For The Uncoordinated, There’s The WobL iPhone Alarm Clock Stand

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We’ve all been there: Some mornings simply aren’t compatible with a task as sophisticated as groping for an iPhone and then pawing at the screen or volume button to activate the snooze.

And for those especially drooly mornings when even smacking a massive rubber button is too much of a challenge, there’s the wobL: a stand-app alarm combo for iPhone that works simply by  — you guessed it — wobbling it.

It’s genius, really. The stand’s rounded base hides a thick metal rod around which it wobbles easily. When the iPhone moves in the stand, it activates wobL’s companion app, which then triggers the snooze. The result? The accompanying video clip it looms as if just groping blindly for the iPhone — and even missing it and smacking the desk instead — will activate the snooze. The only downside is being hours late for work.

wobL is the brainchild of Third Prime Studio, which is based in Portland, Oregon, and is a crowdfund project hosted at Crowd Supply, which is yet another Kickstarter clone. Early bird wobLs are still available for $25. Expected ship date is June 2014.

  • dcj001

    Where is the accompanying video clip?

About the author

Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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