Wake Up, You iPhone-Owning Sleepyhead

By  |  Friday, November 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Lark Up

Price: $99

Top 25It’s a charging dock for your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s an alarm clock that doesn’t make any noise. It’s Lark Technologies’ Lark Up–and it is, if nothing else, unusual. You stick your iPhone or Touch in the bedside base station, where it tells you the time and lets you set an alarm. Then you put on the accompanying wrist strap. When it’s time to wake up, the strap vibrates, bringing you out of your slumber in a manner that the company says is “more peaceful” and “natural.” (It also lets anyone else nearby who might be asleep continue to snooze.)

The Lark Up will be available early next year. What’s your take–brilliant, silly, both, or neither?


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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Marc Says:

    That doesn't fix recurring alarms for me 🙁

  2. Bouke Timbermont Says:

    Neither: this already existed, and normally it comes with two straps. This was already developed, targeted for working couples with different starting hours.

    Can this thing even support two straps, and thus two different waking times? otherwise I just don't see the point 🙂

    atm I only found an article about the concept, but this very design is already being sold in a store a few blocks from my house. http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/11/alarming-ring-

  3. Marc Says:

    Can it cope with my DST time changes? My iPhone's alarm still doesn't work, useless.

  4. Bouke Timbermont Says:

    Delete all your current alarms and make new ones. That's the only way to solve that bug I heard of so far.