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The Best Alarm Clock for the Elderly

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.

Sonic Alert SB300 Sonic Boom Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock with Large Display
If the loud alarm and flashing lights don’t wake you, the earthquake effect of the bed shaker surely will.

What do we need from an Alarm Clock?

and how does the Sonic Alert Sonic Boom fulfill these needs?

Sonic Alert SB300 Sonic Boom Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock with Large Display

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
  • Options
    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

Some variants of the SB300

Dual Alarm Sonic Boom

The SB200 has all the features of the SB300 plus a dual alarm feature

Sonic Alert Loud Dual Alarm Clock SB200ss with Vibrating Shaker

Sonic Boom for Girls

The SBH400 is the SB300 in pink and heart shaped.

Sonic Alert SBH400ss Sweetheart Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

Sonic Bomb

The Sonic Bomb is the original meanie with large red display

Sonic Alert SBB500ss Sonic Bomb Loud Dual Alarm Cock with Bed Shaker