Cell Ringtone Alarm Clock

Cell Ringtone Alarm Clock

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 25, 2007

For some, waking up in the morning is just about the hardest part of the whole day. A proper alarm clock needs to be both audible and annoying enough to wake you up from your slumbering state to the point you can't just snooze back into unconsciousness. An annoying sound you say? Ahh, that concept is where the team at Citizen Japan must have started when designing the M−stock533 alarm clock. You see, this alarm clock can download the ringtones stored on a cellphone using an infrared data exchange system (which they've named "muPass") to use as your morning alarm sound. I can hardly stand the sound of cell phones while awake, let alone put up with an annoying chime or song first thing in the morning. So this device would indeed succeed in waking me up, but also result in a small pile of broken electronic and mechanical parts. Fortunately, for now, this is a Japan-only device, but a definite indicator of what is around the corner in home and wireless integration. [via Wireless World Japan]
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