FluidClock Wake is a smart alarm clock that keeps things simple

Are clock faces the new watch faces?

FluidClock Wake keeps things simple
The Ambient is reader-powered. If you click through using links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

The Amazon Echo Spot proved there's space on our bedside tables for something a little more connected than a retro alarm clock. And now FluidClock wants to provide the indie alternative.

It's a Wi-Fi connected alarm clock that's in development, pre-Kickstarter. It can show customisable clock faces on the multi-colour, dot matrix display as well as other info such as the weather, train times, stocks or your YouTube subscriber count.

Read this: How to use Alexa as a smart alarm clock

You can set multiple alarms quickly and easily in the companion app and adjust the actual alarm to be ten times louder than a smartphone alarm.

FluidClock is a smart alarm clock that keeps things simple

There's three configurable buttons on the device, automatic time setting over Wi-Fi plus an ambient light sensor that auto adjusts the alarm clock to a preset 'night face' when you turn the lights off - nifty.

We said it's in development. The founder Cameron (who goes by casperboi3 on Reddit and is based in Calgary, Canada) has built a working model and posted the project on the Home Automation subreddit, as spotted by GearBrain.

"I was searching for an alarm clock for my room and found all alarm clocks I saw either didn't look good, or they were complicated to set," he wrote in his initial post.

He's looking for beta testers for 10 3D printed units of the FluidClock Wake prototype. The plan is then to go to Kickstarter for a crowdfunding campaign and launch. And as you'd expect Redditors have been very vocal with requests for an open API and extras like Alexa integration.

The FluidClock site also features a FluidClock Pro device that can be wall mounted, available in larger sizes and is aimed at businesses and larger buildings.

If you're interested, you can sign up for the FluidClock Wake beta here.

TAGGED    smart home

Related stories

smart home The ups and downs of having a smart speaker when you live with roommates
smart home UK smart meters explained: How they work and whether you should get one
smart home What the hell is Wi-Fi 6, and when will you get it?
smart home IFTTT essential guide: The best IFTTT Applets for your automated smart home
speakers Best smart displays 2020: Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Facebook Portal and more
google Google Assistant guide: The missing manual to your Google Home
What do you think?
Reply to
Your comment