I supposed nowadays many of us are awaken every day from our pleasant sleep by our iPhones, Radio Clocks and maybe still for some, the tradition clocks. Today, I am going to show you an interesting alternative.
This interesting design works on the concept of producing the acoustic alarm like a guitar been strum.Simply set the hour and minutes when you want the alarm to sound off, and watch as a rotating pluck spins to pick the guitar string.
You could even tighten or loosen the strings to create your own unique tone. The tone it creates does certainly sound much more pleasant than many alarm clocks out there. But I just hope that it’s not too pleasant to the extent that it doesn’t wake me up.
Human emotions are influenced by many factors, and one of these factors which annoys people the most is the sound of their morning alarm. The Acoustic Alarm scraps the annoying morning alarm, and replaces it with a relaxing acoustic tune, which has been designed for the user to customise the tone of their alarm by adjusting the tuning pegs. The Acoustic Alarm has been hand crafted from 2mm thick birch plywood, walnut and stainless steel. The body which is made from the birch plywood has been finished with a clear wax to keep the natural colour of the wood and to enhance the grain. The bridges, tuning pegs and string pick have been made from walnut to give a contrast in the shades of wood, as well as give strength to the pieces with most tension. The stainless steel knobs and switch give highlight to the product and make it clear that they control the alarm. The alarm is set by turning the steel knobs to the desired time (top for hours and bottom for minutes) and then flicking the switch to the ‘on’ position.
Designer : Jamie McMahon