Wake n’ Bacon wakes you with the smell of breakfast
July 31, 2008
Okay – I’ve covered some unique alarm clocks in the past, but this one really takes the cake, or rather the pork. Imagine, if you will, the smell of a hot cooked breakfast every morning when you wake up. Nice eh?
Created by Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini, and Hsiao-huh Hsu, the Wake n’ Bacon alarm clock is different from your average variety clock in that it doesn’t use sound or harsh vibration to arouse a weary sleeper. Rather, the unit cooks a slice of bacon for you to fill your bedroom with the smell of breakfast.
The way it works is that a person puts a slice of frozen bacon into the tray of the clock before going to bed. In the morning, the alarm clock then activates ten minutes before the alarm time and turns on two halogen lamps which slowly cook the bacon. Ten minutes later you are supposed to wake with the delicious smell of cooked pork in your bedroom. If that doesn’t do the the trick, then a backup alarm sounds to wake the individual.
Of course, the only downside I see is that you will wake up hungry and will only have the one slice of cooked bacon to eat. However, if these designers can make an alarm clock to cook a complete breakfast with eggs, toast and coffee, now we’re talking.