Illustration for article titled Tangible Alarm Smartphone Dock: Shove to Snooze

It's early morning. Your phone is screaming at you. Unless you open your eyes and seek out place to touch, it'll never stop. But the Tangible Alarm could bring back the eyes-closes snooze-button flailing of days gone by.

A concept by Victor Johansson, the Tangible Alarm would provide a backup for your phones built-in alarm. Instead of having to shut it off or snooze it manually, you could just shunt the blaring monstrosity to the right to snooze, or the the left to shut it off entirely. The board would communicate with the phone wirelessly, and you'd never have to so much as glance at the screen.


How it would work, exactly, is still up in the air. Constant NFC polling would be a huge power-drain (and isn't allowed through the lock-screen on Android), so it'd probably have to be Bluetooth, or maybe just weight-sensitive. Either way, just throw wireless charging in there and you'd have something worth the table-space. Blind fumbling never sounded so good. [Yanko Design]

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