Wake Up and Dock This Way

By ltsolet / On / In Amazon, App, Gear

Cover Slap Shake

One eye opens and look over at the noise that’s coming from the nightstand. Was it getting to bed late? Contacts sticking? There’s a sense that the morning, or at east the waking part of the morning, had come too soon. Groggy. That’s the work for it. When did Monday happen?

Looking over at the nightstand, I see the time. A big round blue circle glows on my phone, a gentle ocean breeze sounds turns into a barrage of “(@#&%(@^%**@“ noise. It’s time to get up. Or maybe just a snooze. Not ready to get up yet. Not ready.

But its persistent. Pesky alarm clock app seems to know that it will win. Cover it to change modes. Slap it to snooze. Shake it to within and inch of its life to actually turn it off. Yes! That kind of movement will wake you up and get you in a go getting mood. At least it’s not one of those alarms that makes you chase it. Close enough.

Free download from the app store. Tiny Hearts Limited has a winner here. Even after almost 3 years, it’s my go to app for alarms. Unfortunately, iOS only.

Wake Alarm Clock on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Wake Alarm Clock. Download Wake Alarm Clock and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


Above The Fray

And for the phone, there is a perch. A beautiful aluminum perch from Twelve South. I’m been through quite a few dock for my phone. Speaker docks, Combo iPhone and iPad docks, some strange and wonderful docks made of cork and like most of us, an extra long cable that I throw on the table hoping it will stay and not fall behind the night stand or bed, or worse still, get tangled in the other cables that are haphazardly placed there for no other reason that someone hasn’t come up with a better way to masterfully remove my pain points.

Unlike most docks, Twelve South has elevated the Lightening dock connector so that it will work with most cases so you don’t have to worry about removing your phone from it’s case (see above comments on shaking and slapping the phone to within an inch of its life for reasons why this may be important).

Made of High grade aluminum. Height Adjustable. Doubles as a dock for iPad Mini’s (sorry full sized iPads will a different dock). So slap your phone in and get some rest. I’m heading back to bed. It’s been a long day.

Twelve South HiRise for iPhone/iPad mini, silver Adjustable charging stand, requires Apple Lightning cable

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