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.
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