Beddi is an alarm clock that’s more like having your own butler

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The Beddi smart alarm clock has a host of functions. Waking you from sleep is just a start.
The Beddi smart alarm clock has a host of functions. Waking you from sleep is just a start.
Photo: Witti

You may have broke your last alarm clock swiping it off your nightstand as you tried to make it stop doing that one thing it’s supposed to do – get your ass out of bed.

In its place comes Beddi, the clock that teams up with your iPhone to wake you, get the coffee started and even hail you an Uber ride. Dock your phone at night for charging, enjoy some pillow talk with Siri, activate a mood light and fall asleep to white noise.

In fact, the technology design firm Witti has made Beddi intelligent enough for you to control the whole house without ever getting out of bed.

After just two days on Kickstarter, Witti has already more than doubled its fund-raising goal to bring the Beddi to production. Early backers got the smart clock for $50. It will now cost a new backer $75 for a device that will eventually retail for $99.

With Beddi and a smartphone, the clock can connect to Siri, call Uber with one button and control a variety of smart home appliances and electronics.
With Beddi and a smartphone, the clock can connect to Siri, call Uber with one button and control a variety of smart home appliances and electronics.
Photo: Witti

A majority of us sleep with our smartphones at our bedside tables. A recent consumer mobility survey by Bank of America revealed 71 percent (1,000 were surveyed) interact with our phones before bed, probably set its alarm function and pick it up first thing in the morning.

“Waking up is half the battle,” Witti CEO Alfred Wong said in a news release about the smart clock. “Beddi helps you get out of bed and start your day on a positive note. As smartphones replace traditional alarm clocks, (this) combines the functionality and flexibility of a smartphone with the added benefits of smart home controls right from your night stand.”

The Beddi can be programmed to connect with devices such as Nest, Philips Hue and WeMo Switch, meaning lighting, appliances and other electronics can be controlled from it.

Beddi has a sunrise simulation setting to ease you out of sleep. Once up, get real-time traffic updates and voice-prompted weather alerts. Connecting to Siri and Spotify, the Beddi even has a preset to let you request an Uber ride with one touch. The clock has three pre-sets and it is compatible with any phone case.

Send SMS, make a phone call or use Skype. Two USB ports let you charge devcies and a mood let can be set from a catalog of 16 million colors.

Witti hopes to begin production of the Beddi by May.