For some of us life would be so much better if it wasn’t for getting up in the morning. Nobody likes this stressful time, from dismissing your alarm to drinking the second coffee that day and finally feeling like a functioning human being.
Fortunately, we are surrounded by people with the same problem who happen to be inventors and some of them use the anguish of the early morning to fuel their brain cells. Here are four fantastic (or silly, depending on your state of mind) gadgets those people created, meant to make our lives easier, or chuckle in disbelief.
Room of the rising sun
This lamp, called Verilux Rise & Shine Natural Wake-Up Light (slick name) apparently regulates your sleep cycles by adjusting light around you. If you are one of those getting up before the sun wakes up, this may even be really handy!
In case light is not good enough, this device has a built-in alarm clock to wake you up anyway.
Preparing your first cup even before you regain your consciousness
Steps like iKettle are very small steps in the direction of the all encompassing Internet of Things, but cute ones at that. This fancy looking gadget uses WiFi to connect with your smartphone (Android or iOS) and lets you control the progress of your first morning coffee or tea as soon as you are awake. Boil water to a certain temperature (everything above 65C is bad for your green tea!) and keep it warm in case you need five more minutes alone with your bed.
The feature we liked most is the alarm feature. It allows you to set up an alarm in iKettle’s app and, once the phone starts ringing, it will offer you to boil water right away. Talk about productivity first thing in the morning!
Your mom wouldn’t have to scold you every morning if you had had this as a kid
Many of you will agree that the greatest temptation in the morning is the part when you get out of the bed and turn around to make it. It almost resembles that biblical story about the people who weren’t supposed to turn around but one of them did and she became a pillar of stone. Touching your bed after you are out and feeling its inviting warmth is as frustrating as it gets. And it can have catastrophic “lemme feel it again for five minutes only” consequences.
Fortunately, Spanish OHEA has a solution for this. No need to practice self discipline – just click the button and the bed will make itself (see the demonstration here). There is really not much more to be said – simple but effective.
iTired of all those iBrands? Do give iShower iChance!
One look at the interface elements of Unique Automation’s iShower and you will recognize who it is meant for – for the people who see their showers as rituals. But if you are one of them, you can be sure that iShower has you covered.
It will respond to many of your demands and let you control most of its functions, jets, shampoo dispensers, all you need really. But is it what you need in the morning? “It sounds like commanding a spaceship”, I hear you say. Well, the process can be automated and stored as a preset, so the next morning you can just relax and enjoy the perfect shower.