Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.
SAMPLE CONSUMER INSIGHTS - Subscribe to access 9,345 more

Alarming Technologies

Dozens of new alarm clocks, pills and technologies to wake us up

Implications - Not a morning person? You might be interested in some new ways to get yourself out of bed. Standard alarm clocks are being regarded as boring or ineffective. Some new designs will extract money from bank accounts each time the snooze button is hit, while others shock, shake the bed or remove blankets to cause physical discomfort. As the world logs longer work hours, stays up later, and abuses caffeine, waking technologies have become niche specific, simpler, or interactive – and completely necessary.
6.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
Patterns
Megatrends
20 Featured, 53 Examples:
1,599,789 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jul 06 — Jan 09
Trending:
Hot
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Appetizing Alarms
Appetizing Alarms
The Wake n' Bacon Alarm Clock Wakes You up with Fresh Bacon
Now's here's something that will really wake you up! Wake n' Bacon created by mathlete has been featured on Good Morning America and in New York Times Style Magazine. This alarm clock wakes you up with… MORE
Automatic Blanket Remover
Automatic Blanket Remover
The Ultimate Alarm Clock?
Need to wake up early tomorrow morning? Well this latest invention should ensure you get up on time –whether you like it or not. If you switch off your snooze button, your blanket will be torn down in… MORE
Alarm Clock Pill
Alarm Clock Pill
Rise-N-Shine
You can throw out that pesky alarm clock now, thanks to a new pill that ensures you will wake up on time without that obnoxious screeching of your buzzer in the mornings. "Wake Up On Time" is an all-natural… MORE
Anger-Proof Alarm Clocks
Anger-Proof Alarm Clocks
Matthias Lange's 'Smash' Alarm Can Tough Out Your Morning Temper
You are on a white velvet beach, walking by aquamarine crystal waters in front of the ruby-red setting sun. Your favorite music plays in the background. You pass a sculpted rock and on the other side you… MORE
Projector Alarm Clocks
Projector Alarm Clocks
Shine Time on the Ceiling
Oregon Scientific has put out two really cool retro alarm clocks. The projector alarm clocks feature a projector that shines the time on the ceiling. The clocks also feature atomic-clock synchronization… MORE
Clock Donates Your Money To Charity When You Hit Snooze
Clock Donates Your Money To Charity When You Hit Snooze
SnūzNLūz Alarm Clock
If you snooze, you lose. That’s right, you program this WiFi enabled clock to donate your money from your online bank account to your most despised charity (everybody’s got one) when you hit the snooze… MORE
Carpet Alarm Clock
Carpet Alarm Clock
Stand Up to Turn Off
Alarm clocks are increasingly an element of design, and gadgets ripe for innovation, ranging from the functional to the aesthetic. Not only does the carpet alarm blends into a bedroom's decor, it requires… MORE
Puzzle Alarm Clock
Puzzle Alarm Clock
A "Pieceful" Start To The Day
Have trouble waking up in the mornings? You won’t after you buy the Puzzle Alarm Clock from Bim Bam Banana. Set your timer the night before, then brace yourself for the next morning’s heart palpitations… MORE
Solar Powered Alarm Clocks
Solar Powered Alarm Clocks
Green Clock Needs Charging Once A Year
A solar powered alarm clock? Really? Yes, that sounds counter-intuitive, but it's true! According to the manufacturer, one day's worth of charging will last a whole year, so you don't need to worry about… MORE
Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Laser Beam Alarm Clocks
Bullseye Shot Turns it Off
Get back at those rude awakenings delivered by your alarm clock. The Laser Target Alarm Clock turns off when you take aim at the bullseye and shoot it with a remote handheld laser. Oh, and that's the only… MORE
play_circle_filled Bio-Synced Waking
Bio-Synced Waking
'aXbo' Sleep Phase Alarm Clock Optimizes Mornings
The aXbo sleep phase alarm clock uses natural sleep cycles to determine the best time to wake up. The clock is designed to wake people individually at their optimal waking time during a light sleep phase.… MORE
Alarm Clocks That Make You Exercise
Alarm Clocks That Make You Exercise
The Shape Up Alarm Buzzes for 30 Reps
Do you have trouble waking up?  If you’re a sleepyhead in the morning and the snooze button gets overworked, then the solution may be the Shape Up Alarm clock! The clock, which is in the shape of a dumbbell,… MORE
Punctual Pendulums
Punctual Pendulums
The NeverLate Alarm Clock Promptly Kick-Starts Your Day
The Neverlate alarm clock will provide you with the services that its name entails: YOU WILL NEVER BE LATE! The Neverlate is packed with customizable features that includes two 7-day alarm systems (14… MORE
Cuddly Alarm Clocks
Cuddly Alarm Clocks
The SnoozeMe Plushie Pillow Simplifies Slumber
Lisa Toepfer’s SnoozeMe is an alarm clock integrated into a pillow. Users can select one of five musical alarms to rouse them from slumber. Hitting the snooze button is as simple as pushing the white… MORE
Phone Call Alarms
Phone Call Alarms
Snoozester is Your Personal Alarm Clock
Snoozester is a pricey personal alarm clock system that can be used in place of your bedside alarm or the alarm clock on your mobile phone. This wake up calling system claims that it is great for heavy… MORE
Obedient Alarm Clocks
Obedient Alarm Clocks
The iTalk Voice Alarm Clock Hears You When You Speak
Ever yell at your alarm clock in the morning? Well the iTalk Voice Alarm Clock may understand what you’re screaming about. The smart and obedient alarm clock responds to commands such as, “hello iTalk,”… MORE
Aromatherapy Alarms
Aromatherapy Alarms
Introducing the 'Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock'
This ‘Fragrance Releasing Talking Cat Alarm Clock’ does exactly what its name implies. If your alarm clock is barely doing the trick to wake you in the morning, maybe it is time to try something new.… MORE
Light Bulb Alarms
Light Bulb Alarms
The Philips 'Quirky' Time Alarm Clock Adds Style to Your Bedside Table
The 'Quirky' Watt Time Alarm Clock is an unusual thing to wake up to in the morning, but it definitely adds style to your bedside table. The digital alarm clock is shaped like a light bulb which is covered… MORE
play_circle_filled Serene Awakening Gadgets
Serene Awakening Gadgets
The Wind Chime Alarm Clock Wakes You Gently
Imagine waking up to the gentle, and soothing sounds of windchimes when you wake up to the Wind Chime Alarm Clock. It features a 12-hour and 24-hour clocks, the date, a stopwatch function, and two different… MORE
Exercise Alarm Clocks
Exercise Alarm Clocks
The Shape Up! Forces You To Workout if You Want Silence
If you’re like most North Americans, chances are you’re not waking up early enough to get in some early morning exercise. Based on that assumption, the Shape Up! alarm clock may be just the thing for you. … MORE

