Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArchiefromChicago A godsend
Our son is a senior in high school and still could not get himself up in the morning. We tried several different alarm clocks but nothing seemed to work. I finally googled "extra loud alarm clocks" and quickly found that Sonic Alert was THE brand for deep sleepers.
The Sonic Bomb is loud (claims 113db) and also has a disk to go under the mattress or pillow that vibrates very violently.
Between the sound and the vibrating disk, he has gotten up on his own ever since we got it. I'm only sorry we didn't discover this product sooner, say when he was in middle school- would have saved many rough mornings in our house.
Anyhow, he has it now, and we can send him off to college in the fall without having to worry about whether he'll get up for class or not.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolynnO It will wake the dead!
This clock is so loud and the buzz is so violent that I have been waking up before it goes off, because it scares me. It buzzes, it flashes, vibrates. Can't imagine anyone sleeping through this one.
Rated 4 out of 5 by jwindy1 Great Alarm for the hard to get up!
This alarm will wake the dead. I am hard of hearing and this alarm does the job.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FLjam Deep Sleeper?
I am probably the deepest sleeper you can think of. I once slept through a hurricane, and thunder storms don't phase me. This alarm clock wakes me up EVERY time. Lights flash, the buzzer is loud enough, and the bed shakes. The ONLY drawback to this clock is the fact that the snooze bar only works for an hour. I am chronic about hitting that sucker, and one hour is not uncommon for me to hit it. The snooze deactivates after one hour. The only other improvements I would make from a design aspect would be 2 things. One, make the buzzer more like the sound of an emergency vehicle coming through, because that subconciously affects everybody. Two, I would have the bed shaker a revolving off center motor to be more effective and realistic for a wave effect. However, for the money, this is a VERY good alarm clock (only) and I highly recommend it for heavy sleepers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MissCalifornia This alarm is a good purchase.
This clock is VERY loud. However, I would not compare it to a jackhammer. I read a lot of discriptions and reviews before I bought it and I am the exception to the guareented to wake one up. "I CAN still sleep through the noise" even though the neighbors might be hearing it. I hear fine when I'm awake. I must sleep really deep. I actually thought it might be louder (that's why not 5 stars). I sleep next to a noisy window air conditioner and with the television on. What does wake me up and get me going is the bedshaker. I slip it into my pillowcase and that seems to do the trick for me. I thought the bedshaker would scare me awake but it isn't that radical or it may be the way I'm positioning it. This alarm is a good buy, well worth the money and the loudest I've ever heard. A little disappointed in the cheesy quality of the plastic (that's also why not 5 stars). It doesn't have a durable feel. That was the first thing I noticed when taking it out of the box besides the aweful plastic smell from the inside packaging. I hope it lasts a long while. Being able to adjust the tone is a great feature for me becuase if I get used to hearing the same noise morning after morning it tends to not disturb me after a while. This way I can change the pitch to mix it up a litte and keep it fresh.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sirdiealot Wakes my ugly self up!
I have had this a few months now and I can honestly say it has woke me up every morning. I have sleep apnea and due to a car accident I have to take a lot of painkillers including Morphine and Percocet and they make me sleep very soundly with the sleep apnea machine. This thing cuts through the deep sleep and wakes me up every time.
One of the nice features is that it allows you to adjust the tone and volume so I so mine to the loudest volume and the tone I find most annoying and coupled with the vibration unit it effectively wakes me up every day.
If I had one complaint it would be that it should not have a snooze button on it, not a good thing for those that have a hard time getting up.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heather3000gt Great Vibrating alarm clock
This alarm clock really works. I have always had a hard time waking up and sometimes sleeping through other alarm clocks. I put it under my pillow and it shakes and vibrates so much that it definitely wakes me up. Very glad I bought this alarm clock.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 357ladysmith works great for heavy sleepers!!!
I bought this for my husband when I went to overnites so he don't oversleep for his job and so far he has not been late not even once. I would recommend anyone to at least give it a shot, especially when it does not cost too much.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyDegg9804 The ONLY clock able to blast my 21 year old son out of bed and would recommend it to anyone that has to deal with waking up a heavy sleeper! This was the best Christmas present I bought this year and for me it is truly a gift that keeps on giving!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cljames07 Great alarm clock for the deep sleeper
My son is 12 and would sleep through his alarm every morning. He had 2 alarms going off approx. 10 inches from his head and slept straight through it for a half hour till I woke him. 1st morning with the Sonic Boom and he was up right away and on time for school!! I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it. I didn't think there was an alarm to wake him cause he is such a deep sleeper, but this does. Very pleased!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZzPotzZ You'll wake, Guaranteed
After reading the reviews on this alarm clock i got all excited because i am most definitely a heavy sleeper and have a hard time getting up. Unfortunately the clock doesn't automatically reset itself if you lay back down but that is on me. The Buzz on the alarm is able to be set at different tones and you can set it to which you find most annoying. It has 4 options when setting the alarm to go off: Buzz, Buzz/Vibrate, Vibrate, and Off. The Vibrate feature itself will wake you up. When i first set up the clock it was sitting in the floor across the room and just the violent buzzing from the vibrate feature woke me up. This morning i woke up to just the Vibrate going off when i stuck it under my mattress. I really just wanted to test this out because of the people that referred me to it... (Including my boss) I've had the clock for about a month now and it hasn't failed to wake me up yet. :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by tocand Great alarm clock for the hard of hearing.
This is a good alarm clock for the person that is hard of hearing, or for people that are very heavy sleepers. Its very loud and the vibrator is good also.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KEVINSIMSSR YESSSSS. WAKES MY WIFE UP ON TIME...EVERY DAY. GREATTTT
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yarddogg73TCF BOOM
Got it for my wife,the vibrator wakes us both,with the volume set on low.I cannot imagine needing a more powerfull alarm.I was looking for a battery powered clock,but the back up fills our concern about loosing power during the night.All controls are EZ to see and locate when waking up,I like the large time display and use it for a night light.I would reccommend this clock to any hard to wake sleeper.
Rated 4 out of 5 by jebusprice88 Good, but not great.
When I ordered this, I was so excited because I could not wake up in time for my first job. I work 7-11, go to school 12-3:30, then work 5-10:30, so I needed something that would kick me in the face at 6a.m. Needless to say, this clock did this until about 2 weeks in. After that, the pillow vibrator had become useless. My body just quit allowing it to affect me. Then the alarm stopped waking me up. I changed the tone of it in hopes that the reason behind my not waking up was the fact that my body had become custom to the sound. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Another downfall of the clock was the looks. The shape is ridiculous, and the colors are even more so. There is another one with the exact same specifications, with the exceptions of the looks, and it cost $10.00 more.
I know I seem really negative in the review, but the clock is the loudest I have heard. 113db may be a stretch, but it is loud. I think the problem lies in my lifestyle, as opposed to the clock. However, I believe this clock was created for people in similar situations, i.e. moms that raise kids and work. Anyway, take this as you will.
Rated 1 out of 5 by amelie9876 CANNOT KEEP TIME
I was excited to maybe finally get something that would help me wake up on time. I set up the time and alarm time as soon as I got it home. When I went to bed a few hours later, the time was not what it should have been. Thinking it was my fault, I reset the time and went to bed. The alarm woke me over an hour early. Thinking maybe I could outsmart this irritating piece of subpar junk, I set alarm to compensate for the time it skipped the night before. It woke me up 20 minutes late. I have had this alarm for four days now and it CANNOT KEEP TIME. It's not even consistant with the time it skips. I've returned this and will be ordering something else.
Rated 5 out of 5 by IceDragonfly Deep Sleeper's Alarm Clock
The Sonic Boom Alarm Clock is great. I am a deep sleeper and can sleep through my cell phone alarm clock. I could have gotten a stereo system since they can be louder but this is cheaper and figure I would give this a try.
It does help with the vibrations under my pillow. Almost sounds like a semi backing up with alert system and you can adjust the sound so it makes a faded or clear alert system. The vibrations are not very comfortable so don't worry about sleeping through the vibrations. You wake up instantly but you can easily fall back asleep from the snooze button. It comes back on so that is good. Haven't timed the snooze button yet. There is a button on the back that you can adjust that sets at (USA)12 hour at 60hz, (UK)12 hour 50hz, (Europe)24 hours at 50 hz. There are 4 adjustment settings on it. Buzz and or vibrate. High or low vibrations. Buzz sounds faded or not so faded. High or low buzz sounds.
There is a square battery to put in the back to store the set times which will be great in the storms during summer. I plan on getting another one or two just in case they stop selling this.
Don't forget AM or PM settings on it!!! lol
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mayeachday Works for me
I'm hard of hearing and this alarm clock really works for me
Rated 5 out of 5 by cferno Great product for a sound sleeper! :)
Purchased this product for my son who recently moved out on his own. My husband has worried himself sick that he won't get up to go to work - he is a sound sleeper. Mom has not been worried! He has this product as his alarm clock. It is very loud and the vibrating unit is awesome. He puts it in the pillow cover which zips closed then puts a pillow case over that. This way it won't keep falling out. Works well! My younger son wants to know why he didn't get one, so I guess another SONIC BOOM will need to be ordered for a Christmas gift. I used SITE to STORE for this item. That is a great program and FREE shipping!
Rated 5 out of 5 by crazy123abc Gets my 13 year old out of bed!
We tried a lot of different alarms for my 13 year old. This is the only one that works. He's up and getting ready for school on his own now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommom27 Will wake even the heaviest of sleepers.
My 26 year old son has ALWAYS been nearly impossible to wake. His job was in jeopardy due to frequent tardiness. I purchased this clock for him and he hasn't overslept since!
Rated 5 out of 5 by truckerman77598 I am very,very hard of hearing,but i still am employed and need to get up at a particular time each day.This alarm is unlike any i have owned before.It's vibration mode is fantastic and the alarm itself is extremely loud.I am actually going to buy another one for traveling.I have also recommended some friends to observe this alarm and they have also made a purchase.I only wish Walmart had them on the store shelves.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ungatoz I sleep through it
The clock is fine. However if you are a deep sleeper like I am you might be able to sleep right through the alarm & bed clacker. :(
Rated 1 out of 5 by speedy101 The clock loses time and does not wake my son.
Rated 1 out of 5 by abdatmommy Not impressed
Well, after reading tons of reviews I settled on this clock. I gotta say, I am not happy that I spent $30 on a clock that is not any more effective than the regular alarm clock I already had. The buzzer and vibrator woke us up maybe 3 days and that is it. This includes my husband, my 3 yr old and me. I don't know what to say I mean the vibration is pretty strong but I guess we just sleep too hard. The buzzer is supposedly this extremely loud, high decibel alert.....but I do not hear it. So if you are a hard, deep sleeper and you purchase this clock make sure you keep the box for a week or two and try it out first. I made the mistake of throwing mine out and now I am stuck with an overpriced clock that is very unattractive in appearance for my bedroom. Oh well.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Doumy Great alarm clock it's been very helpful for me. Since I had it never got in my job late again.thx bye
Rated 5 out of 5 by z0780 Great clock
My son is hard of hearing and this is just thr correct loudness for him.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvtigger23 excellent alarm clock for heavy sleepers!
I wasn't sure if this would work for me since I am a heavy sleeper, but it wakes me up every day on time! I am going to buy my 15 year old one for Christmas to see if he can start waking up on his own as well. Best thing money can buy and it was cheap too!I definitely recommend this to anyone who has a problem waking up in the morning!
Rated 5 out of 5 by dalkennel Great alarm clock for the hearing impaired
This is the most amazing alarm clock for the hearing impaired. The frequency of the sound is amazing. The bed vibrator works great, The flashing light is a bonus. Just last week I had a power outage, and the battery back up worked! Overall, extremely pleased with this product. Great price. Well worth it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Perjas2 Died after two months
This clock was loud and nice until the alarm stopped working after two months. I'm on my third alarm clock (different brands) in six months. Apparently they're all worthless.