Updated September 18, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Vibrating Alarm Clocks

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Whether you're hard of hearing or simply a very deep sleeper, you've probably discovered by now that standard timepieces are not effective at getting you up in the mornings. Our selection of vibrating alarm clocks add a shaking element to help ensure you wake up on time. They come in both analog and digital designs, and many are portable and well suited for the frequent traveler. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best vibrating alarm clock on Amazon.

10. Sonic Alert SBT425ss

9. iLuv TimeShaker

8. Sonic Boom Analog

7. Sonic Alert Travel Black

6. ShakeAwake ATC0833

5. Sonic Alert SBH400ss

4. Clarity Wake Assure

3. Serene Innovations Travel

2. Sonic Bomb Extra-Large Dual

1. Sonic Bomb with Super Shaker

Editor's Notes

September 16, 2019:

Whether you’re looking for a travel alarm clock or one to be keep permanently near your own bed, a model that features vibrating motion can help to wake you up when you’re either hard of hearing or simply a heavy sleeper. They come in a variety of designs, including both digital and analog options, as well as those that feature FM radios and Bluetooth compatibility.

A couple of travel-friendly selections join our list in today’s update. The Serene Innovations Travel conveniently can be placed under your pillow for extra-strong vibrations that will make sure you’re awake on time. It also offers an audio alert option and is equipped with a handy timer, a flashlight, and a temperature display – all of which can be useful when you’re sleeping away from home. It’s compact in size and won’t compete for much room in your suitcase.

When you don’t want to be bothered with power cords, or you don’t have access to an electrical outlet, look to the ShakeAwake, which is a strictly battery-operated option that includes a fold-out stand for those who wish to keep it next to their beds. Its backlight can help you to check the time in the dark.

A couple vibrating alarm clocks on our list also come with other handy uses. If you’ve got a land line and find you don’t always hear it when it rings, the Sonic Alert SBT425ss can help. It comes with a cord that plugs into a standard phone jack, and it’ll buzz along with your phone’s ringer anytime you get a call. For a choice that can work with your smartphone, the iLuv TimeShaker can be paired via Bluetooth, so you can listen to your streaming music through its clear dual speakers. It's also available in a model you can use to dock your iPhone.

Leaving the selection in today’s update to make way for some better-equipped models are the Sonic Alert SB1000 and the Sonic Alert Portable Loud.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 18, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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