Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb review

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Are you looking for an alarm clock for the deaf or hearing impaired? Or, a personal alarm for the elderly? Or, just a vibrating pillow alarm for heavy sleepers? Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic is your solution.

Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Loud Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

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Owners: Sonic Alert

Overall Rank: 90 out of 100

Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb, Product Overview


A general overview of what the product is.

Specification: (This information was taken directly from the manufacturer’s website.)

Turbo charged loud, vibrating alarm clock

Shakes you awake with powerful bed shaker and adjustable extra loud alarm

Built-in pulsating alert lights

Adjustable volume and tone

Snooze defuser

Large red LCD

Explosive red display

Battery back-up will work with optional 220V adapters

1 Year manufacturer’s warranty

Black with red accents

113db extra-loud alarm with adjustable tone & volume control

Packaged with our newest most powerful 12-volt bed shaker

5-level dimmer & test function to ensure your clock is setup properly

Dual Alarm and equipped with 12/24 hour time capability

Built-in red flashing alert lights, and battery backup


The Good & the Bad


The Good:


  1. Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb is louder than standard clocks

Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb can give buzz with 113 dB which is as high as the sound level of a rock concert. The sound level of the normal clock is only 80 dB. It helps users, especially the hearing impaired, wake up more easily. But, It also works for heavy sleeper and the elderly.

  1. Provides 3 modes. Vibrate!!

They are buzz only, vibrate only and vibrate and buzz mode. The word “vibrate” is highlighted because this makes Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb different from the normal alarm. This is helpful for the hearing impaired. They can be woken up by the vibration. The 3 independent modes allow you to adjust the alarm depend on different situations. For example, if you sleep with your wife, you can turn on the vibrate only mode. You will be woken up silently without disturbing your wife. Or, if you sleep on your own, you can turn on both the buzz and vibration.


  1. Battery Back-up mode

Sometimes, the electric might go out (it barely happens), the clock stills running normally without time error for at most 7 days. Then, you can fix the electric in 7 days without concerning the time of alarm going wrong


  1. Buttons are designed to prevent accidental setting

The buttons are quite tight. You have to use a little force to push them. So, don’t worry that you would change the setting accidently when sleeping. Just enjoy your decent sleep.


The Bad:


It is hard to find any cons of Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb.

  1. Time setting is somewhat annoying at the beginning of usage.

Since Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb is using alternating current (electric provided from the socket), use have to use the frequency fits the current in your country. For example, in US, the frequency of the alternating current is 60 Hz. So you have to set the time setting in “12hrs 60 Hz” mode. If you find it difficult, you may contact the Sonic Alert (the product’s company), or leave me a comment below. I am more than happy to help you.


  1. The cord on the bed shaker is short, only 6 foot

If your bedside cabinet is far away from your pillow, the cord may seem not sufficient to you.


Who is Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb For?


Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb is a must to buy for the hearing impaired, including me ><, and the heavy sleepers who find buzz cannot wake them up. The bottom of this review, I would share my experience using it. You may scroll down to read it.


Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Tools & Training


Sonic Alert does not provide any training to use the device. But, there is an instruction with Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb. It is not difficult to use it even when you do not read it. It just spends you a few hours to adapt using it.


Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Support


1 Year manufacturer’s warranty is provided. If your device has faults (not includes man-made faults) in running, you can ask for repairs. Usually, it does not crash in normal use. I have used it for one and a half year without any errors.


Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Price


The price is around $30. It may be expensive to buy an alarm. But, this alarm is not a usual alarm. This is durable. What important is that no matter how deep you sleep, Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb can wake you up. So, you can be punctual to work, to go school.


My Final Opinion of Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb


I am hearing impaired. I cannot hear the buzz of the alarm. I benefited from this product a lot. Before I using it, I have to rely on my parents to wake me up in the morning to go school. Sometimes, I need to wake up at 0500. My parents have to wake me up and continue sleeping. It is quite annoying to them. With Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb, I can manage myself on my own. My parents can enjoy sleeping finally. Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb provides a great vibration. It is reliable. With Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb, I always wake up on time. I am sure it is useful to heavy sleepers too.

Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb at a Glance…

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Overall Scam Rank: 90 out of 100

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11 thoughts on “Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb review

  1. Batya

    Thank you for such a thorough and informative review. This seems like a really solid alarm clock. $30 for an alarm clock that is really functional and you know will wake you up, even if you are hearing impaired, is not so expensive. I am just wondering when it says “buzz mode” does that mean it rings? so you can choose whether it rings or vibrates or both?

    1. Billy

      Yes. You are right. Buzz mode means ringing. You can choose between vibrate only, ring only and both.

  2. Jason


    I had never really thought about alarm clocks for the hearing impaired or how it would work.

    Honestly I find this kind of fascinating. An alarm clock that shakes the bed or vibrates a pillow.

    Sounds like something I could use myself.

    How exactly does an alarm clock that shakes your bed, like the Sonic Alert SBB 500ss Sonic Bomb, install to your bed?

    Also, how hard does it shake your bed?

    Is it like a light shake that a loved one would give you to wake up?

    Or is it more like a shaking like the old beds that you could find in some hotels and motels?


    1. Billy

      To install the shaking alarm, you just need to put the clock on your bed cabinet and put the shaker on your bed. Make sure the shaker is connected to the clock. I can’t tell you how hard the alarm vibrate by words. So, you may click the following link to take a look how it vibrate.

      Btw, thx for your comment. And, wish you a Merry Christmas!

  3. Arif

    haha!! this is fantastic! I am not an elderly nor am i hard of hearing. However, I do sleep heavy. Something like this sounds great. I have tried everything to get up early and i just cant. so frustrating.
    firstly……sonic bomb is a brilliant name.
    secondly……vibrating bed/pillow. how cool is that. i would love to try that.
    thank you for the review. i will look at this closer.

    1. Billy

      I am sure that you must love Sonic Bomb!

  4. Derek

    Hey, great review. I was looking for some info on this alarm clock. My grandmother recently stayed with me for a few days this past holiday weekend, and mistakingly left this alarm clock in my room after she left.

    She is hard of hearing, which I guess is why she has this alarm clock. Anyway, she forgot it after she left, and also left the alarm clock set to go off at 5:30am.

    So at 5:30 in the morning this thing starts going bonkers on my bedside table. I literally almost empty my bowels onto my bed sheets trying to figure out whats going on. I didn’t know if my house was being bombed, or if it was the second coming of Jesus Christ.

    After figuring out what the source of the noise is, I couldn’t stop myself from cursing my grandmas name up and down (sorry Nana). I also went into a bit of a violent rage punching various objects in my bedroom and making mince meat of my grandmas Sonic Bomb (i have a slight temper).

    Anyway I owe my Nana a new Sonic Bomb and was trying to figure out where to get one. So Amazon you say? Thanks again!

    1. Billy

      From your story, we can see that the vibration of Sonic Bomb is really strong that it can wake heavy-sleepers and the hearing impaired up. Your Nana must feel annoying as she left her reliable waking up devices. Ya, Amazon is a good online store to purcahse Sonic Bomb. You can click the above link to check the updated price of Sonic Bomb. Hurry up! Your Nana needs it as soon as possible.

  5. Hailey

    OMG!! This alarm is just what I need for my boyfriend. He sleeps like the dead. It is the hardest thing to wake him up in the morning for work. Wait til I give him this alarm clock no more tardiness to work for him yipee!!!
    Thanks for the nice specs at the top of the post. I love the bulleted list. I hate reading long posts where I have to weed through the details its nice to have a one look fix. I can’t wait to try this alarm!

    1. Billy

      Hah! Your boyfriend is lucky to have a caring girlfriend. Hope this alarm can wake your boyfriend up so you do not need to worry anymore. And, I hope you guys can have a dating on time. Hehe!

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