There are few things that seem worse than being woken up to the shrill blast of an alarm clock at 4:30AM, especially if it’s your significant other’s alarm clock and you don’t have to be up for another four hours.
Three engineers from San Diego have come up with a solution to this problem and launched “Hush, the World’s First Smart Earplugs.” They launched it on Kickstarter only a couple days ago and are already past 250% funding.
The premise of Hush is simple: earplugs the block out all surrounding noise and wake you (and only you) up at a specific time, using a specific song. The timing is controlled by an iPhone or Android app. It can also play one of ten “soothing sounds” to aggressively block out background noise and help you fall asleep faster.
Hush is marketed specifically towards students, couples, and travelers – but it has gained traction from all sorts of people.
It’s not just a regular earplug that plays music, either. It prides itself on its’ design, with memory foam, silicone padding, and angled design, end a curved exterior.
The Kickstarter for Hush is running until December 23rd. If you want to contribute and order one of the first Hush’s, click here.