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This entry was posted on 19th October 2011 by joan.
During the next several weeks, in the run-up to Christmas, we will offer you a number of gift ideas for those recipients who are hard of hearing. The first range and one of the most popular Christmas present gift ideas are extra loud alarm clocks.
This is a range of amplified alarm clocks. If you’re wondering what to buy someone for Christmas, consider one of these presents, which maybe a little bit unusual, but also it will ensure that they get up in the morning.
There are different options to consider. The two different manufacturers that we use are Amplicomms and Sonic Alert from Geemarc. They come in a variety of different styles, as you can see, and a selection of these three will hopefully give you an idea of the kind of options that we have available.
You can have digital alarm clocks or analogue alarm clocks and of course a more portable version in the form of the Sonic Travel alarm clock. The bigger alarm clocks that are meant for bedside tables, they do require mains supply, so it is important to realise that they will need their own plugs. The travel alarm clocks operate simply from batteries. For that little travel alarm clock from Amplicomms, the batteries are estimated to last anywhere between 8 and 10 months and you will need AA batteries for that particular option.
Many of the amplified alarm clocks also have a function of having a vibrate alert, so in addition to the loud sound that comes out of the alarm clock itself, when the alarm goes off, you can choose to activate the vibrate function.
On the travel alarm clock this is built into the alarm clock itself, so the whole unit will vibrate and many people choose to put it underneath their pillows so that it will definitely sort of shake them awake.
On the other alarm clocks, you can get these shakers, they do come as standard, and these are designed to be fitted underneath your pillow. And when the shaker function on the alarm is selected these vibrate to offer an additional method of getting you up.
There are also alarm clocks if you don’t need or don’t want the wire going from the alarm clock on to the pillow, Amplicomms do have two alarm clocks with wireless shakers that can be connected. The alarm clocks themselves are very simple to operate, fairly standard as alarm clocks go, they have snooze functions, and some of them have flash light functions to help at night; and they all set in very similar ways with volume controls, some of them also have what they call tone controls whereby you can highlight either the higher frequencies or the lower frequencies depending on your hearing requirements.
So a very useful and practical gift to consider for Christmas.
This entry was posted in Product Review on 19th October 2011 by joan.
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