Imagine, if you will, a device that would tell the time at your bedside. Imagine if such a device also had the capability to not only wake you up in your own room, but it could wake you up about a hundred feet away through several feet of concrete. Not enough to do the job? Well how about we add to that a device you would place underneath your bed to simulate the effects of a moderate earthquake to shake you violently from your dreamland escape.
Okay, the above claim is a bit outlandish, but there is a device called the Sonic Bomb (pictured above) that offers an alarm so piercingly loud (113db to be exact) that it could cause permanent hearing damage were it to be too close to your bedside or left on for too long.
The average home alarm clock tops out at around 80db. Most regular firearms, or say an air raid siren average about 140db. So you can see this device sits near the middle of this range. According to medical professionals anything above 85db for prolonged periods can cause hearing damage. As the amount of decibels goes up, the time required to cause hearing damage decreases.
As if all of this news was not bad enough, if for some reason you are not awakened by this foul noise, an attachment that goes under the mattress will attempt to vibrate you awake. So picture that you are such a sound sleeper that you are not awakened by the mini-siren going off in your room (at this point probably causing hearing damage and making the device even less effective), now a vibration mode attempts to jostle you awake. Given the size of this module I really question its effectiveness.
Oh and there is more. To appeal to the female consumer, they have a model in a heart shape and pepto bismol pink. Just delightful.
These modern torture devices are suggested to retail at about $43, but I was able to find these little gems on other on-line retailers in the mid $30 range.
So, like I said in the title, you might have bigger problems if you need a device like this to drag your sorry butt out of bed in the morning. However if you need more convincing, check out this promotional video for these clocks.