You are having that beautiful dream which was eluding you for the past several weeks and then comes this jolt of the most unpleasant sound that wakes you up. The sound was your alarm ringing.
Almost everyone of us have gone through this ordeal. In spite of this , we are flooded with alarm makers numerous takes on the classical alarm clock. Every version either makes the ordeal more unpleasant or a less unpleasant. French startup SensorWake’s latest timepiece is a step towards the
less unpleasant side.
SensorWake’s alarm clock allows the user to set up their wake-up time and then load the alarm clock with a custom made capsule which will spread the desired aroma at the stipulated wake-up time. The capsules which are manufactured by Swiss fragrance manufacturer Givaudan says that the capsule will last 60 cycles.The smells available are are espresso and hot croissant, sweet peach, strawberry candy, ginger and pepper mint.
The company is confident about its new creation and says that the aroma dispenser cum alarm clock will wake any person within 2 minutes
with its strong aroma. Unfortunately, if this doesn’t work then an audio – alarm will kick in at the 3rd minute.
Despite its uniqueness, SensorWake’s alarm is not new in the field of making sleepy guys smell their way back into reality from their dream world.
Researchers in Japan for example made a fire alarm that spreads the smell of wasabi ( a root vegetable known as Japanese horseradish). Similarly, there is an alarm clock that tries to wake you up with the help of the aroma of brewed coffee.
SensorWake are trying to raise €50,000 (US$54,570) to bring their new alarm clock in the market. As the shipping is slated for November, we can have one sent to on our way if everything works as planned by them.