Sick of waking up to a blaring alarm? A new type of alarm clock relies on your sense of smell to get you out of bed.
Sensorwake is an “olfactory alarm clock” that promises to get you up and at ‘em using two minutes of a pleasant scent and “breathing light.”
Be warned: If people have a stuffy nose, the pleasant aromas may not be enough to wake them up. But there’s a backup melody which will come on after two minutes and last for three, sure to wake anyone with a head cold or any particularly deep sleepers.
How it works: People can purchase a variety of recyclable scented capsules, each of which will last them for 30 “awakenings.” There are perfume molecules in each capsule which are detached and transported by dry-air diffusion.
Currently, the scents available are espresso, toast, croissant, grass, peppermint, chocolate, and seaside. They won’t leave any residue on the clock itself or on your sheets, skin, or clothes.
And don’t worry, the capsules are solvent-free, and compliant with IFRA (International Fragrance Association), REACH (European Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation) and CARB (California Air Resource Board) standards.
The alarm itself is small and white, clocking in at 3.5 inches long, 3.5 inches wide, and 3.9 inches tall. It weighs just 1.58lbs. The clock currently costs $72.90, and comes with a free “toast” capsule thrown in. Additional scent capsules cost $5.45 each.
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