Ramos alarm clock diabolically forces you to get out of bed

By on April 14, 2013

Nixie Ramos

Finally starting to ship after raising over $150,000 on Kickstarter, the Ramos alarm clock is designed to make sure heavy sleepers and snooze button addicts actually get up at the right time. When the Ramos alarm clock goes off in the morning, the person in bed has to get up and walk to the remote, wireless, 5-inch by 7-inch Defuse Panel in order to punch in a four digit numeric code.

Ramos-LED-Dark_WalnutThis is the only way to shut off the alarm since there is no button located on the clock that will deactivate the noisy wake-up call. You can choose your own four digit code or you can allow the Ramos to generate a random code for you each day. You basically have to check the display of the Ramos each morning to see the new code.

If you think you can just unplug the clock to turn off the alarm, you are out of luck. The Ramos comes with a battery backup that lasts several hours and will continue sounding the alarm if the clock is unplugged.

Think you can wake up ten minutes before the alarm goes off to tweak the alarm time? Wrong. Within thirty minutes of the alarm time, the Ramos goes into a lock-down mode and doesn’t allow any changes to the alarm time. However, if you do get up early, you can enter in the defuse code in order to disable the alarm before it goes off.

Incorporating a retro, Steampunk style into the design, the Ramos can be ordered in a variety of different wood grains. In addition, the Ramos can be ordered with a basic LED display or can be upgraded to tested Soviet Union “nixie tubes” that have a warm, neon glow and extremely stylish look. However, the Ramos alarm clock certainly isn’t cheap. The LED Ramos sells for $200 while the Nixie Ramos goes for $350. Early Kickstarter backers are starting to receive their Ramos alarm clocks, but new preorders are being taken for a May 2013 ship date.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. Heather Loveless

    January 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Where can I buy one of these? I’ve searched everywhere. I desperately need one.


    April 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Considering it’s made out of wood, I bet fire would shut that alarm off pretty easily.

    I live and die by my snooze button.

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