A Look Into Ruggie Alarm Mat

This Kickstarter project is already a hit and is fully funded. Ruggie is an alarm clock which will turn off your snoozing habits instantly. The alarm clock settles inside a mat and uses a pressure sensor to switch off the buzzer. When the alarm goes ringing, you need to get up and place your feet firmly on the mat for atleast three to four seconds to turn it off.

Ruggie is as the same size of a typical bathroom mat, which includes a LED display at the top right corner. You can set the time on the clock and the alarm time for the next day along with choosing from a great collection of pre-loaded sounds. The LED also works as a night light when you get up in the middle of the night.

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The Ruggie Alarm Mat can also be connected to a computer over USB in order to upload an audio file which will robotically play after the alarm shuts off. You could use this as a reminder for your important itinerary for the day.

Talking about batteries, Ruggie functions on three AAA batteries which would usually last for a year with daily use. You can also wash the mat in a machine after removing all the electronic guts.

The developing team is targeting for a full production fund and ship the final products by September 2016 and the retail price is likely to be $99, but early backers can bag it for a price of $79. But don’t lose patience, since there are often delays in deliveries in all the Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects.

The Ruggie Alarm Mat is an interesting and fun initiative, but it might disappoint you in one area. You can set an alarm only for a single time each day and not multiple times which you happen to do on your smartphone. However technologies never settles down and so do the upgrades.

So, if you are a gadget freak, and like to try out new stuff you have a great mat to start your day with.

Picture courtesy – snbcnews.com

 


by techtalks @TechTalks July 25, 2016 5:14 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi