The Best Alarm Clock for the Elderly – Sonic Alert SB300
The Sonic Alert SB300 is the best alarm clock gift for the elderly – and others too. Young and old, all of us need a bit of a push to wake up at the right time! A well selected alarm clock can make it a bit more easier to get up on time ( and hit the snooze button and go back to sleep :0( ) . What we need is a simple clock which shows the correct time, is loud enough and as a large enough display. Let us take a closer look at the Sonic Alert SB300 and see why it fits the bill.
What do we need from an Alarm Clock?
and how does the Sonic Alert Sonic Boom fulfill these needs?
Some of the basic requirements from an Alarm Clock:
- Be Loud enough to wake you up
At 113 decibels, the Sonic Boom is among the loudest. Perfect for the hard of hearing or hearing impaired. At the same time, the tone and volume can be adjusted. You can set the alarm from soft to extra loud via a dial. You can also change the tone from low to high via another dial.
- Large Display to show the time
For those who keep the alarm clock at some distance, peering through the darkness to note the time can be tiresome. The SB300 Sonic Boom has a large 1.8″ LED Display which is visible from a distance
- Vibrating Alarm to Shake
A feature many folks look for in an alarm clock now a days is the bed shaker or vibrating alarm to shake you awake. The SB300 has a battery opearated vibrating alarm. As one user put it – “Holy Moly, it’s an earthquake!”
- Maintain the correct time
The SB300 has battery backup to maintain the time during power outages
This alarm clock has 4 settings on the right side: buzz/vib – vib – buzz – off.
You can choose if you only want the vibrator to wake you up or just the buzzing. Or both or none
So what gives?
All gizmos have their plusses and minuses. This one has a not so sturdy base and can fall over easily. Also the sound is quite jarring on the ear. If you prefer a more soothing wake up call, you may not like the SB300. The cord is only 4′, though Sonic Alert provide an additional 15′ extension cord as an add on