If you're tired of waking up your significant other (or your significant other waking you up!) when the alarm clock goes off, you may want to take a peek at the Lark. They're calling it a silent "un-alarm" clock, and the promise is that it will wake you up without disturbing those around you. How does it work? You wear a sleep sensor on your wrist, and dock your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the cradle. The device will now act as a bedside clock, while the sensor tracks all sorts of into about your sleep cycle. When it's time to wake up, the sensor on your write starts to vibrate, which is enough to wake you from your slumber.
The device will be available in Apple Stores starting on June 14th, and it'll cost $129. We've already got one in for review, so look for our thoughts on the Lark shortly.
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Gear up for Independence Day with your own mini fireworks display. The Einstein Sound Master Photon Ball iPod Dock combines both sight and sounds. The colors move to the beat and your iPode gets to recharge on the handy dock. Available for most iPods, the device also has an AM/FM tuner, an LCD alarm clock so you can wake to your play list, and can be synced to a PC. The price of the photon dock is $34.99 with free shipping.
(Have a good one, all.)
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If Jaime Sommers is wrong when she says that the cause of insomnia is because we don’t have a Sleep Number bed, at least we can now find out more scientifically. The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach alarm clock includes a wireless headband that reads your brainwaves and transmits the data to the clock’s SD card. When you get up, transfer the info to your PC, upload results to Zeo online and they will suggest what you can do to get a decent night’s sleep. At a cost of $400.00, they had better not tell you to drink a glass of warm milk or take a hot bath.
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The iTalk from Neutrino should please anyone who wants his or her morning simplified. Using TimeSet Voice technology, the alarm clock is activated by saying, “Hello iTalk.” It responds to eight different phrases such as “snooze,” “set alarm,” or “help.” The 8 x 4.25 x 2 3/4-inch timepiece features manual or verbal update, an 8 to 9 minute snooze, LED numbers and dimmer. Neutrino says that it can understand any English-speaking voice. Contact them for more details and price.
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If you are someone who can’t quite get up in the morning during the workweek, try this Gong Alarm Clock that will beat until you have had enough. The clock is backlit with an easily readable display and has a snooze function. We think it would certainly be a fun gift for kids on school days or adults who dug the opening of Rank Oganisation movies. You can get gonged for £14.99 (~$21.00.).
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The Moshi IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Alarm Clock has to be the ultimate in timepieces for the terminally lazy. Turn it on and after it says, “Command Please,” ask it for the time, alarm time, date and temperature. It will also give you 5 minutes of ocean sound before you sleep. The clock can also be set by voice and has a help menu if it is more complicated than it sounds. You can get a Moshi Clock for $32.97 for an end of the month delivery.
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iLuv has another product to add to your wish list for the holiday season. The INT 170 can access Internet and FM radio stations with either an Ethernet or WiFi connection. It doubles as a digital dual alarm clock with auto time update and LCD dimmer control, can hold 40 preset stations (20 Internet and 20 FM,) and has both a 3.5mm auxiliary and headphone jack input. With built-in speakers, wake to radio or buzzer and sleep to radio. The INT 170 has a price of $199.99.
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If you know someone who is nasty in the morning, what better way to get back at him/her than with the Tantrum Throwing Alarm Clock? When the alarm goes off, it lightly taps its arm, but if you don’t hit its snooze sensor within a minute, it will go slightly ballistic. If you sleep through that or ignore it, it will finally shut down after an hour. The clock can also dance to music from its built-in radio or your PMP, flash its lights, and swing its arms. Tap its head’s sensor and you get it to smile and tap its fists. When its eyes flash in red, it is time to change the TTAC’s 4 AA batteries or plug it into an AC outlet. At a size of 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5-inches and a weight of 2 1/4 lbs., the naughty timepiece can be yours for $49.99.
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Can’t stand noisy alarms? The Vibrating Alarm Clock goes under your pillow or blanket and it will shake you into submission. It also works by audible mode and has a built-in light so that you can shut it off in the dark. Karlson’s timepiece can be set with the sliding cover so that you won’t roll over and accidentally set it off. It also features a snooze mode and comes with its charging base and adapter at a $49.31 price. Those fearful of earthquakes should probably pass on this one.
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This clock is just a bit to far fetched for those of us that don’t do breakfast. Place a frozen piece of bacon in the slot of Wake n’ Bacon before you hit the sack, and the clock goes off 10 minutes before you want to get up. When the alarm hits, the clock sends a signal to a small speaker that reroutes it to a relay, then to two halogen lamps. The result is that you awaken to the smell of cooked pig. Designer Matty Sallin is thinking of adding calendar aware to his prototype so it will not go off on weekends and holidays. We think he should add a self-cleaning feature and perhaps something that would ensure we don’t get food poisoning.
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