There’s a market out there for people who want to live in this touchscreen-heavy world whilst still slamming their hand on the top of a giant alarm clock. For those people, there’s the Kurrent. This alarm clock works with an extremely simple user interface, a handful of physical buttons, ports for wired charging, and a Qi wireless charging pad. The last bit is optional – and quite obviously made to arrive just in time for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the rest.
Of course, this device having been created and photographed well before the iPhone X was revealed in full, here it uses the Galaxy S8. This Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy Note 8 – and a bunch of other Samsung smartphones – work with wireless charging just as well as Apple’s newest iPhone. They all do so with the same wireless charging standard technology: Qi Wireless Charging.
For the average wireless charging smartphone owner, placing their smartphone on a pad literally attached to their alarm clock feels natural. Switching from using one’s smartphone as an alarm might take some getting used to – but then again, using this alarm clock as a non-alarm clock with charging ports is always an option.
This device had the ability to charge up to 6 devices at once, with two built-in charging cords (micro-USB and Lightning – both of which are upgradable with alternate cords from the company Kube Systems), two USB ports, wireless charging pad, and a standard USA-based AC power adapter.
Of note is the MFI compliance of this device – this means it’s an approved Apple product, as it were. Kube is known in the hotel industry as a key player in the alarm clock business. Guests at Starwood, The Ritz-Carlton, W Hotels, Marriott, and Hyatt hotels all have Kube devices on their nightstands right this minute.
As of November 7th – the day this article is set to go live – Kube’s IndieGogo campaign was over 100% funded. After the campaign is ended, the alarm clock is set to go InDemand, as they say. Have a peek!