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vibrating alarm clock [Nov. 17th, 2012|03:23 am]
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I need a good old fashioned vibrating alarm clock, if something like that exists.

I am quite hearing impaired and am looking specifically for something that vibrates rather than makes a loud noises. I am having trouble finding something cost-affective...I do find it interesting how expensive vibrating alarm clocks are considering they are geared for the disabled, but c'est la vie. Another perk of having bad hearing.

I received an alarm clock several years ago through a program for disabled adults but it was a piece of shit and stopped displaying the time after 6 months. It also costs about ~35 dollars brand new.

Does anyone have suggestions?
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[User Picture]From: puzleves
2012-11-17 08:29 am (UTC)

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Here's one for the arm, amazon has it for $14.
I don't know if about $30 is what you wanted to avoid, but here's a alarm clock for $29 and another one for $30. Amazon has some more under "vibrating alarm", but those where the first few that showed up.
[User Picture]From: fruits_de_mer
2012-11-17 08:30 am (UTC)

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This probably sounds stupid, and not what your looking for, but I always use my phone - I put it on vibrate and and it just vibrates off when its time to get up.
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-17 08:32 am (UTC)

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My phone never works...it will be vibrating/blaring in my face and won't wake me up.
[User Picture]From: fruits_de_mer
2012-11-17 08:33 am (UTC)

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...Unless you're looking for one for the bed or to vibrate your body. You could always put the phone under your pillow? Haa
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-17 08:43 am (UTC)

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That doesn't work either. I've tried before.
[User Picture]From: due27south
2012-11-17 05:39 pm (UTC)

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Hmm, does bright light bother you enough to wake you maybe? Then you could at least find a strobe light and put on a timer, heh.
[User Picture]From: lai_lai_ranma
2012-11-17 09:04 am (UTC)

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Yep. I sleep through alarms but for some reason, hearing it vibrate gets me up. (At least to hit disable on the bastard.)
[User Picture]From: ragged_edges
2012-11-17 08:33 am (UTC)

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I have one by Sonic Alert that is really good.
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-11-17 08:37 am (UTC)

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I'll do ya one better: An alarm vibrator

I know it's not at all affordable, but the moment I saw this post it popped into my head and couldn't resist ;)
[User Picture]From: sterek
2012-11-17 08:40 am (UTC)

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this was my first thought too
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-17 08:44 am (UTC)

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i wonder....ha. maybe i should see if my boyfriend would buy this for a birthday present. i wonder if it helps with nightmares =P
[User Picture]From: vivid_corners
2012-11-17 08:50 am (UTC)

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Only one way to find out! If he gets it for you, you should totally let us know how it goes in tqc_updates! I was curious about it myself.

Also as an alternative to vibrating alarm clocks there are light alarm clocks. I just did a quick Google search and came up with some interesting stuff, though they don't seem any cheaper.
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-17 08:52 am (UTC)

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i sent it to him! we will see....

and thank you! i'm not having much luck myself.
[User Picture]From: reej
2012-11-17 11:45 am (UTC)

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I had the iLuv alarm clock with the vibrating attachment that you stick under your pillow and I think they retailed for about $100 over here so not cheap but worked really well. It used to scare the crap out of me so I went back to using my phone. Now my partner has it and it's the only thing that has ever woken him up every single time. He's a baker so I used to have to wake him up pretty much every single night before I went to bed but not anymore
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2012-11-17 11:58 am (UTC)

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A dated a guy in the Navy years ago and he got a watch that vibrates when the alarm went off so that he wouldn't wake up other people on the ship. That might work?
[User Picture]From: wristtattoos
2012-11-17 01:55 pm (UTC)

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I will definitely look for something like this...I always wear a watch so this is a great idea.
[User Picture]From: bad_lcuk
2012-11-17 03:40 pm (UTC)

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I just put my phone alarm on and turn the sound off. It vibrates. I put it under my pillow. It works well.
[User Picture]From: 911pleasehold
2012-11-17 05:55 pm (UTC)

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Can you put a cell phone on vibrate? My cell phone alarm is both noisy, and it vibrates. It's in my bed with me when I sleep so it wakes me up no matter what it does.