5 Gadgets I Have Used To Annoy Upstairs Neighbors (I’ve Won)

First of all, for the sake of unnecessary trouble, let me state that there are degrees in everything, and our ultimate goal is to solve the problem and let us live in peace, not to start a war.

At the same time, I hope that you will understand the fact that without reciprocal means and status, any principle is weak and ineffective.

I would also like to thank those of you who have visited my website and provided various comments via email.

Let’s start with a little background. I live in an apartment in the center of Shenzhen, China, and was once a victim of noise from my upstairs neighbors. I had tried to use a variety of negotiation and communication to solve the problem at that time without success. 

Then, I stopped compromising and picked up devices and gadgets to annoy my upstairs neighbors and revenge them, and finally, succeeded in bringing my life back to peace.

Since I want to cut to the topic of this article —— gadgets and devices to annoy upstairs neighbors as soon as possible, I am not repeating my story here, so if you want to know more about my story, please click here.

I think I suffer from more noisy upstairs neighbors than most people: 

  • The sound of a child stomping the floor with bare feet.
  • The sound of children smashing toys wildly on the floor.
  • The sound of pushing and pulling tables and stools.
  • The sound of screws, nuts and tools falling to the floor.
  • The sound of a woman walking in high heels.
  • The sound of a man walking quickly in leather shoes.
  • Strange rubbing sounds of things I don’t know what they are.

Also, I think I have tried more than most to negotiate my way out of the problem of noisy upstairs neighbors’ noise.

  • Seek coordination with the property manager.
  • Complain to the management.
  • Take the initiative to negotiate with upstairs neighbors.

However, all of the above methods have had little effect.

Eventually, I got sick, mentally sick, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I wanted revenge on my noisy upstairs neighbors, and I took up arms, and I wanted them to feel the same pain that I felt, NO MERCY!

Gadgets And Devices To Annoy Neighbors

These are the Gadgets to annoy neighbors that I have used and that readers of the site have used, and I have given them in order of how easy they are to obtain in everyday life. Eventually, I stopped at the Ceiling Vibrator, so if you want to check out the ultimate weapon directly, click here to jump directly to the Ceiling Vibrator section.

Okay, let’s get started.

1. Clothes Prop

clothes prop

I wonder if you have the habit of drying your clothes or sheets in the sun in your country or region? If the answer is yes, I am sure you are no stranger to a clothes prop.

A clothes prop is a tool that you can put inside your bedroom when you are not drying your clothes. If your upstairs neighbors make any noise, you can hit your ceiling with the clothes prop strongly and quickly to show your protest. I believe your upstairs neighbors can hear your message.

If you don’t have any habits of drying outdoors in the sun, or if drying clothes outdoors is illegal in your area, then you can also find any long, sturdy stick to replace the clothes prop to help you.

Please make sure you are tall enough or your clothes prop is long enough before you start banging on the ceiling. Of course, you can also stand on a stool or a table to make your protest.

Please note that you should not punch the sharp end of the clothes prop or stick to the ceiling, otherwise, the ceiling of your house will soon lose its paint and become bruised.

This tool is easy to get and easy to use. However, it can be tiring to use for a long time. If you tap for a longer time, your arms will feel sore and your head may feel dizzy from constantly tilting back.

So, I think that the clothes prop is only suitable to be used as a pre-gadget for a short time.

2. Rubber Hammer

rubber hammer

I was originally unaware of the rubber hammer until one day when I was on my way to the office and saw workers repairing the roadside greenery using it to tap the tiles.

The principle of using a rubber hammer to annoy upstairs neighbors is similar to using a clothes prop. You can make your upstairs neighbors hear your protest by banging on the wall or ceiling.

The advantage of using a rubber hammer over a clothes prop is that it does not damage the wall while generating more vibration.

You should know that while noise can be reduced with soundproof earplugs, vibration cannot. The retaliation effect is better with vibration.

The rubber hammer handle has been scientifically designed to effectively absorb the shock of knocking, providing a comfortable grip that reduces fatigue and allows for longer periods of use.

Additionally, it is not expensive – for only about $10, you can have a professional-quality rubber hammer.

3. Subwoofer


Another gadget that annoys your upstairs neighbors is the subwoofer, which most people have.

To get revenge on your upstairs neighbors, you can play music as loudly as possible when you’re not home or when they’re on break. To further increase the effect of revenge, you can play dirty or funeral music.

However, using a subwoofer to get revenge on your upstairs neighbors is not very effective because the sound needs to travel through the air, then through the ceiling, and finally through the floor upstairs, which consumes most of the energy.

Moreover, loud music not only annoys your upstairs neighbors but also your next-door and downstairs neighbors who may be trying to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Therefore, while the three gadgets described above are easy to obtain, they all have their downsides when it comes to annoying upstairs neighbors.

Here are a few more gadgets that may require you to purchase them and that are not typically used in daily life, but are much better at annoying your upstairs neighbors.

4. Extremely Loud Alarm Timer

Extremely Loud Alarm Timer

The extremely loud alarm timer can be considered an upgraded version of the subwoofer when it comes to annoying upstairs neighbors.

Unlike a traditional alarm clock, this device can produce a very loud noise, up to 120 dB, which is as loud as lightning or chainsaws at close range. It is often used in noisy environments such as factories, kitchens, or by hearing-impaired individuals.

Compared to a subwoofer, the extremely loud alarm timer is much smaller and can be easily taped to the ceiling, making it more effective at startling upstairs neighbors.

However, it has its downsides in terms of annoying neighbors through noise rather than vibration or banging. This may not have as strong of an impact as some other methods, and it may also annoy neighbors in adjacent apartments.

Despite trying the above mentioned gadgets, none of them worked effectively in annoying my upstairs neighbors. It wasn’t until a friend recommended a ceiling vibrator that I found a solution to my problem.

