Waking up is hard to do. Most of us in the modern world don’t get enough sleep, and your alarm clock can add insult to injury. I know that my alarm clock gets a fair bit of abuse, and it’s likely yours does too. But what if your alarm clock could be a little bit more pleasant? Well, that’s the goal of Day Maker.
Now, Tim Cook has gone on record saying that toasters and refrigerators don’t mix, but if he saw this, I think he’d agree that toasters and alarm clocks do. Here’s how it works: Set your alarm on your iPhone using the Day Maker app. Now drop your iPhone into the “toaster slot” of the device. If your significant other has an iPhone, he or she can use it as well for a separate alarm, or simply to charge-up every night. When the alarm goes off, your iPhone pops up ever so gently, and the beeping, buzzing, or jamming kicks in. Need a few more Zs? Just press the top of your iPhone down just like snooze buttons of yore, and you can catch a few more winks.
This beautiful alarm clock Kickstarter project is seeking $275,000 USD in the next 59 days. One day in, and they’ve already raised 1 percent of their required goal. If you want your very own Day Maker, you can pre-order yours for only $125 USD. It is available in white, black, red, or gray, and shipping is free inside the United States. Canadians need to add $22 USD and everyone else needs to slap on $42 USD for shipping. This seems like a pretty snazzy way to start your day.