SensorWake is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today to raise money for its olfactory alarm clock, which wakes you up with smells instead of sounds.
With SensorWake, you can get a gentle wake-up from fragrances such as coffee, a hot croissant, aromatherapy, or even dollars. If it works reliably, then it certainly sounds better to me than a blaring alarm, or even a buzzing noise.
SensorWake lets loose a timed release of an aroma of your choice. You set your scent by inserting a recyclable capsule that you can use 60 times. When the alarm goes off, SensorWake pops open a hatch and gradually releases fragrance until the nearby sleeper awakens.