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The singNshock alarm clock shocks you from your slumber
The singNshock plays your favorite music to rouse you before shocking you out of bed
Alarm clocks are a necessary technological evil for most of us, but the snooze button is an all too easy fallback for those unable to resist just a bit longer out under the covers. The singNshock is a concept that provides a slightly shocking answer to this problem.
The "sing" of the name comes from the device's built-in music player and speakers which, coupled with the MMC slot, allow you to wake up to your favorite songs played at as high a volume as you can cope with at an ungodly time in the morning.
Music playback, along with most of the clock's other functions, are controlled via its touchscreen interface – with one key exception. The button used to turn the alarm off delivers an electrical pulse – hence the "shock" portion of the device's name.
The electrical shock feature can be turned off and the pulse is just a few millivolts, which designer Sankalp Sinha believes is enough to trigger neurological functions without causing any harm. The singNshock is currently only a concept, but Sinha has envisioned a range of six colors and LED lighting for some extra ambiance in the bedroom.
If you don't fancy being shocked out of bed then there's always the alarm clock that runs away to prevent snoozing, another that forces you to think, or yet another that gives you an early workout. If none of these options work, maybe you deserve some extra shut-eye.
Source: Sankalp Sinha via Mashable
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A few millivolts, so you know, touching a 9-volt battery early in the morning (as that is 9000 millivolts) will wake you up quicker (and everyone knows that you only get a "shock" if you stick it on your tongue.....)
Maybe they should come up with a less shocking name....
Great idea! Can I buy the Binford 9000 version as a gift for my ex-wife?
With a name like that, I thought it would come with a shocking bracelet or something.
While i wouldn't use the shock feature, I do like the look of it, and the memory card slot, I'd buy it if the price was right.
This product will fail.
Millivolts is not enough to create a shock.
And if it has enough voltage to create a shock, it would face lawsuits of all kinds.
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