Alarm Clock Requires A Passcode To Turn It Off
The Ramos uses a remote keypad to 'defuse' the bell and encourage sleepers to move away from their beds.
The Ramos Alarm Clock was originally created by New York City-based engineer Paul Sammut for his personal use. Having too often overslept when depending on traditional alarm clocks to wake him up, Sammut set to the task of making a snooze-proof machine.
Instead of having a button on the clock itself the Ramos will only shut off once a defuse code has been entered on a keypad panel. The code can be the days date, or a random four-digit number that displays on the clock at the push of a button.
In order to discourage snoozers from simply entering the code and falling back into bed the keypad is wireless. With a range of 50 ft, or 100 ft for the long-range version, Sammut suggests placing the defuse panel in the bathroom or kitchen so when the alarm goes off you can begin your day.
Check out the video below to see a demo:
The project was successfully funded on Kickstarter in April 2012, and the first production models are expected to ship in September. Three designs—LED, Nixie Tube, and Custom—are currently available for preorder on the Ramos Alarm Clock website.