07 May '12, 3pm

Low-Tech Water-Powered Alarm Clock Offers Beautiful Alternative to Digital Beeps

Low-Tech Water-Powered Alarm Clock Offers Beautiful Alternative to Digital Beeps

Vera Wiedermann /Video screen capture It is really, really hard to find a digital alarm sound that is pleasant to wake up to. Even with the multitude of options on our cell phones (which it seems is one of the most popular alarm clocks out there) there are few options that a person wants to hear first thing in the morning. A natural sound is typically more pleasant, such as the ring of a chime or the meditative resonance of a hammer striking a metal bowl. To remedy the problem, designer Vera Wiedermann has come up with a wonderfully low-tech alternative to our high-tech alarms. Vera Wiedermann /Video screen capture The designer states , "By filling the alarm clock with water, we focus our attention on the duration of sleep. The task itself becomes a ritual which positively influences our rest. As opposed to the incessant ticking sound of a regular clock, here time passes s...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/low-tech-water-powered-...

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