It takes a stronger person than me to actually get out of bed when the alarm goes off—after all, that snooze button is so conveniently located. But if the alarm didn’t stop until I was out of bed, there’s a chance I could actually eat breakfast one of these days.
If you don’t struggle to get up in the mornings, we salute you; if you do, then this could come in handy for forcing you out of bed.
Waking up is hard. Anybody who can just get straight up in the morning cannot be trusted. For the rest of us, we make do with phones and alarm clocks and snoozing and coffee and showers and jobs that pay us to not be late. Perhaps we’re going to easy on ourselves. Maybe we need a high voltage ejector bed that shoots…
University of Nottingham's chemistry professor Martyn Poliakoff says that most chemists don't know the atomic number of most elements and that it's a pain to look in the periodic table. That's why alarm clock is his favorite gadget: "The first periodic table that you lets you see an element's atomic number without…
Getting out of bed is the worst. And anyone who says they don't mind waking up can just leave now. Some of us are employing desperate measures to get going every morning, and a manipulative/verbally abusive alarm clock sounds like just the thing. The makers of the CARROT To-Do list wanted to bring their motivational…
The iPhone's stock alarm app is kind of terrible. You have to navigate through multiple screens, flip switches, and spin what feels like an infinite roll of numbers. And that's just to turn it on. Minimalist, simplified apps have started popping up everywhere, so while Rise is no surprise, it's still a relief to ditch…
The snooze button is one of life's little luxuries, and it's easy to kid yourself into thinking that all you need is an extra ten, twenty—hell, let's make it thirty—minutes in the sack.
I have something of a sleep problem. Or I guess, more accurately, a waking up problem. And my alarm clock died. So I bought this re-issue of Braun's Dietrich Labs and Dieter Rams-designed BNC004 travel alarm clock. You should not.
iHome is bringing a handful of new clock docks to CES 2012, including the new iW4 complete with built-in Wi-fi and even an ethernet port, allowing you to wake up to your music streamed over AirPlay.
Filed in things I'm going to do when I'm a dad: when my lazy punk of a son refuses to get out of bed, he's going to get shot with a super soaker. With no mom in sight, he's dead meat.
My iPhone's alarm—the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song—wakes up my girlfriend every morning (sorry honey!). Lark is a wristband alarm clock that won't. It shakes your wrist so you're the only one torn from sweet slumber.
In our bubble-wrapped little lives, the only way we can play with fire and feel true panic is by running our batteries down as low as possible. But doesn't it suck the next day, when you realize your phone is dead?
Which appliance would you rather be woken up by? The smell of fresh coffee? Bacon sizzling fragrantly? A blaring TV? All of these could be possible, with the Alternative Alarm Clock. It's just a pity we can't buy Ki Hyun Kim's university project—yet.
Harking back to the classic Dieter Rams design, Frog's wooden alarm clock would go perfectly with one of the flip clock apps for the iPhone. And oh, how the iPad looks in that mini-CRT...
Bacon alarm clocks were pretty rudimentary six years ago. I mean, they didn't even have a snout or furry ears! The best bit about this BAKON one is that the instructions are all on Instructables, so you can build your own.
When I wake up, the most taxing thing I want to be doing for the next 15 minutes is reading Twitter on my phone. Or urging the husband to make me a cup of tea. Not solving puzzles. Never puzzles.