alarm clock

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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IllyClock squeezes color-changing time into coffee can [Video]

IllyClock squeezes color-changing time into coffee can [Video]

While showing admirable recycling motivation, sticking a clock inside an old coffee can isn't enough to impress us; Instructables member florinc makes the grade because his DIY IllyClock adds in some color magic too.  Based on a Wiseduino - an Arduino clone with an integrated real-time clock - and an LED shield, the clock lights up its numerals in different shades depending on the time of day.

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Sonic Alert SBZ475ss Analog Alarm Clock wakes heavy sleepers

Sonic Alert SBZ475ss Analog Alarm Clock wakes heavy sleepers

I have never really had a problem getting out of bed. The Alarm clock wakes me up just fine on low volume settings. I have known some people though who could sleep through a freight train rolling by. For the heavy sleeper a normal alarm may not cut it.

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Philips unveils Wake-up Light HF3490 and HF3480 alarm clocks

Philips unveils Wake-up Light HF3490 and HF3480 alarm clocks

If you are the type who has a hard time waking up to a dark and cold room each morning, Philips may have a great alarm clock for you. The company has unveiled the HF3490 and HF3480 Wake-up Light alarm clocks. These clocks have music and wake you to a simulated natural sunrise as well.

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Yamaha unveils TSX-70 and TSX-W80 iPhone alarm clocks in Japan

Yamaha unveils TSX-70 and TSX-W80 iPhone alarm clocks in Japan

I'm not sure what gives with all the iPhone alarm clocks/speaker docks that have turned up this week. All of the sudden there is a plethora of them hitting the market. Today Yamaha unveiled a couple iPhone/iPod docks of its own called the TSX-70 and the TSX-W80.

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iHome unveils iP88 dual iPod dock alarm clock

iHome unveils iP88 dual iPod dock alarm clock

I am betting there is more than one home out there with multiple iPods or iPhones that are fighting for the coveted dock space on the bedside alarm clock. If your home is one of these battlegrounds, iHome has a slick new dual dock alarm clock that will force a truce. The product is called the iP88 Dual docking Station for iPhone/iPod.

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Perfect Wakeup Machine first tempts then forces you from bed [Video]

Perfect Wakeup Machine first tempts then forces you from bed [Video]

Would Sharper Image have lasted longer if it billed its alarm clocks as capable of "more violent and persuasive measures" should the owner not get up? That's likely something we'll never know the answer to, but it's okay because we're too busy trying to avoid the wrath of "The Perfect Wakeup Machine": the handiwork of four mechanical engineering students at Colorado State University, this monstrous alarm first tempts you out of bed with freshly brewed coffee, before escalating to more dramatic methods.

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Bang & Olufsen BeoTime clock/remote thinks it’s a flute

Bang & Olufsen BeoTime clock/remote thinks it’s a flute

Now, it's Bang & Olufsen time, so please suspend all disbelief and reset your "it's how much?!" shock reaction.  The Danish company has unveiled its latest product, and we've a feeling Alyson Hannigan would approve.  The BeoTime alarm clock best resembles a flute, but is actually a way to not only get you up in the morning but to control your house full of expensive B&O A/V equipment.

 

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iLuv iMM153 Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker revealed

iLuv is known for releasing all sorts of iPod accessories, however, they have a special fondness for the alarm clock/iPod dock combo. Now, you can add bed shaker to that list as well with the iMM153 Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker.

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The Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock is proper way to wake

The Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock is proper way to wake

Waking up in the morning is hard for a lot of people but nothing makes it more intolerable than that incessant buzzing of your typical alarm clock. But the Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock is designed to wake you up in a decidedly proper, stereotypically British sort of way.

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iLuv will show off yet another cool iPod dock at CES

iLuv will show off yet another cool iPod dock at CES

iLuv, the maker of many cool iPod products, is set to unveil another iPod-related product at this year's CES.  It's an iPod dock-slash-alarm clock, but as you can see from the photo, this one's a bit different than previous models.

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