By Andrew Liszewski
Yours truly can sleep through even the loudest of bedside alarms but I’m pretty sure if the sounds were blasted directly into my ear canal I would wake up pretty quickly. That’s part of the idea behind the Earlarm from Mini Castle. It looks and functions like an earbud-type headphone but without any of the cords. And from what I can tell it’s completely self-contained so you don’t need a separate audio source.
The Earlarm website has a list of possible uses including as an alert to not miss your stop on public transportaion, during driving to remind you when it’s time to take a break and even as a personal wake-up alarm that won’t bother anyone sleeping nearby. While there does appear to be several small buttons and a tiny LCD display built into the device I have no idea how configurable the timer is which is a big factor on how useful the Earlarm could actually be.
It’s currently available on the Mini Castle website for $14.99 but buying a pack of ten will bring the unit price down to only $13.99.