Getting out of bed in the morning is never easy, especially when the snooze button looks so appealing. So 19-year-old Sankalp Sinha created an alarm clock that bypasses this problem by giving the snoozer a shock.
Sinha, a student at India's Sharda University, came up with the idea for the singNshock alarm clock in 2008 when he got into the habit of waking up late every day for class -- something he calls "very frustrating."
"The shock button on the top is aluminum coated. When the user presses the button in order to stop the alarm, it conducts an electric shock pulse of a few milli volts triggering neurological functions," Sinha explains on his website.
The electric pulse, which is just enough to trigger neurological functions, is optional. Users do not have to be shocked out of slumber every day, if they don't want to.
Aside from the shocking snooze button, the singNshock also features a touchscreen interface and music player capable of storing up to 32GB of songs, notes Mashable.
Though the clock is currently just a concept -- all images are computer-generated renderings -- Sinha is looking for investors and manufacturers so he can begin production. He initially started his online portfolio with the aim of getting into design school, but since the singNshock is getting so much international attention, Sinha feels compelled to make it a reality.
"It doesn't matter where this will be sold, be it online or at stores," Sinha told the Huffington Post. What's important, he added, is that "customers are satisfied with this product."
Countless designers have attempted to devise the best system alarm clock system -- from the Android alarm app that won't stop ringing until a specific photo is taken, to one of the many runaway alarm clocks that roll away from the user so he or she cannot reach the snooze button.
Have you found the perfect device that helps you rise on time? Tell us about it in the comments (below).
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Clocky Alarm Clock On Wheels
It would be pretty easy to catch an alarm clock on wheels in my shoebox apartment here in Manhattan, but for those of you with larger bedrooms, the Clocky Alarm Clock is sure to get you (physically) out of bed. After you hit snooze on the Clocky for the first time, it gets a' movin,' jumping down from your nighstand and onto your floor and then rolling around on its wheels; the alarm doesn't stop until you catch it and disable it. Perhaps this will make you wake up more quickly, or perhaps it will lead you to fall asleep prostrate on the floor clutching your alarm clock. The Clocky Alarm Clock On Wheels is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013CTFQ4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=epiemp0a-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B0013CTFQ4" target="_hplink">available on Amazon for $39.99</a>.
Amplicom Alarm Clock
First, this alarm clock from Amplicom is really loud -- Amplicom specializes in products for the hard-of-hearing and deaf. Second, it comes with an optional vibrating disc, about the size of a large hamburger, which the sleepyhead can place in his bed, or under his pillow, or in his pajamas (if he can sleep that way); when the alarm goes off in the morning, in addition to the noise coming from the actual clock, the disc shakes. You might awake from a nightmare about an earthquake, but you'll be awake. The clock can also talk: When you hit the snooze bar it reads out the date, day and time in a harsh voice. <a href="http://www.amplicomusa.com/tcl-200-digital-alarm-clock.php" target="_hplink">Available from Amplicom for $99</a>.
Wake N Shake - Merciless Alarm Clock App
This $1 iPhone app is our cheapest alarm clock option, and it is also one of our least relaxing: The Wake N Shake Merciless Alarm Clock requires you to do a whole lotta shakin' in order to turn off your alarm in the morning (or afternoon...). No mercy for the tired or hungover: You have to shake this thing HARD to get it to shut up. Watch a video demo above. <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wake-n-shake-the-merciless/id461785823?mt=8" target="_hplink">Available in the iTunes Store for $0.99</a>.
One of the functions of Jawbone's Up wristband is a silent alarm clock, sending a silent pulse up your body to wake you up peacefully, but that's not all it does: The Up claims to measure your sleep patterns and daily activities to wake you up at the perfect time in your sleep cycle so that you are most refreshed at the time the Up goes off. Watch the video above for more (and <a href="http://jawbone.com/up/product" target="_hplink">head to the Jawbone homepage</a> to see what how else the Up can improve your miserable life). The Up <a href="http://store.jawbone.com/store/aliphcom/DisplayHomePage" target="_hplink">is available from Jawbone</a> in several colors for $99.
The folks at Lark call their wristband an "un-alarm clock"; like the Up, the Lark connects to an iOS app that tracks and analyzes your sleeping patterns to better facilitate a pleasant wake-up. Again, you are awoken by pulses to the wrist (and also an audible alarm, if you tug off the Lark in your sleep); also again, the Lark lets you know how you can improve your sleep patterns to wake up better. The Lark is, like the Jawbone Up, $99, <a href="http://store.lark.com/" target="_hplink">available on its official website</a>. iPhone not included.
Flying Alarm Clock
Here's an inventive one: When your alarm goes off in the morning, it shoots up in the air a little toy helicopter; in order to silence the alarm, you have to retrieve the helicopter and place it back into its dock. Until then, the alarm will continue to shriek, and shriek, and shriek. Don't use this one next to an open window if you live in a skyscraper. The Flying Alarm Clock <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/9171/" target="_hplink">is available from ThinkGeek for $19.99</a>.
Defusable Alarm Clock
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