Waking up is a tweet more peaceful with Bird Clock, the bird-shaped alarm that starts your day with pleasant chirping. Simply press or squeeze this ‘anti-alarm’ and it will read the time aloud to you - in English, or Japanese too.
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Why We Love It
Bird Clock achieves the seemingly impossible: doing away with our blaring alarms to make waking up in the morning a pleasant experience. Bird Clock moves beyond cringe-worthy beeping and starts your day with soothing chirping, akin to what you might hear on a clear day in the woods. Its bird silhouette is a cool, cheerful addition to your bedroom, with a hidden time and calendar display that makes this a sleek alarm, rather than your standard clock. We’re offering Bird Clock in a grained wood, further embodying whence the inspiration for this product came.
Bird Clock can be hung on a wall or placed on its included stand within arms’ reach of your bed (perhaps farther, if you’re a chronic snoozer). An LCD digital time and calendar display is accessed from the back, hidden from view once the alarm is set. When it’s time to wake up, the Bird Clock starts chirping. Once you make it out from under the covers, tap the Bird Clock and it will audibly read you the time in English or Japanese, the latter being a nod to its Tokyo origins. Bird Clock runs on two lithium batteries, included with your order. It also offers the option of a traditional alarm sound if the chirping makes your cat a little crazy.
Why We Love It
We’re big fans of the Bird Clock idea, a device intended simply for one of the most important parts of the day – waking up on time. Bird Clock offers a charming way to be summoned in the morning, and evokes a sense of woodland peace, whether you live in the country or downtown Manhattan. Its focus on design strips down the bells and whistles of a traditional alarm and provides the only thing you really need. No radio or ear-splitting sirens with this little birdie. In fact, we love that there isn’t a clock display, because there doesn’t need to be. A wise man once said, “Be who you are and be that well.” Nothing displays that sentiment quite like the Bird Clock.
Despite the proliferation of smartphone alarms, a phone under the pillow isn’t how Mother Nature intended us to sleep. Instead, we turn to Bird Clock to keep us on time for early meetings and feeble attempts at morning workouts. We never thought we would describe interacting with an alarm as “playful” until we caught wind of the Bird Clock. It fits terrifically under the Grand St. umbrella – design-focused functionality, with a neat user experience. This unique device is a perfect present to ourselves or that friend who can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning.
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