You'd Better Know the Access Code If You Want To Silence This Alarm

By Andrew Liszewski on at

There are countless alarms that go the extra mile to get you out of bed in the morning. But none go quite as far, or look as slick, as the Ramos which can only be turned off from a remote keypad.

When the alarm goes off in the morning, a four digit code will be displayed in lieu of the time, requiring you to memorise it and enter it on the keypad before the Ramos will be silenced. Alternately, if you can figure out the date, that can also be used to let it know you're out of bed. There's even talk of letting you enter the first 16 digits of Pi, ensuring morning Andrew would never have the slightest chance of shutting it up.

It's unfortunately still a Kickstarter project with dreams of becoming a real product one day soon, but the functional prototypes look just plain slick, including the hand-built nixie tube teak version which can be yours with a pledge of £220.

For more modest budgets, a birch version with a regular LED display is also available for a £100 pledge, and both include the battery-powered wireless Defuse Panel which can be mounted on your wall, well away from where you sleep. [Kickstarter via Uncrate]