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Phillips Banishes Winter Blues

Phillips Banishes Winter Blues

Wake-up Light

Article courtesy of John Beck, from The Processor.

It usually only takes a few weeks of starting my daily commute long before the meager winter sun makes an appearance until I start seriously considering tossing myself under a train. Fortunately, the Phillips Wake-up Light could be just the thing to brighten up those dingy December mornings. It’s a combined bedside lamp, alarm clock and digital radio which Phillips rather boldly claims will make waking up a “pleasant experience”.

To achieve this seriously tall order, the multi-talented lamp conspires to disturb your slumbers in a more agreeable manner by gradually illuminating your room and playing a choice of 4 “natural and pleasant wake-up sounds”, which all seems simply lovely.  It’s probably worth noting that said sounds aren’t all so terribly natural however; tweeting birds and jungle noises I can deal with, but wind chimes just remind me of living next to annoying hippies, and a “relaxing beep” sounds highly oxymoronical.

Also, it’ll set you back £130. Maybe I’ll just take my chances with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

[ Phillips ]


11 responses to “Phillips Banishes Winter Blues”

  1. nenriel says:

    Something like that would be much nicer than the sudden jolt from sleep a normal alarm gives you. But wow that's pricey…

  2. dubzilla says:

    I would think that this thing would have to get really bright. I can sleep in the middle of the day. Heck i have been know to sleep in direct sunlight. and the review is right “relaxing Beep” sounds a little silly

  3. mcman says:

    I prefer to wake up in the dark via my internal clock. Hey! That could be my superpower, Internal Clock Guy!

  4. Jessicat says:

    I think it's funny how there a millions of gadgets to wake us up, and yet none of them are truly different or great. All expensive and no matter what a bit annoying. I think this is way to big to be practical for me. Looking at the pictures on the manufacture's site, it's just huge next to her head.

  5. baggyklown says:

    when i read the title, i thought it was some kind of space heater. but it's just a light up clock radio?

  6. cool, as long as you're not blind.

  7. wikasa85 says:

    Does these things really work ? Anyone know someone that has one ?

  8. joeythenifty says:

    I could buy the sun itself for less than this. How can they justify the price for a dimming light with a timer?

  9. Kouroth says:

    I wouldn't mind waking up this way but I don't get up early enough to give myself time.

  10. Alarm clocks of any kind are for the weak.
    Never used one. Was never late for anyting ever.

    Can you tell I'm anal? Just a bit huh. 😛

  11. Alarm clocks of any kind are for the weak.
    Never used one. Was never late for anyting ever.

    Can you tell I'm anal? Just a bit huh. 😛