The rise of smartphones and music players has made standalone alarm clocks a thing of the past for many. While there is a dearth of alarm clock-type stands already on the market, design student Robert Bye has come up with his own sleek effort in response to a lack of a “nicely designed, high quality” options for his iPod Touch.
The stand can operator horizontally or vertically, has a volume knob on its side, internal speakers and, Bye says, would feature a simplified ‘alarm clock’ app.
Bye has developed the design using his own ‘Nook’ branding, which would be likely have issues given it is a term already used by Barnes and Noble. The only real drawback we see is that this is a design, not a working demo, and therefore it is unclear whether the electronic requirements have been factored in.
With a little helping pulling together a prototype, we have a feeling that this could do rather well on Kickstarter – as a number of Redditors have already suggested. Let it be so.