Sunday, 31 January 2016

Ruggie Alarm

When it comes to waking up in the morning, are you a frequent snoozer? Snoozing may give you that extra 5-10 minutes of sleep, but science says hitting the snooze button makes you more tired.The Ruggie is a memory-foam mat you place on the floor next to your bed. It has a built-in LED display that shows the time, and it plays a selection of standard alarm tones or soothing nature sounds to help wake you up. To turn the alarm off, you'll need to place both feet on the mat for at least three seconds, which means you'll either need to be sitting or standing up to disable the alarm. The company has already raised more than $76,000 (about £52,000, AU$110,000), far surpassing its $36,000 goal (about £25,000, AU$52,000). Those interested can order a Ruggie for $79 (about £55, AU$115), plus $15 shipping to the US or $20 (about £15, AU$30) to the UK and Australia. Orders are expected to make it to backers in September, provided the company doesn't run into any production issues.