The World’s Greatest Alarm Clock Launches on Kickstarter

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The Sandman Doppler – Alexa Enabled, 6 USB Charging Ports, High-Quality Sound

The Sandman Doppler is now live on Kickstarter

The Sandman Doppler is now live on Kickstarter

The bedside alarm clock has made an exponential evolutionary leap with the Sandman Doppler, transforming from timepiece to complete information hub. Developed by Palo Alto Innovation (PAI), the company has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the product to market.

The Sandman Doppler is designed to fit perfectly into the 21st Century digital life with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and integrated Amazon Alexa to respond to almost unlimited voice commands. It features six high speed USB charging ports so all your devices can get powered up, while also centrally organizing the cables underneath the clock (three standard USB ports can also be switched out to USB-C). The dual speaker audio system has been carefully engineered to deliver outstanding sound from a compact package. There’s a RGB LED clock face, with huge 1.8” tall digits as well as dashboard indicators like the date, weather and temperature, all of which can be customized to any desired color. The readout is light-sensitive to automatically adjust brightness.

Just in case you get tired of talking to a machine, the clock also features two programmable buttons which can be linked to multiple functions. For example a push of Button One can dim the lights and play your favorite jazz station… Button Two can close the garage door, lock the front door and activate your home security system…. The clock integrates seamlessly with the iPhone and Android app, which can be used to program the unit. In fact, flexibility is the foundation of the Sandman Doppler, inside and out - if the default options aren’t enough, the clock runs on open-source code powered by the Next Thing Co.’s C.H.I.P. Pro, which is also open source, so owners can add their own features not even dreamed up yet.

It should be noted that Palo Alto Innovation is an experienced company which brought its first product, the original Sandman USB charging clock, to market in 2016. The original Sandman is available from Amazon and the PAI website. PAI has set a Kickstarter goal of $25,458 to pay for the necessary upfront manufacturing costs, with a range of pledge levels. The Early Bird price to receive a Sandman Doppler is $99, after that they will be available for the special Kickstarter price of $119. target date for shipping is July 2018.

“In 2015 we wanted to make our own products and founded Palo Alto Innovation, then created the original Sandman clock,” said Palo Alto Innovation co-founder and CEO Alex Tramiel. “We learned a lot about how to run a business, run a Kickstarter campaign, and we gathered a ton of real-life feedback on the Sandman. In general, people loved it, but they really wanted it to do more. And they especially wanted speakers! We immediately got back to development and created the incredible Sandman Doppler prototype. All that remains is to start manufacturing.”

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