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How to Build an Alarm Clock That Can Only Be Silenced by a Nerf Dart

The most dangerous object in your home isn’t the stove, the clothes iron, or that chainsaw in your garage. It’s your alarm clock’s snooze button that makes it so easy to go back to bed each morning. Silencing that alarm shouldn’t be so easy, so Christopher Guichet built an alarm clock that can only be deactivated with a perfect shot from a Nerf blaster. Read More >>

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Turn Your Apple Watch Into a Tiny Macintosh Computer While it Charges

Turning the Apple Watch on its side while it’s charging overnight puts it in Nightstand Mode so you can always see the time. But with Elgato’s amusing new W3 stand, instead of a tiny alarm clock, your Apple Watch becomes a miniature replica of the original Macintosh computer on your bedside table. Read More >>

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Clever Clock Makes It Super Obvious Whether You Remembered to Set Your Alarm

For those of us who can’t bear the thought of spending just a few minutes away from our social networks, let alone an entire night, our bedside smartphones double as an adequate alarm clock. But for those who are able to disconnect at bedtime, Lexon’s In-Out clock is a minimal but cleverly functional way to ensure your alarm is set before you drift off to sleep. Read More >>

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Genius Alarm Clock App Wakes You Earlier When Traffic Jams Might Make You Late

When you set your alarms at night you’re probably only concerned about getting as much sleep as possible, not about what unforeseen problems in the morning could make you late for work. You can leave those concerns to a new iOS-only app called Snorelax that will automatically wake you earlier if traffic problems along your daily route could lead to delays. Read More >>

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Some Twisted Microsoft Developer Made This Awful Alarm Clock App From Hell

The morning and I have a hate-hate relationship that has seen more than one alarm clock shatter against an unyielding wall, so I don’t really know why a Microsoft developer would feel the need to code an alarm app that forces you to play unnecessarily ‘quirky’ and ‘fun’ games to turn it off. Read More >>

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The Perfect Alarm Clock Orders Pizza and Counts Down its Arrival

It turns out we’ve all been looking for the wrong features in the perfect alarm clock. Smartphone connectivity? An oversized snooze button? These stop being important once you realise someone has created an alarm clock that can not only be used to order a pizza, it can also count down its arrival at your door. Read More >>

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Mattress Sensor Only Silences Your Alarm Clock When You Get Out of Bed

How many times do you need to snooze your alarm clock before you actually climb out of bed in the morning? Enough to be late for work every day, right? So while there are lots of crazy alarm clock designs out there that make it harder to snooze, the Chipper—which uses a sensor strip to only silence your smartphone’s alarm once you’re physically out of bed—might be the most effective. Read More >>

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Hacked Alarm Clock Only Plays “I Got You Babe” Just Like Groundhog Day

February 2nd is one of the most important non-holidays on the calendar. You don't get to skip work, but when you get home, you get to watch Bill Murray in Groundhog Day again and again until the clock strikes midnight. And if you want to relive the film every day, Instructables has a fun hack that makes an alarm clock radio play Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" every single morning. Read More >>

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The Clip-On Clockety Turns Your iPhone Into a Projection Alarm Clock

When you wake up exhausted in the morning wondering if it's time to get up and go to work, the last thing you really want is your smartphone's bright display blinding you while you check the time. So the snap-on Clockety turns your iPhone into a projection alarm clock, displaying the time on your bedroom ceiling with a quick tap on your device. Read More >>

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Just Flick This Clock’s Simple Face Switch to Activate its Alarm

Dieter Rams left a lasting legacy at Braun that still influences the products the company creates today. Just take a look at this simple analogue alarm clock, that's found a clever way to compete with all the other monstrous smartphone docks vying for space on your bedside table. Read More >>

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A Light-Up Alarm Completely Changed My Life

Slamming the snooze button over and over again is pretty much the crummiest, least restful way to kick off your morning, so consider this a public service announcement: A light-up alarm completely changed my life, and I think it can change yours, too. Read More >>

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Withings Aura: An Alarm Clock That Helps You Wake Up and Fall Asleep

Designing an electronic device to wake someone up is easy—it just needs a clock and suitably loud speaker. But designing a device that wakes someone up gently so they're not a tyrant in the morning, and helps them get to sleep at night? That's a challenge that Withings tackled with its new Aura bedside system that uses light and sound to make falling asleep and waking up a lot easier. Read More >>

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Arcade Alarm Clock: The Konami Code Won’t Buy You More Shuteye

It might have given you invincibility or unlimited ammo on the countless games that acknowledged it, but sadly the Konami code won't buy you a single second of extra sleep on this custom Xronos alarm clock. But the large scoreboard-like LED display and use of authentic console buttons will have you wondering if you fell asleep at the arcade again. Read More >>

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Tangible Alarm Smartphone Dock: Shove to Snooze

It's early morning. Your phone is screaming at you. Unless you open you eyes and seek out some the right little virtual button, it'll never stop. But the Tangible Alarm could bring back the eyes-closes snooze-button flailing of days gone by. Read More >>

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Want To Snooze? This Annoying Alarm Clock Makes You Sink a Putt First

It's been a while since we've stumbled across an alarm clock that uses some annoying gimmick to ensure you get out of bed in the morning. But this £15 mini golf game trapped inside a plastic dome might actually be a less rage-inducing way to start your day. Read More >>