If you’ve ever tried to wake up early in the morning, but ended up just hitting the snooze button till it was too late, Ramos is for you.
After consistently failing to wake up when I wanted to I started designing a better alarm clock. After years of hard work I came up with Ramos. Ramos forces you out of bed and to the Defuse Panel, where you’ll have to enter a code. You’ll have to use your brain a bit more, which will help wake you up. Best of all, after you turn off the alarm you’ll find yourself in your bathroom or kitchen, away from the evil alluring bed and ready to start your day.
With your $160 pledge you’ll be ordering the LED Ramos. The special handcrafted wooden Ramos will be smaller than the prototype shown in the video, and will have a birch housing finished in a glossy clear coat. The LED Ramos will have all alarm functionality mentioned on this page. Your LED Ramos will have an electronic alarm tone generator along with a hidden internal antenna.
Your Ramos will have a 5″ by 7″ Defuse Panel that you can hang up wherever you want (the one featured in the video is the 8″ by 11″ prototype). The Defuse Panel is powered by a standard 9 volt battery and has an automatic off feature to conserve battery life. We’ve been testing our Remote Panel for almost a year and it’s still going strong.
The Nixie Ramos features four vertically mounted nixie tubes that display the time in a stunning and unique way for just $350. The Nixie Ramos uses tested new-old-stock Soviet Union nixie tubes that are no longer in production. These vintage tubes have a limited supply that dwindles every year. The beautiful warm glowing digits, coupled with a green PM back-light, tell the time like no other clock. Be the first one to own such a unique product and help bring Ramos to market. Your Nixie Ramos will be encased in a glossy finished teak case. There won’t be a big antenna on your Ramos; it’ll have a small internal one, along with an electronic tone generator. You’ll also get the small and sleek Defuse Panel as shown in the LED Ramos picture.
At this pledge level I will personally build a Ramos to your specifications. The Ramos Custom will be a Nixie Ramos made out of your choice of available exotic hard-woods and finishes. 2 full sets of nixie tube spares will be included. Each wood panel will be made from a solid piece of exotic wood board. I will spend all the time necessary to make every part of your Ramos Custom perfect.
Here’s a list of some of the hard-woods that we’ll have available. You can just drop us a line about any requests of how you want your Ramos to look and we’ll work with you to get it just right.
Ramos has a bunch of useful features available in all models. Using a simple menu system you’ll be able to enable or disable the optional features. You’ll even be able to disable the Defuse Panel and use the Ramos as a regular alarm clock.
Knob time setting – No pressing buttons over and over again to set the time. A simple knob allows for quick and precise time setting.
Snooze Mode – Ramos will still have an optional snooze mode! You can give yourself as many allowed snoozes as you want. Though once you run out of snoozes you’ll have to get out of bed.
Digit Cycling –The Nixie Ramos has a Digit-Cycling effect that is necessary for the health of the nixie tubes. We think the effect looks pretty cool, so we’re including it as an optional feature in the LED Ramos!
Lockdown Mode –Ever wake up early before your alarm goes off and decide to change the alarm to get an extra 15 minutes of sleep? With this feature enabled, 30 minutes before the alarm is set to go off Ramos will go into lock-down mode. At that point Ramos will not permit any changes to the alarm until it has been remotely deactivated. In the case that you genuinely get up early, you can just go to the Defuse Panel and pre-deactivate the future alarm.
Courtesy Mode –Don’t want to bother your significant other or roommates? With courtesy-mode enabled, the alarm goes off for only 10 seconds. It is then suspended for a minute. This gives you time to get out of bed and deactivate the alarm without annoying everyone else in the house. Although beware, at the end of the courtesy minute the Ramos alarm will come back in full force!
Defuse Codes – You’ll be able to either use the date, or a 4 digit number that gets flashed on the clock that you’ll have to memorize before your trip to Defuse Panel. A defuse code option asking you to punch in the number Pi to the 16th digit might also be in there.
Battery-Backed Clock –Power outage proof Ramos will stay fully functional for hours. It will also keep track of the time, day of the week, date, and leap years for about 9 years.
Auto-dim –Don’t need your clock to be super bright at 3:35am? Not a problem: Ramos will automatically dim the lights at night if you want it to.
Ramp-up –Personally I like to be forced out of bed and ushered into consciousnesses with the same urgency a doctor has while resuscitating a patient. If this isn’t for you, just enable ramp-up mode, and enjoy a smoother transition into your day.