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$35,482
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
303
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 8 2015 11:33 AM UTC +00:00

About

Press Kit Link: Click Here  

Press Inquiries: hi@sammut-tech.com

A New Morning

The first moment of every day begins with your alarm. For something so essential, none of them do a very good job. We snooze, stall and grumble to stay in bed, making us late and tired. Ramos is designed to start your day the way you planned. No more oversleeping and rushed mornings. Ramos is here to change all of that.

How Ramos Works

Ramos is a remotely deactivated alarm clock. To turn it off, you have to get out bed and simply bring your phone close to the Ramos Bluetooth Beacon. For heavy sleepers, there’s also an optional defuse code that forces you to memorize a 4 digit number to turn off the alarm.

Unlike your phone alarm, there is no way you can cheat Ramos. Even if you unplug it, batteries power Ramos for hours. You have to get out of bed.

Here's how it works -

Why Ramos Works

Wake your Mind and Body

Regular alarms can be turned off while you're barely awake. The Ramos works by engaging your brain during those groggy mornings. To turn off the Ramos, you both have to get out of bed, a physical task, and defuse the alarm, a mental task. This potent combination of activity will wake even the heaviest sleeper. 

With the Ramos app, we have a variety of mental tasks you can chose from to defuse the alarm. Also, because phones are now loaded with sensors, we plan to keep adding new ways to defuse the alarm. You might even have to do jumping jacks in your kitchen to wake up!

Build Healthy Sleep Habits

Ramos helps you build a healthy, happy, sleep routine by rigidly enforcing the time you wake up. Within days, your REM cycles naturally adjusts to the newly enforced wake up time. You’ll stop kidding yourself and become more realistic with your alarm times or go to sleep earlier. No more oversleeping!

What results is refreshing sleep and a crisp, energetic start to the day. Soon you may even find yourself waking with no alarm at all.

Improve Your Mornings

 With Ramos you can wake you up the way nature intended. Gradually increasing light simulates the sunrise and gently increasing sounds, like birds chirping, ease you awake. After waking you’ll feel much more alert and your eyes will already be adjusted to the morning light. You wont walk away from your bed squinting and feeling groggy. 

 If you live in colder climates the temperature of your bedroom can be a huge obstacle to overcome when trying to get out of bed. Ramos can help by automatically warming up your home on cold mornings before your alarm. As further incentive Ramos can also have a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you when you get to the kitchen. Because Ramos is connected to the internet of things and integrates with home automation devices the possibilities are endless.


 Features

  • Gradual Pre-Alarm: Sometimes alarms are too jarring. The pre-alarm option plays gentle sound before your main alarm rings. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves or chirping birds.
  • Lockdown Mode: If you’ve ever woken early and tried to reset your alarm, Lockdown Mode is for you. Enabling it will lock the alarm settings 1 hour before it is set to ring. Once it is locked, it must be remotely deactivated.
  • Battery Backup: You can’t cheat Ramos by simply unplugging it. A battery backup keep your Ramos running for hours. This is also handy for when the power goes out!
  • Defuse Modes: There are multiple ways of defusing the Ramos alarm ranging from quick and easy to highly mentally engaging. You can also disable the defuse modes altogether and use Ramos as a regular alarm clock if you just like it for other features
  • Alarm Tones: Tired of your obnoxious alarm? Ramos lets you play your own audio to wake up exactly how you want to.

  • Snooze Bank: Because some people do like to snooze a few times, we have a feature that lets you snooze for a settable amount of times. But once you run out out of these, you’re forced to get out of bed.
  • Internet of Things and Home Automation: Start your day smarter. Using our IFTTT channel, Ramos can do all the work for you, whether it’s turning on your Hue light, starting your coffee maker, having your thermostat warm up your place on cold mornings, or anything else you could think of. This is the future of getting up.
  • USB Port: A convenient high powered USB port to charge your phone. Keep Ramos on your nightstand and you’ll have plenty of room to use your phone in bed.
  • Multiple Users: Multiple users can configure and deactivate Ramos alarms.
  • Courtesy Mode: Worried about waking up others? Courtesy mode will quiet the alarm after the initial sound, giving you time to deactivate Ramos.
  • Night Dimming: Ramos is  great at waking you up, but can also help put you get to sleep by dimming the light at bed time.
  • Auto Time Set: Every phone and computer sets their own time, why shouldn't your alarm clock? Ramos never needs to be adjusted.

Rewards

With your backing you will be getting a Ramos with all the features listed in this page which is available in white or black. It will be made out of the highest quality materials and designed to fit into any bedroom.

Our Experience

In February 2012, we launched the first version of Ramos on Kickstarter. After our successful campaign we developed an electronic product from the ground up, manufactured, and shipped units all over the world. The original Ramos was an expensive niche product crafted out of select woods with our unique remote alarm functionality.

We wanted to take this original concept and make it a way better and more affordable product. After listening to our customers, we streamlined the original Ramos into a beautiful, web enabled, lean, mean morning machine.

Timeline

We currently we have working Ramos Prototypes and a detailed manufacturing plan. If the campaign is successful we plan to have the following timeline to execute our manufacturing plan and get your Ramos in your hands.

  • January 2015: Kickstarter campaign ends and the hard work begins! Refine the PCB hardware to better suit manufacturing along with tweaking the final housing (internal features) for high volume injection manufacturing. 
  • February: Work on firmware for finalized hardware. Polish both iphone/android app and get the hardware integration and control work. Also work on sourcing with our manufacturers
  • March: Have final pre-manufacturing test units ready for beta-testing and FCC compliance testing.
  • April: Beta test period and fix all problems that will come up. Have everything finalized for manufacture.
  • May: Ship units!
   

 For press inquiries please contact hi@sammut-tech.com

Download the press kit here: http://cl.ly/3V3E070K2U0M/Ramos%20Presskit.zip

Risks and challenges

Hardware is hard, because we are making a physical product there a number of challenges that have to be overcome. However we have successfully created and delivered products in the past and are very familar with these challenges, but even if our years of experience does not foresee all obstacles we are fully dedicated to fulfilling all orders by their expected delivery dates.

We have gainful relationships with a number of manufacturers both here in the U.S. and overseas. To ensure that Ramos is the highest possible quality we are only working with suppliers and manufacturers with the great reputations for quality and punctuality

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    Get Ramos Alarm Clocks for your whole family! This pledge gets you 3 Ramos Alarm Clocks with Beacons for a discounted price. Choose color for each when the pack ships.

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    Ramos Distributor Pack! 10 Ramos Alarm Clocks with Beacons at a special Kickstarter discounted price.

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    Come out to our shop and get to meet the team. We’ll walk you through the evolution of the Ramos concept and give you a Ramos along with an original hand-made Nixie version.

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