Shake + Wake: Silent Alarm Keeps Your Relationship Alive

There are few things in life more wonderful than sleeping next to the person you love, but when your loved one has to wake up hours before you their alarm clock can annoy you into considering separate bedrooms. Designer Johan Brengesjo is saving relationships all over the world with his “Silence” alarm clock concept.

Silence wakes you not with a jarring beep or annoying buzz, but with a gentle vibration sent wirelessly to a rubber ring worn on the finger. Each sleeper is woken silently so that their partner can keep on sleeping until their own wake-up time.

If you are the type who needs the snooze button every morning, the Silence clock will let you get a few extra minutes of shut-eye. To snooze, you just shake your hand. But each successive “snooze” session requires a more exuberant shake of the hand. After a couple of snoozes you will have shaken yourself awake – but hopefully your honey will still be able to sleep through your morning ritual.

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See more in Clocks & Watches or under Gadgets. April, 2011.