of all, setting the alarm clock can be a bit annoying. You have to manually advance the hour and minutes separately, and you can't go backwards. If you want to wake up at 7:00 am, and the alarm is set for 8:00 am, you have to go through 23 hours to get it where you want it. Also, the alarm clock only has one alarm - that is, you can't set an alarm at 7:00 and a panic alarm (if you sleep through the first) at 7:30 or so. Not that I (or you for that matter) have ever failed to wake up to an alarm and slept in. Nope...
The bottom line - This is a great alarm clock. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new alarm clock. I feel I should also mention that this alarm could be very useful to someone who was hard of hearing, of deaf. The vibrator really doesn't make much noise, it's the feel that wakes you up. Just a thought...
Finally, to those of you who are reading this review at some ungodly hour of the night because you slept through your alarm this morning - do yourself a favor and go to sleep. Cheers!
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