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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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Alternative Alarm clock can wake you with whatever you plug into it

Alternative Alarm clock can wake you with whatever you plug into it

I am not a fan of alarm clocks. The shrill alarm is very annoying and my wife never ceases to jump and freak out when the alarm starts beeping all the sudden. Waking to the radio is a bit better, but it never ceases to lose the signal and wake me to white noise that is easy to sleep though. Mostly I wake to one of the tones on my iPhone and that works well enough.

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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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Tocky alarm clock turns you into a gibbering morning idiot [Video]

Tocky alarm clock turns you into a gibbering morning idiot [Video]

The concept of an alarm clock on wheels that would attempt to escape your bleary-eyed grasp every morning never struck us as particularly appealing, but obviously enough people bought a Clocky for its successor, the Tocky, to be green-lighted.  As before, the clock can jump off your bedside table and try to roll away; what's new is the fact it can be programmed with a voice clip or MP3 to blare at you too.

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Blasted Out of Bed

Blasted Out of Bed

Blasted with the undeniable power of sound. You've seen Back to the Future, yes? Do you recall the beginning of that 1985 classic, the part where Marty plays a single chord on the amplifier taller than he was? Remember how he was shot directly to the other side of the room? That's what's going on here, going on with alarm clocks. The company known as Sonic Alert presents three alarm clocks capable of punishing your eardrums with 113 decibels of sound - that's enough to wake you up from just about any amount of knocked out.

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Altaz Internet Clock Radio Features 3.5-Inch Touchscreen

Altaz Internet Clock Radio Features 3.5-Inch Touchscreen

While some alarm clocks out there may use "out of the box" ideas to wake you up, some of them like to keep it simple. The Altaz Internet Clock radio may feature plenty of extras in the package, but at its core it's still just a clock. Fortunately, though, if you do happen to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, hopefully you'll be able to lighten the mood with your favorite pictures displayed right there for you, or maybe the weather forecast for the day. Either way, the Internet Clock Radio has the power to try and give you what you want.

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Aphelion Concept Clock Throws a Ball at Your Face to Wake You Up

Aphelion Concept Clock Throws a Ball at Your Face to Wake You Up

For some, having the perfect alarm clock is essential to their day-to-day livelihood. If the alarm clock doesn't work, and they can't wake up in time for an important date, it can ruin a whole day. And while there are some out there that may make it harder to wake up, this new design concept is designed to make it almost impossible for you to stay asleep. Unless you like getting hit in the head by a projectile object.

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Soft Touch Alarm Clock Concept Has an Inflatable Wristband

Soft Touch Alarm Clock Concept Has an Inflatable Wristband

When you think of an alarm clock, you think of a simple system that does pretty much one thing: tell you what time it is. The Soft Touch alarm clock takes things to a whole new level, though, and does quite a bit more. Specifically designed for the hearing impaired, the Soft Touch is a system that not only tells you the time, and looks good doing it, but also alerts owners of impending danger.

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Moshi Voice Control Digital Clock Radio Makes Waking Up a Lot Harder

Moshi Voice Control Digital Clock Radio Makes Waking Up a Lot Harder

There has to be a fine line between our alarm clocks getting smarter. Or, maybe not smarter, but rather easier to control. Because, we don't know about you, but the only way our alarm clock wakes us up, is if we have to get out of bed to turn it off. Then again, there has to be something said about an alarm clock we can talk to. And, even better, that does what we tell it to do. We love our voice commands, after all.

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Intelligent DIY alarm clock auto-sets based on your Google Calendar [Video]

Intelligent DIY alarm clock auto-sets based on your Google Calendar [Video]

Alarm clocks haven't seen much in the way of excitement since the Goblin Teasmade, but that's all changed with the debut of the Dynamically Programmable Alarm Clock (DPAC).  The DIY handiwork of a group of electric engineering students at Northeastern University, the clock is capable of checking your Google Calendar, working out what time you need to be up in order to complete your first task or attend your first appointment, and then setting the alarm intelligently.  Meanwhile there's also home automation and more.

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