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BEDDI alarm clock takes advantage of your favorite apps, smart home devices and more
You probably haven’t seen an alarm clock as smart and resourceful as the one currently being funded on Kickstarter. Get this – the BEDDI alarm clock is so smart it can call an Uber ride and make you coffee! I bet we have your attention now, so let’s dig right into the details.
The BEDDI alarm clock aims to satisfy your bed time needs, as well as easing the beginning and end of your daily routines. It accomplishes this by connecting to your smartphone and using a dedicated app, allowing the device to do much more than the conventional alarm clock. But it also does very well as a common gadget for our night stands. The BEDDI has a built-in night light, a white noise generator, a dimmable clock display and all the usual alarm clock components we are used to.
Things get much more interesting as you look further into the device, though. Users will be able to enjoy Bluetooth speaker functionality, USB charging ports, a smartphone dock and a wake up light that starts brightening your room minutes before the alarm goes off, making your slumber interruption much less drastic.
Moving past the basic stuff, we can find the BEDDI alarm clock is actually jam-packed with unique features that will really change the way you start your morning, and most of it can be controlled directly from the application. For starters, the clock has full support for Spotify, allowing customers to wake up to their favorite playlists. It also has a built-in FM radio, though, just in case yo are still into that kind of stuff.
If you usually ride Uber you can also press a button and have this alarm clock call an Uber right to your door. You will be alerted when the vehicle arrives. That is actually by far my favorite feature in this thing. And if you are worried about your commute, the BEDDI also taps into traffic and weather information, speaking it out to you periodically.
Just in case those weren’t enough smart features, this neat gadget can also interact with your smart home products. Currently supported are the Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue and Nest products. This is what I referred to when I mentioned the BEDDI could make your coffee. WeMo allows you to automate your coffee maker, which you could set off to start brewing when the alarm goes off.
Of course, you can also control lighting and other products through both WeMo and Hue, as well as temperature with the Nest thermostat. It’s also possible to automate SMS messages, phone calls, Skype calls and even a phone finder feature. It’s just a matter of programming the 3 extra buttons to your liking.
Interested? I know I am, so let’s get down to business – how do you get your hands on one of these? The two cheapest specials are now gone, so the least you will pay for a BEDDI is $75. This is not a bad deal considering the retail price is set to be $99.99 per unit, but patience must be one of your virtues. The first units won’t start shipping until June 2016.
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