It’s January. Understandably, it’s not the easiest time of year to get out of bed. But here’s a new type of alarm clock that might be able to help.
It’s called Ruggie, and it’s basically a rug with an alarm built in. The only way to silence the alarm is to get up and plant your feet on it for three seconds. By which time, you’re out of bed, so may as well start your day.
Ruggie gives you a little boost too. It can play customisable sounds straight after the alarm has ended, like motivational messages. Just hook it up to a laptop via USB, and drag and drop whichever sounds you want.
You can also choose from a range of alarm sounds, so it doesn’t have to be an annoying beep.
It’s made of high-density memory foam, so should be suitably soft on your feet. In the corner is an LED screen showing the time.
Want one? Pledge $110 (£69) plus $20 (£14) for intentional shipping, and it can be yours. It’s passed its funding goal and will ship in September.