Related Trend Reports & Custom Market Research

Related Examples

39 Bright Bulb Innovations
39 Bright Bulb Innovations
From Moody Light Bulbs to Hilarious Bulb Burnouts
Moody Light Bulbs
Moody Light Bulbs
Lu-Me Interactive Lighting Promises to Liven Up Your Life
Instrument-Shaped Alarm Clocks
Instrument-Shaped Alarm Clocks
Bang & Olufsen's 'BeoTime' Looks Like a Flute
Ottoman Workout Benches
Ottoman Workout Benches
Hybrid Furniture Designed for City Dwellers
10 Sweaty Ways to Look Hot
10 Sweaty Ways to Look Hot
From Sweaty Workout Lookbooks to Perspiring Fashion
Polite Alarm Clocks
Polite Alarm Clocks
The Voco Alarm Clock Wakes You Up With a Nice Message
Juicy Alarms
Juicy Alarms
The Juice Box Alarm Clock is a Wake Up Call in Disguise
play_circle_filled Good Vibe Workouts
Good Vibe Workouts
Brio Active Healthclub Shakes You To Health in Half the Time
73 Weird Workouts
73 Weird Workouts
Get Gisele Bundchen's Body With These Fitness Tricks
play_circle_filled Spoof Exercise Strategies
Spoof Exercise Strategies
The Vinnie Jones Attack Cardio Workout Relies on Fear
play_circle_filled Controversial Workout Videos
Controversial Workout Videos
Tony Strong Gets Fit While Protecting the US-Mexico Border
Time-Telling Furniture
Time-Telling Furniture
The Multifunctional Clock Shelf Helps You Keep Time and Order
Handmade Histori-Clocks
Handmade Histori-Clocks
Vacheron Constantine's Final Les Masque Collection Bridges the Past
play_circle_filled Cutting-Edge Old Clocks
Cutting-Edge Old Clocks
Fred Niell's Indicator-6 Nixie Clock Blends Retro & Nouveau
Vinyl Clocks
Vinyl Clocks
Like Minded Studios' ‘Record Time Clocks' Make Punctuality Cool
Charitable Workouts
Charitable Workouts
Cybex Launches Pink Treadmill for Breast Cancer
Cutting-Edge Retro Clocks
Cutting-Edge Retro Clocks
Roberts Ecologic 6 DAB Clock Radio Blends Old & New
Mathematical Clocks
Mathematical Clocks
Time-Tellers That are Perfect for Geeks
Recession-Proof Workouts
Recession-Proof Workouts
Forbes Riley's Spin Gym is a Fast, Cheap Way to Stay Fit
Sit Down Workouts
Sit Down Workouts
Ergoergo Lets You Burn Calories and Stay Active While Seated
Clock Creatures
Clock Creatures
Eric Frietas Designs Complex Wall Clocks
play_circle_filled 100-Year Clocks
100-Year Clocks
'Time in Six Parts' Takes 100 Years to Complete a Full Rotation
Alarm Clocks that Spoil You
Alarm Clocks that Spoil You
The 'Wake Up' Starts You Off With Fresh Hot Chocolate
31 Unconventional Light Bulb Designs
31 Unconventional Light Bulb Designs
Multimedia Light Bulbs
Multimedia Light Bulbs
The Slick 'Soundbulb' Speaker & the Dazzling Black 'De-light'
play_circle_filled Loudacious Alarm Clocks
Loudacious Alarm Clocks
The Fire Bell Alarm Clock Wakes The Deepest Sleepers
play_circle_filled White Noise Machines
White Noise Machines
The SleepMate 980A Ensures a Sound Sleep
Light Bulb Door Handles
Light Bulb Door Handles
The Knob Light Uses Kinetic Energy
33 Fun Alarm Clocks To Get You Bouncing Out Of Bed
33 Fun Alarm Clocks To Get You Bouncing Out Of Bed
Wind Chime Chandeliers
Wind Chime Chandeliers
The Item Susurrus
Tech-Savvy Wind Chimes
Tech-Savvy Wind Chimes
The Tinkling Gives Digital Message Alerts
Tamagotchi Life Clocks
Tamagotchi Life Clocks
The Jinsei Tokei Alarm
Pop-Up Lights
Pop-Up Lights
Credit Card Sized Light Bulbs
55 Innovations for Sleepy Heads and Insomniacs
55 Innovations for Sleepy Heads and Insomniacs
Motion-Sensing Ear Alarms
Motion-Sensing Ear Alarms
The Wake Up Angel
Vibrating Alarm Clocks (UPDATE)
Vibrating Alarm Clocks (UPDATE)
Silent Alarm Clocks Just Got More Stylish
Multi-Fragrance Alarm Clocks
Multi-Fragrance Alarm Clocks
Osim Nioi
play_circle_filled Rocket Launcher Alarm Clocks
Rocket Launcher Alarm Clocks
Fake Exploding Light Bulbs
Fake Exploding Light Bulbs
Northern Lighting 'Scheisse' Fixture
Giant Light Bulb Shaped Lamps
Giant Light Bulb Shaped Lamps
The SO1 Lamp
31 Creative Cushions & Pillows
31 Creative Cushions & Pillows
Pillow Speakers
Pillow Speakers
Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy
Anti-Sleep Driving Alarms
Anti-Sleep Driving Alarms
Stay Awake At The Wheel (UPDATE)
Pole Dancer Alarm Clocks
Pole Dancer Alarm Clocks
Wake Me Up Before You Strip
Alarm Clock Makes You Breakfast
Alarm Clock Makes You Breakfast
Quaker Oatmeal Alarm Clock
Soft LED Light Bulbs
Soft LED Light Bulbs
Eco Bulb Lasts 35 Years
Glowing Pillow Case
Glowing Pillow Case
Wake With Light
Anti-Snooze Button Technology
Anti-Snooze Button Technology
The Shocking Alarm Clock
Gun-Operated Alarm Clock
Gun-Operated Alarm Clock
Vibrator Alarm Clock
Vibrator Alarm Clock
Wake Up With a Buzz
Clocky
Clocky
The Alarm Clock that runs away and hides from you
Flying Alarm Clock
Flying Alarm Clock
Giovannoni TimeSphere
Giovannoni TimeSphere
Alarm Clock with Floating Projector