Bored of getting up from bed to dismiss your alarm clock’s irritating sound early in the morning? Need a new (say better) way of waking up? Fret not, a teenage developer has created an alarm clock that uses the sense of smell instead of hearing!
The new alarm clock, dubbed as SensorWake, is developed by Guillaume Rolland, an engineering student from France. You can set your alarm time and SensorWake emits a smell that promises to wake you up in two minutes or less. Google awarded it as one of the top 15 inventions “that can change the world” at the 2014 Google Science Fair.
The alarm clock, which launched on Kickstarter, comes in an assortment of scents such as peach, espresso, continental breakfast, seaside, and cold-hard cash (the smell of the ink used to make US currency). The choice of smell is also up to the user.
“We believe that everyone should wake up happy, relaxed and peaceful, empowered for adventures to come. Happiness lies in the little things, like a great morning, a smell we like, a memory it recalls, a smile it evokes… Together let’s make sure this happens every day!”
The campaign offers two pack capsules to its backers. One capsule wakes you up 60 times.
Here are the two-capsules packs available:
- Continental breakfast: Espresso & Hot Croissant
- Candy Rush: Sweet peach & Strawberry candy
- Enjoy the break: Seaside (monoi, tiare flower) & Lush Jungle (cut grass, leaves)
- Invigorating Aromatherapy: Purifying Tea Tree & Harmonious Chocolate
- Vitalization Aromatherapy: Stimulating Ginger & Invigorating Pepper Mint
- VIP lounge (for Kickstarter Backers only): Dollar & Ebony Luxury
The refills and new capsules cost $19 each. The device has already crossed its Kickstarter funding goal and is now looking to inch past its stretch goal. Crazy, innovative and impressive are the three words that perfectly describe the SensorWake. If you decide to throw caution to the winds and give it a try, let us know in the comments!
Story by: Lalitha