By Andrew Liszewski
I completely agree with the thinking behind this combination bedside fire alarm and alarm clock. If there’s ever a fire in my home, I don’t want to have to rely on hearing a smoke detector that’s located somewhere else in the house. So this device actually listens for your existing smoke alarm, and when it goes off it starts blaring its own 90 decibel alarm which is sure to wake even the heaviest of sleepers.
And if that doesn’t work, the included vibrating bed shaker can be placed under your mattress pad or your pillow and will be activated whenever the unit’s audible alarm sounds. At $179 from Frontgate it’s a bit steep for an alarm clock, but it’s another one of those ‘how can you put a price tag on peace of mind?’ devices.