5. Ceiling Vibrator V2 And V3

I am willing to call it the ultimate weapon for annoying my upstairs neighbors. A nuclear weapon that I promise never to be the first to use without unbearable annoy.

ceiling vibrator 3 in 1 already installed

Ceiling Vibrator System V2 | Ceiling Vibrator System V3

Turn it on and you can have your upstairs neighbors reach out to you to negotiate and offer to make peace with you.

Roughly speaking, the ceiling vibrator consists of two parts, the motor and the support rod.

Its main principle is to support the motor with both tapping and vibrating functions to the ceiling tightly to ensure the maximum transmission efficiency of vibrating or tapping sound, and then you can control the motor on, off, mode, timing, and other functions by the remote control panel.

  • No manual hammering.
  • No damage to the ceiling.
  • Do not cause noticeable disturbance to next-door neighbors.
  • Can be timed on and timed off to keep revenge even you are not at home. (hopefully you will receive a white flag of surrender from your upstairs neighbors as soon as you home)

If you want to know more details about ceiling vibrators, please click here to check.

Believe that it can help you and can take you out of the dark period and save your sensitive and fragile nerves and heart.

6. Ceiling Vibrator V4

ceiling vibrator v4 installed - 2

Ceiling Vibrator V4 Version: Best Device To Annoy Noisy Neighbors Up Or Down

For Ceiling Vibrator V4, technically speaking, it can no longer be called a “ceiling vibrator” because it can be used against noisy upstairs neighbors, noisy downstairs neighbors, or even neighbors with whom you share a wall.

It is a specially customized and optimized vibrating speaker. Unlike traditional speakers, it does not have a speaker cone and does not rely on air to create sound. Instead, you can simply stick it onto the ceiling, floor, or wall, and it produces sound by vibrating the objects it touches and letting them resonate.

This way, the sound it emits is not transmitted through the air like traditional speakers, but through solid matter, resulting in less attenuation and better sound quality.

7. Rooster

Roosters? That’s right, a rooster.

You may be confused, and I was too at first. Though I found it amusing, I decided to share this story anyway.

Once, I received an email from a Vietnamese person who had also dealt with noisy upstairs neighbors. They didn’t choose to use clothes props, subwoofers, rubber hammers, ceiling vibrators, or any other gadgets or devices. Instead, they bought a rooster and kept it in their apartment. Every morning at 3 or 4 o’clock, they carried the rooster to the door of the upstairs apartment and turned on the hallway light. The rooster, thinking it was dawn, would start chirping loudly.

According to the person, they eventually won the battle against their noisy neighbors.

While the authenticity of this story cannot be verified, it is certainly not a suitable solution for where I currently live. Nevertheless, I wanted to share it to bring a little happiness during these difficult times.


Well, these are all the gadgets and devices I’ve used to annoy my upstairs neighbors. The ceiling vibrator has successfully gotten me out of a jam. See which gadgets will work best for you. Good luck with your revenge and victory over your loud upstairs neighbors.

If you have other great gadgets not mentioned in this article, feel free to leave a comment. This will be helpful for a lot of people.

12 thoughts on “5 Gadgets I Have Used To Annoy Upstairs Neighbors (I’ve Won)”

  1. Hi ~ I like you am at “whit’s end” as I purchased a single attached home 2 years ago. At the time of purchase, the next-door neighbors had no kids. Then last year the 36-year woman decided to have 2 foster kids age 4 and 5years old. These children are in day care til 430pm. When they come home she sends them upstairs to their room where they “jump” continuously til 6-7pm. I can hear and feel the vibrations through my adjoining wall and ceiling as I try to watch TV. I have talked to her, getting no where and she is a very “obnoxious neighbor”! After i spoke with her she “encouraged the kids to do it even more and louder! Will this device work for me?

    • If you feel disturbed even if they are jumping upstairs next door to you, I think you can fight back with this device by using the knocking mode to make a sharp sound that can travel further.

  2. Hi,
    I live in an old building with high ceilings and wooden floors. The footsteps, door slams, laughter, and running of tourists two levels higher is almost unbearable.
    The appartment in-between is barely used precisely because of the noise.

    Sometimes I retaliate by constantly closing windows very early. The slam can make the building shake almost (it’s that old)

    If I can hear their footsteps, will the ceiling vibrator work for two levels higher?

  3. Hello,
    would you recommend the v4 or the v3 ?
    The v4 in theory is also safer from legal point of view, I easily hear steps and terrible, incredible running…so is not so well isolated. Would you think v4 is enough powerful to make them ear clearly ? Thank you very much

    • Hi, if you can hear their footsteps, then they can definitely hear v4 as well. That’s because the v4 is not a traditional Bluetooth stereo that relies on speakers for sound, it relies on resonance.

  4. Hello,
    I have a problem with noisy upstairs neighbors and I want to buy 2-3 devices like this, because the apartments are big and there are a lot of rooms. There is concrete between the floors.

    My question is, will I also hear the noise of these devices? And how loud is it? I mean, will the devices cause more noise to my apartment than to the neighbors? Or, is it a different type of noise?

    Thank you very much for selling these little diamonds!

    • If you buy the basis one that just vibration they are good but on my controller it buzzes which can be annoying if you are in the same room..but my problem is they retaliate…they are the neighbours from hell

  5. Hi there, I was inquiring about some questions i had and then I was blocked from ordering. I was hoping to be unblocked please so that I can purchase the V4 asap. Or if someone could provide me a reason why I was outright blocked?

  6. I live on the 2nd floor in a 4-floor apartment. If I use the V3, won’t the neighbors downstairs be able to hear it as well? I only want to annoy the neighbors upstairs. Please let me know so that I can order asap. Thank you.


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