My husband and I have been married forever. Which means we sleep together far less often than we used to. Those of you in midlife and beyond know what I'm talking about. The insomnia, the snoring, the roster of reasons one or another partner regularly heads off to the guest room to get some sleep.
Sleeping apart, though, means there's no waking up together courtesy the common alarm clock in the joint bedroom. Thankfully there's an answer for that: the TCL Vibe.
The TCL Vibe compact alarm clock from Amplicom is the answer not only for midlifers, but for whippersnapper little ones like my grandsons as well as college-age kiddos, too. It's truly a wake-up call for all generations. The TCL Vibe features a main digital alarm clock that can be set with two separate alarm times plus (the cool part!) a wrist band that awakens sleepers with a gentle vibration. A super solution for various situations:
For midlife couples like my husband and me. I can set the compact cube — see how compact above — for the alarm time both my husband I need to rise, put the cube on my nightstand and the wristband on my hubby. When he heads off to the guest room in the middle of the night, we no longer have to worry he'll miss his wake-up call. And I no longer need to stand at the top of stairs and yell out to him to GET UP, as the vibrating wristband awakens him on time.
As the cube sits next to the bed, I can check the time throughout the night with a simple tap to the top, which turns on the time (and temperature) with a soft amber backlighting. It then turns off after a few seconds, so no blaring displays keeping me awake throughout the night.
For youngsters like my grandsons. My oldest grandson and middle grandson share a bedroom. The oldest must get up for school earlier than my middle grandson. Setting an alarm that goes off loudly in the room would unnecessarily awaken both boys. But, thanks to the handy dandy TCL Vibe, the oldest can put on the wristband, set the alarm to only vibrate the wristband, not go off on the cube, and my oldest will get up on time without waking his brother.
For college kids sharing a dorm room. Let's say one student needs to get up early for class while another has several hours before class begins. Though many might rely on their phone alarm, savvy students know that would wake their roommate, so they turn to the TCL Vibe. The one needing to get up first can wear the wristband, depending on an alarm set to the time they need to arise. They get up without stirring their buddy. Because the TCL Vibe has the ability to set two alarm times, the second student can rely on the second alarm to go off on the cube. No classes missed, no roommates pissed, er, woken without reason.
The TCL Vibe comes with the alarm clock, the wristband, a USB cable for charging the wristband's vibrating mechanism, 3 AAA batteries, an instruction manual and a convenient travel pouch (the tiny cube requires minimal space in luggage). The TCL Vibe has a suggested price of $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.harriscomm.com beginning Sept. 12.
Here's a brief video on this nifty little alarm clock that makes an ideal gift for several ages and stages:
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Disclosure: I received this product (and the images) free for review. All opinions are my own.