alarm clock

Wakē alarm targets only one sleeper with a beam of light, sound

Wakē alarm targets only one sleeper with a beam of light, sound

When one person in a room has to get up at a certain time, it generally means everyone has to get up at that time, as an alarm clock knows no mercy and blesses all equally with the song of its people. There are some alternatives — vibrating wrist bands tend to be the latest favorite, but some aren’t so fond of them, either. Waking up to a gradual light is the least startling, but it has the same problem as sound…everyone is exposed to it. The Wakē alarm is different; it uses the same gradual light functionality as sun-simulators and such, but is designed only to shine on the person who needs to get up.

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Coolest Clock is a smartphone-connected projection clock

Coolest Clock is a smartphone-connected projection clock

Coolest Clock is the wall-mounted projection display that you never realized you needed. It's up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo and has blown its goals out of the water, reeling in over $230,000 USD when its original goal was only $20,000 USD. This device looks sleek and compact while projecting all kinds of up-to-the-minute live info like weather, social media, and news. It also tells time, but I'm sure you have something in your arsenal of devices that can already do that. If you want to buy Coolest Clock, it's not to tell time. You would buy it for its live projection screen update of information, and of course, because it's the Coolest Clock out there.

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Groundhog Day alarm clock: hacked until real

Groundhog Day alarm clock: hacked until real

It'll only be a matter of time before a clever device-making group makes this alarm clock to do what we're seeing it hacked to do here, but until then, there's this. This is the Groundhog Day Alarm Clock, as made by creative constructor Randofo. This is a Panasonic RC-6025 flip clock, the same model used in the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day. Here it's been broken apart and re-constructed to do exactly what it does in the film - play the same song from the same "radio station" every time you wake up.

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Ramos alarm clock forces you to wake up with portable beacon

Ramos alarm clock forces you to wake up with portable beacon

Some people have a lot of trouble getting out of bed in the morning, and for that reason a nearby snooze button is its own sort of addiction. Ramos is a smart alarm clock designed specifically for these non-morning people, forcing users to get out of bed by limiting how many times the snooze button can be hit before they have to get up and take their phone to a paired off-site beacon. Bringing one's phone and the beacon together allows one to enter the "defuse code", which finally, mercifully, silences the alarm.

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ALARMclock dishes sobering stats to get you out of bed

ALARMclock dishes sobering stats to get you out of bed

Getting out of bed when the alarm clock goes off is sometimes an unattainable goal, and everyone has found a legitimate excuse to hit the snooze button at least once. This is arguably because an annoying sound is not incentive enough to drag one's self to the coffee maker, and such is where the ALARMclock comes in. Having about tripled its Kickstarter goal with a week remaining, the idea behind the device seems to be popular: offering up sobering information as incentive to wake up.

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GEAR4 Renew SleepClock for iOS devices hitting stores this March

GEAR4 Renew SleepClock for iOS devices hitting stores this March

GEAR4 is back with another awesome iOS accessory and has just announced their Renew SleepClock will be hitting Apple's retail stores in the US starting in March for just $199. Their alarm clock offers a few unique and special features that make that price seem not so high. They've added two sensors for monitoring breathing and movement, allowing the free iOS app to log sleep cycles.

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Moshi Reflection clock lands as a Brookstone exclusive

Moshi Reflection clock lands as a Brookstone exclusive

Moshi makes some really cool alarm clocks. The coolest thing about them is that they have voice recognition tech inside that allows you to manage and control all of the clock functions using your voice. That means rather than pressing buttons repeatedly to turn alarms on and off or set time you can just tell the clock what time it is.

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iPhone alarm fault allows unexpected lie-in

iPhone alarm fault allows unexpected lie-in

The transition from Daylight Savings Time over the weekend has prompted iPhone headaches, with the Apple smartphone's alarm app apparently ignoring the hour's difference despite the clock showing the correct time.  Complaints are already flooding Twitter, as confused iPhone owners find their alarms going off an hour late (giving them double that precious extra sixty minutes of Monday sleep we only get once a year).

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